Upgrading your switchboard is a simple yet important operation that can be done to increase the electrical efficiency and safety of your property. Out of date switchboard models are known to produce the following issues:
- Blown fuses during the use of more than one standard appliance
- Lights flickering for no apparent reason
- Hot-to-touch switchboard cabling
These frustrations, although bothersome in their own right, are really just minor precursors to a problem that old switchboards are known to produce: electrical fires due to overload. This is why it is essential to ensure that your property’s switchboard is upgraded and maintained to Australian electrical standards.
Here at RJ Electrical, we provide switchboard upgrading services guaranteed to bring your property’s electrical system up to Australian Standard AS3000. Read on to learn more about our service in this area.
Solutions for modern times
If your switchboard is more than 20 years old, we can almost guarantee you that it wasn’t built with modern electricity needs in mind. There’s no way the same switchboards that powered little more than a dishwasher, small TV, stove and refrigerator 20 years ago can be expected to perform well with all the gadgets on our properties today.
Switchboards play a massive role in protecting your property’s wiring. By hiring RJ Electrical to upgrade your switchboard, you can rest assured in knowing that your property is brought up to industry standards.
A thorough job
Upgrading a switchboard is not as simple as pulling the old one off the wall and connecting a new one. Australian law mandates that, during the replacing of a switchboard, the entire electrical system is brought up to Australian Standard AS3000.
This set of standards, last updated in 2007, is designed to ensure the safety of electrical systems in residential, commercial and industrial facilities all over Australia. Here at RJ Electrical, we stand by this set of codes and make sure that each switchboard upgrade we perform is compliant.
What that means for you is, we take our time with your job and perform all the necessary tests and upgrades required to ensure the safety and efficiency of your electrical system.
Interested in our services?
If you’re experiencing any of the switchboard-related issues we outlined earlier on this page or are simply not sure if your switchboard needs upgrading, we encourage you to give us at RJ Electrical a call.
We’ll be more than happy to provide you with an on-site inspection and assessment of your property’s switchboard and advise you on the steps you should take towards creating a safer, more efficient electrical system.