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Electrical Switchboard Upgrade Brisbane
Many old homes in Brisbane still have an original, outdated electrical switchboard with porcelain fuses. These electrical switchboards do not meet Australian Standards (AS3000) and could be dangerous. Fuses are designed as a safety feature, but old or faulty fuses can lead to electrical faults and fires.
Our licensed and experienced team understands the electrical needs of both old and new Brisbane homes. You need value for your money, so we’ll always find the most affordable solution for you. We’ll always recommend an upgrade before a replacement. We specialise in electrical safety, ensuring your switchboard upgrade meets Australian safety standards.
How do I know if my electrical switchboard needs upgrading?
Often after a renovation, your switchboard will need relocating.
An old switchboard has almost definitely been modified with more fuses and circuits added. Fuses may have been modified over the years with wire that is now incorrectly rated and unsafe.
Every time you turn on an appliance such as a heater or an electric kettle. This means too many appliances are plugged into one circuit causing it to short.
Additions and renovations made over the years by who knows who have left your switchboard messy and unsafe.
What are my options when upgrading my electrical switchboard?
How much does it cost to replace an electrical switchboard?
Replacing a switchboard is not as simple as removing the old one and installing a new one. By law, when replacing your switchboard, licensed electricians have a responsibility to ensure your electrical system meets Australian standards (AS3000). Sometimes other modifications may be required to meet the standards. Due to this, prices to replace existing electrical switchboards can vary. As a guide:
- To replace a switchboard and fuse box alone might cost around $800.
- If other cabling, circuits and power are needed the bill could increase up to $3000.
The only way to know for sure what needs doing is to have an electrician take a look and give a quote. Dawson Electric is a family business run by husband and wife team, Dylan and Kristine. There’ll always be someone to pick up your call and offer advice at our office in Coorparoo, Brisbane.
Give us a call now for a free quote.