Domestic Switchboard Installation

Why Should I Replace My Old Switchboard?

Many old switchboards are also made of asbestos. This makeup means that they are not safe to maintain, as working on them could release asbestos fibres, exposing your house and its inhabitants to these dangerous compounds.

For the health and safety of your home, appliances, family and possessions, it’s thus important to get rid of any outdated switchboard and replace it with a newer model. A new domestic switchboard installation means that you’ll benefit from having a device that is not only capable of handling the demands of modern appliances but features technological upgrades in electrical efficiency and safety.

As you can see, your switchboard must be in proper working order. If you are looking for an electrical team with the certification, training, and skills to safely remove your old fusebox and install a suitable new model, get in touch with Top Shelf Electrical at 02102704610 today. Our electricians keep your wiring working better and your home and its contents and inhabitants safe.

Warning Signs

  • A burning smell near your switches, outlets, or switchboard
  • Light bulbs always blowing
  • Fuses frequently tripping
  • Crackling or humming at your switchboard
  • A fuse that repetitively trips when certain switches are turned on
  • Exposed steel conduits around the switchboard

If you have noticed these signs, get in touch with the Top Shelf electrical team at 02102704610 so we can schedule a call-out to look at your old switchboard and advise you on how we can help you with a new domestic switchboard installation.

How Does A Switchboard Work?

Your switchboard is a nexus of sorts. It is the site where power supplied into your home from the street gets distributed throughout your electrical system. That is why it is imperative to have a well-functioning switchboard if you want your electricity to run efficiently and safely.

Electricity is distributed throughout your home by your switchboard. It is channelled into sub-circuits protected by components such as circuit breakers, RCDs, and fuses. As you can see, it is the switchboard that keeps your internal wiring safe. That’s why a faulty or damaged switchboard is a risk to the safety of your home as a whole.

Key Components

Circuit Breakers

A circuit breaker protects your wiring when faults occur, or your current draws a greater load than the circuit breaker can handle.

Residual Current Device

A Residual Current Device, also commonly known as an ‘RCD’, is a vital, life-saving switchboard component. It protects you from getting a deadly electric shock if you accidentally touch a live appliance. It can also sometimes prevent fires.