- What is a powerboard upgrade?
A powerboard upgrade refers to the process of improving the electrical distribution system of a building, usually by replacing the existing powerboard with a new one that has better features and capabilities.
- Why is a powerboard upgrade necessary?
A powerboard upgrade may be necessary for several reasons such as adding new electrical appliances, improving the safety of the electrical system, increasing the amount of power available, or upgrading to comply with local building codes and regulations.
- What are the different types of switchboards?
There are several types of electrical boards/switch boards/ powerboard. This includes circuit breaker powerboards, safety switch powerboards, and residual current device (RCD) powerboards.
- How much does a powerboard upgrade cost?
The cost of a powerboard upgrade varies depending on the size of the building, the type of powerboard being installed, and the cost of labor. On average, a powerboard upgrade can cost anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.
- Who can perform a powerboard upgrade?
A powerboard upgrade must be performed by a licensed electrician with the necessary training and experience. It is illegal to perform electrical work if you are not licensed.
- Is a switchboard upgrade a DIY project?
No, a powerboard upgrade is not a DIY project and should not be attempted by anyone without proper training and experience. Electrical work can be dangerous and should only be performed by a licensed electrician.
Power boards that are overloaded or running hot can be a fire danger, so it’s best we always give them a quick review. When we are onsite for either electrical work or the installation of new equipment, we will always check your board and let you know if it’s time to upgrade your electrical board if there are components or materials which are not quite right and a potential risk. Our professional technicians need to assess your circuit before determining your upgrade costs, but typical switchboard upgrade costs start from $600.