When you realise how important a switchboard is to your building and the safety of occupants, you can understand why it is so important to invest in a new switchboard and immediately solve electrical issues with an expert electrician in Sydney.

It is never a good idea to handle electrical problems on your own; the best course of action is to hire a professional Emergency Electrician to avoid further issues to your home and avoid unnecessary injuries to yourself and your family. Alan Oxfords' highly experienced teams are available to help you install, repair and maintain your home's electricity. 

What is the Purpose of an Electrical Switchboard?

A switchboard is commonly referred to as the 'central electricity hub' in a building, which safely circulates electricity throughout commercial, residential, and industrial facilities. A switchboard can also be referred to as a fuse box, meter box, breaker box or electrical box.

A switchboard distributes the power from electricity providers throughout a building to power the circuits, lights, outlets, appliances, air-conditioning, and everything else that requires electricity for power. As all the power in your building is connected to the switchboard, if your switchboard needs upgrading for whatever reason, the rest of your building will be affected. 

An old switchboard or an overworked switchboard is quite dangerous and can cause various catastrophic issues around your home. This is why it is super important to know when your switchboard needs upgrading. If you are unsure, Alan Oxford's expert electricians in Sydney will come to your property and advise whether it is time for a switchboard upgrade or not.

What are the Signs of a Necessary Switchboard Upgrade?

There are many signs which indicate that a switchboard upgrade is necessary, but you should always speak to a licensed electrician in Sydney before upgrading your switchboard. Some of the simple, most common indications are as follows.

Contrary to common belief, electrical outlets and switchboards have expiry dates. Eventually, electrical wiring will become worn; this is particularly common in older homes with wiring over a decade old. 

The consequences of worn-out wirings are worse than just the disconnection of sockets. For example, excessively warm outlets and sparking outlets can be caused by old electrical outlets. Usually, in such situations upgrading your switchboard may be the only way to restore function to the outlet; this is a job for a professional Sydney electrician.

In addition, if your switchboard is looking overcrowded, an upgrade is the best way to give you peace of mind. Within the central electrical box or junction box of a building, each wire needs to be a comfortable distance between each other, ideally a distance of 30mm from the box frame. This can cause many dangers for owners; for example, if there is a damaged wire and it is close to other wires inside the electrical box. This can result in an electric shock and can short circuit the entire building's system.

Lastly, if you have recently upgraded some of your electrical appliances or have just renovated your property, introducing the new devices may trigger switch problems. Putting too much pressure on your electrical circuits, as a result overloading the electrical system. In order to prevent such an issue, you should always hire an experienced Sydney electrician. 

Our professional electricians at Alan Oxford's are qualified in Ceiling Fan Installations, Cooktop Installations, LED Downlights, Wall Mounted TV Installation and many more electrical renovations. If you are upgrading your home, the switchboard will no longer be able to support all the new technology in most cases. So, you might need Alan Oxford's to upgrade your electrical switchboard to support the more complex electrical systems.

Remember, this list does not cover every issue; you should always consult with an experienced electrician in Sydney about your concerns. Instead of calling an electrician when it is too late, and damage to your home has already occurred. 

How Much Does a Switchboard Upgrades in Sydney Cost?

The cost of a switchboard upgrade varies greatly depending on the switchboard's specific situation and the state of the property. Some of the factors that influence the price of a switchboard upgrade are as follows, but, if you would like a detailed quote for your specific situation, please get in contact with Alan Oxford's professional electricians in Sydney.

  • The size and capacity of the switchboard and what desired size and capacity of the upgraded switchboard.
  • The amount of cabling within the switchboard will need to be rewired.
  • The current way a building is structured, a large or small amount of rewiring might be required throughout to support the more complex electrical systems.

In Need of Quality Switchboard Upgrades in Sydney?

No matter how hard house owners try to prevent electrical problems, the most common electrical problems will pop up eventually. These issues need to be fixed immediately by a professional electrician to avoid further problems.

Are you looking for a Gas Electrician in Parramatta or a Gas Plumber in Baulkham Hills? At Alan Oxford's Plumbing & Electrical, we have expert plumbers who can help you keep your water usage efficient and cost-effective.

But we also specialise in providing expert electrical services, including tv point installation, datapoint installation, ceiling fan installation, home appliances installations and much more, for customers in Parramatta, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills and the Hills Shire.

We provide a Customer Service Guarantee and a 24-hour Emergency Electrical Service to ensure we can help you if a dangerous electrical issue does emerge. For more information about our services or arrange a booking, contact our friendly team on (02) 9894 9623.

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