Having trouble with your electrical switchboard? It might be time for an upgrade.
In this article we’ll discuss the average lifespan of a domestic electrical switchboard, signs yours might be failing and when to call Erose Electrical for professional assistance.
How Long Does a Domestic Electrical Switchboard Last?
On average, a residential electrical switchboard has a lifespan of between 25 to 40 years. If your home was built in the 1990s or before – and you haven’t replaced your electrical switchboard since that time – you should do so now.
Signs Your Electrical Switchboard Needs Upgrading
There are several things which can contribute to a switchboard failing or requiring an upgrade. Here, we’ll discuss them:
Did you know a switchboard can be overcrowded? If there are lots of wires leading from your switchboard or your switchboard looks particularly full when you look at it, it may be overcrowded.
There are several things that can put stress on a switchboard, such as:
– pool pumps and heaters
– washing machines and dryers
– excess lighting
– heat lamps
– multiple TVs
– multiple air conditioning units
Understandably, a sparking electrical switchboard is never a good thing. If you have this issue in your home, contact us today to arrange for a service and upgrade.
Flickering Lights or Circuit Trips
Constantly managing flickering lights and tripped circuits? It could be a sign your switchboard needs upgrading.
Ceramic Switches or No Safety Switch
One key sign your switchboard needs upgrading is if it has ceramic switches, or lacks a safety switch. Newer electrical switchboards have built in safety mechanisms for the protection of you and your family.
Is your electrical switchboard constantly overheating or has melted fuses? This is an indication you need a replacement. So too if you have a “burning plastic smell” coming from your switchboard, you should get it looked at.
When to Contact Erose Electrical
If your electrical switchboard is showing any of these signs of failure, get in touch with Erose Electrical. Since 2015, we’ve built a reputation for reliability and professionalism. Our qualified, experienced electricians are capable of completing a number of different electrical services from smoke alarm installation to switchboard upgrades.
To arrange for your electrical switchboard maintenance or replacement, contact the professional team at Erose Electrical today.