Does your electrical fuse board need upgrading? Out of date mains boards cannot keep up with the increased power demand that modern homes require. Today’s modern homes require more electricity due to the increasing list of electrical appliances, modern television sets, games consoles, surround sound, hair & beauty appliances etc. Home offices also add to the increase demand with computers, printers, faxes, all on cable modems. Today’s modern kitchens also use more appliances than ever before, such as huge American style fridge freezers, dishwashers, blenders, bread makers, toasters, electric ovens and extractor fans. All these modern appliances help to make life much easier, however they also increase the power demand placed on your mains board. Our highly skilled commercial electrician Melbourne have many years of experience in commercial electric work, helping business enterprises with their electrical wiring and commercial electrical services needs.
The older the property the less efficient the fuse board will be to deal with the increased demand from all these new extra appliances. The older fuse boards that were installed when the property was first built would have been sufficient enough to power to the maximum demand of the day, However as already covered the power demand has increased and the older boards did not have the MCB (miniature circuit breakers) these help to ensure that each part of the homes electrical installation was safely separated, for example all of the upstairs sockets would now go on to there own ring main connected to its own MCB on the mains board, Older mains boards only had four rewire able fuses, this meant that the different ring mains had to share. An electrical fuse board up grade or a full house rewire can bring your property’s electrical requirements up to date with current demands, helping to ensure it keeps running efficiently.
Can you answer yes to any of the following questions?
These are indications of problems with your fuse board or wiring:-
- If when you are trying to run multiple appliances at the same time the electric keeps tripping out.
- Do you have problems with the brightness of your lights?. i.e do the keep flickering?
- Do you experience problems with the electrical feed to your appliances? i.e. power surges?
These can all be an indication that there is an overload of electricity to the fuse board, the electrical installations are out of date, and are in need of an upgrade.
Upgrading your electrical fuse board is quite straight forward to an experienced electrician. An upgrade to a modern fuse board will increase the capacity of the electric supply around your home and stop any problems that you had been experiencing with the old fuse board.
In some cases an upgrade of the fuse board will not fix the problem and a full rewire will be required. This involves replacing all the wiring and sockets, light fittings etc around the home. As mentioned before this should only be carried out by an experienced electrician or electrical contractor and should not attempted by a DIY enthusiast, if you are looking to reduce the cost of the house rewire then try to find a electrician who will allow or advise you on preparing your house for a rewire, ie chasing out the walls where the new cables will be laid, and removing all rubble and debris. This means electrician simply has to come in and run all the cables down the wall and wire up all the sockets.
Having a straight forward house rewire and fuse board upgrade will bring your mains board up to the current power needs of your home. If you are considering installing any additional high powered appliances or gadgets to your home an electrician will be able to advise you on any extra sockets that may be needed, rather than using too many multi point adapter plugs.
The safety of your home will also be greatly increased as multi point adapter plugs are one of the biggest causes of electrical fires. An up to date fuse board and wiring also ensure that the electricity running around your home is running safely and efficiently
As with all things the best way to find a good electrician is first to ask your friends, relatives or colleges if they can recommend one maybe they had work done by them in their home that was carried out to a high standard and were happy with the services and had no problems afterwards.
There are a lot of tradesmen online and listed in the directories on the net ie yellow pages, and the new eBay style find a tradesman sites.
A good electrician will always come out and have a look at the existing wiring and advise you of the work that needs to be done and give you a no obligation quotation. It is a good idea to get at least three quotations from different electricians.
Don’t let an out of date and old fuse board reduce the performance of your electrical appliances. Contact your local electrician today.
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