ELECTRICAL SWITCHBOARD UPGRADES IN SYDNEY
Arrow Power are your local Sydney Level 2 Electricians who are licensed to perform repairs and switchboard upgrades in Sydney.
We help homeowners make a clearer sense of their options for upgrading the electrical in their homes. Our service is simple and helpful to guide people through the process so they can find a trusted, affordable solution.
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Our electrical services range from the North Shore, Northern Beaches, Western Suburbs, the Hills District, and all over Sydney. We’re proud to have an exemplary customer service record.
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Your switchboard is like the brains of your entire home electrical system, and the key to your electrical safety. The power comes into your switchboard either overhead or underground from the street. It then distributes this power throughout all of the areas of your home.
A switchboard is also the place where your electricity provider will come and take your meter reading every three months to measure your energy consumption and give you your electricity bill. The switchboard should have clear access from the street, and if possible located outside your fenced area if you have pets to give you meter reader easy access.
The switchboard is made up of different circuits which are controlled by safety switches, circuit breakers(or MCB’s) or fuses. If your switchboard still has the old style porcelain fuses or circuit breakers, we do recommend a switchboard upgrade as it is definitely a safety concern.
Often times when upgrading your switchboard you may want to consider upgrading to three phase power at the same time to increase your power supply to the house. A three phase power upgrade from the street can only be completed by a Level 2 Electrician.
A switchboard upgrade will periodically become necessary as you make additions to your home, upgrade your appliances, add a pool or air-conditioning, or the wiring is too old or unsafe. The best thing to do is to call a reputable Sydney electrician to give you a complimentary safety audit on your current switchboard and get a quote on an upgrade.
The cost to replace your switchboard is inexpensive in comparison to the damage that can occur from a faulty fuse box. If your Sydney home’s switchboard begins showing signs that it’s time to upgrade, such as tripping, dimming or flickering lights, a strong odour or rust and corrosion. If you see these signs or anything unusual occurring then most likely a switchboard replacement is necessary and you should act immediately. Call a licensed Sydney electrician today.
There are so many variables that make up a quote for a switchboard upgrade in Sydney. These factors include:
- How many circuits are required?
- Which materials your current switchboard is made out of (e.g. asbestos will need to be carefully treated and removed)
- If you are also getting a three-phase power upgrade at the same time?
- What brand of electrical product is used (you want a brand that is known such as Clipsal or Hager – so you know you’re only getting the best quality)
- What is the type of cabling used in the house and does the wiring need to be replaced?
- Does the switchboard need to be relocated?
1. Asbestos Backed Switchboard
If the backing of your switchboard is made out of wood or asbestos this can be a serious electrical safety risk. The chances of a fire or short out in the fuse box are significantly greater if the materials are not up to today’s modern standards. Not to mention that an asbestos switchboard is unsafe for your family, pets, and others. It is best to get a whole new switchboard if you have an asbestos backing as most electricians are unable to work on these due to insurance.
2. Switchboard Run Out Of Room
If there is no more room in your switchboard or fuse box, you can’t add additional circuits or RCD’s. Most often we get a call from people needing more room in their switchboard when they are getting solar installed. As when you install solar you need an additional meter fitted from your energy retailer.
3. Switchboard Needs To Be Relocated
Often when you are doing home renovations you will need to get your switchboard moved. This can be quite a big task and you are best to get a professional electrician to come and assess the situation as to what is going to work the best and most cost-effective to move your switchboard. You may also want to renew your electrical wiring so it is up to code and safe, at the same time as when you relocate the switchboard.
If you’re unsure as to what exactly you need for your switchboard, you can request a quote to get one of our friendly level 2 electricians to inspect your switchboard. In the inspection we will:
- Check the condition of all fuses, circuit breakers or RCDs that are currently fitted with your switchboard
- We will test the function of all components to check that the required level of protection is enabled
- Check the condition of the power supply from the street or solar system
- Check the condition of the switchboard backing and enclosure
It is common sense for you to keep your switchboard in good order and condition. You can do this simply by keeping the door closed to protect it from rainwater and dust getting in. Often insects will try and build a nest in your switchboard, so it is best to get rid of these as quickly as possible and always keep the switchboard door securely closed.
