You've noticed your switchboard has old fuses. This should set of alarm bells at once. You don't know if there is the right rated fuse wire in each circuit, as old homes are were not designed for all the modern technology and heating appliances we have. This is a major fire risk because the right fuse will only allow the amount of power designed for the cable.
What does a Switchboard/Fuse Box Do and Why Should I Upgrade?
Your switchboard is an essential part of what keeps all your cabling, electronics, and appliances up and running. Older homes were not built with today's technology in mind, so their older switchboards are unequipped to save your life in the event of a fault. Old switchboards are not only an inconvenience (no one wants to hunt for the fuse wire in the dark), but also a very real safety hazard. Older switchboards pose a much higher risk for starting an electrical fire or for becoming a shock hazard.
How Can a Modern Upgrade Help Me?
A modern switchboard comes equipped with surge protection and more importantly safety switches to protect YOU and your family from potential hazards by shutting off as soon as it detects an electrical fault. Calling a qualified electrician to upgrade a switchboard also allows you to add potentially necessary circuits for newer appliances. If you want to upgrade to more modern technologies, such as solar power, you will also need a professional upgrade. A switchboard upgrade is not a DIY project and can cause serious harm to your home or handyman if not performed by a licensed electrician. Trust your upgrade to a fully licensed, fully accredited, fully insured electrician; contact RVZ Electrical Services today.
A switchboard/fuse box upgrade is not a DIY project and can cause serious harm to your home or handyman if not performed by a licensed electrician. Trust your upgrade to a fully licensed, fully accredited, fully insured electrician; contact RVZ Electrical Services today.