Electrical Mains and Switchboard Upgrades and Relocations
Q. Why would you need an electrical switchboard upgrade?
Older style switchboards with ceramic rewire-able fuses are designed to cater for a couple of household appliances. When these fuse boxes were installed homes had a fridge, washing machine and oven. Modern houses and businesses have so many more appliances in use every day that the old switchboards are now potential fire hazards due to overloading.
If you have added an extension to your home or business the current electrical switchboard may need to be upgraded to cope with the added needs.
Renovations such as a kitchen or entertainment room could add extra stress to your electrical switchboard. Newer appliances and electrical equipment can draw more power and add to the demands of your fuse box.
Another reason for switchboard upgrades is that often older electrical switchboards are not fitted with electrical safety switches.
Q. Why would I need to have my mains power upgraded?
There are a number of reasons you would want your mains power upgraded, including the installation of ducted air conditioning, the use of large equipment such as printing presses or high end audio visual equipment, the addition of a new block or wing to a building or the renovation of an older building.
A mains power upgrade will provide you with a consistent, reliable and quantifiable power source. Any mains power upgrade should be installed by a qualified electrician, as it is illegal in Queensland for anyone else to carry out electrical work of this nature. Not only is it dangerous, but because it is illegal you risk voiding your insurance and making the premises harder to sell.