Additionally, it is also a good idea to activate and test the circuit breakers and safety switches at least at 6 monthly intervals. This will ensure your level of protection is assured in the event a short circuit or other event causes concern for the safety of your house and family.
If you should need any assistance or experience any unexplained “trip” of your safety device, don’t hesitate to contact Arrow Power, our experienced technicians are on call 24/7 and able to take care of your problem day or night.
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Older style switchboards, especially the type with ceramic fuses aren’t particularly safe or conducive to modern-day electrical demands and as such need replacing. Ceramic fuses could be putting you and your family at risk or be an emergency waiting to happen.
Switchboards are an essential part of your home’s electrical system. Fuse box switchboards and ceramic fuses do not comply with today’s standards. Apart from non-compliance issues, they can pose a fire risk and a hazard for electrical shock.
Arrow Power’s licensed electricians are trained to immediately recognise your existing electrical protection and regardless of your current switchboard, we can upgrade your switchboard from any style fuse or circuit breaker to the latest style combination safety switch circuit breaker and RCD.
Our technicians can inspect and advise the cost to upgrade your switchboard to maximise your protection at a moment’s notice.
Call us to arrange a switchboard inspection if you have:
- A switchboard containing older style porcelain fuses or hard wired circuit breakers
- A renovation coming up and you need to move your switchboard
- Installed or installing air-conditioning
- Concern about your electrical switchboard
- Experienced a burning smell, power outage, or lights flickering
- Recently renovated your home and electrical load may have increased
- Added a pool pump
WHY CHOOSE ARROW POWER?
Arrow Power is a well-established electrical contracting company with over 45 years of experience in servicing our wide range of customer base.
- Qualified, licensed and experienced level 2 electricians
- Specialising & experienced in large projects
- Complimentary safety audit with every job
- Emergency response 24/7
- Upfront honest pricing
Our qualified electricians strive to deliver our customers expectations & we are totally committed to quality workmanship & to attending to customer sites on time, every time.
We guarantee our workmanship on every job, but we have no hesitation to respond to completed work information or inquiries.
ELECTRICAL SERVICES THROUGHOUT SYDNEY
At Arrow Power, we cover all of Sydney! Our commercial electricians are spread across the Sydney metropolitan – so there is always an accredited service provider conveniently located near your suburb.
We also provide 24/7 urgent response with our level 2 electricians in an emergency at any time of the day or night, so you will never be without power.
Our licensed electricians are just a phone call away from coming to your suburb. Our serviced Sydney areas include:
- Sydney CBD
- North Shore
- The Hills District
- Greater Western Sydney
- Northern Beaches
- The Hawkesbury
- Pennant Hills
- Inner West Sydney
Read what our clients have to say
We recently used Luke from Arrow Power for all our electrical work in our office. Extremely competitive prices and well thought out detailed quotation that advised us of all our expected costs. Very reliable and by far the best tradesman I have come across. Thanks you so much I would definitely refer you to my family and friends and will call again next time we need more electrical work done at home or work.
Great service, technician was brilliant. Was a rainy day, took great care to ensure no dirt or water came inside the house. True professionals and would recommend without hesitation.
Great company, great service arrow was on time, they explained the job in detail
I used arrow for a new complete fit out in a showroom Luke and his team are awesome
After getting a quick quote i received a phone call from Victoria in a quick time to organise a visit from Luke and Nick who were very upfront on what was required and my possible options. This level of professionalism is what I value in dealing with a company to ensure a safe and long term solution.
I rang Arrow Power for advice re moving my Electricity Pole and power line, as I had large trees causing an issue. They quickly emailed me back with a free quote, much cheaper than I expected. The next easy step was a technician coming to my place for onsite expert advice and to organize the work. Which was carried out promptly. Was very happy with the whole experience.