Electrical switchboards and modern home wiring nowadays are vastly different from those in older homes. Consider how many electrical appliances your grandparents had or were in your childhood home compared to how many we have now!
As a result, the demands placed on electrical switchboards by our modern lifestyle are enormous.
An Electrical Switchboard’s Functions
The electric switch board in modern homes distributes power to each room as well as outdoor facilities such as sheds, pools, and entertaining spaces. It guarantees that all of your home’s circuits are sufficiently and safely powered.
The Vital Safety Switch
Circuit breakers are found in modern switchboards. Any abrupt spike in current is detected, and the circuit is broken to bypass the (often malfunctioning) device that caused the problem. This eliminates the risk of electrocution and prevents the item from overheating or causing an electrical fire. When the appliance is unplugged, the circuit can be reset.
As a result, your electrical switchboard safeguards not just your family, valuables, and home, but also the electricity supply.
The Modern Home Wiring Switchboard’s Loading
* A home theatre system, or a room dedicated to home entertainment, is now standard in many new homes.
* Even in older homes, rooms are being transformed to be used entirely for wired-in home entertainment.
* In older homes, there was only one light in the centre of the ceiling and sometimes a lamp. Downlights, dimmer switches, fan lights, lamps, and any combination of these can be used in today’s homes.
* Most homes have home computers, with some having one for each family member, as well as WiFi, printers, and backup devices.
* Today’s kitchens are appliance-driven spaces. The fridge, oven, kettle, and toaster are no longer the only appliances in the kitchen. Dishwashers, blenders, food processors, sandwich makers, waffle irons, and coffee makers are just a few of the appliances that have been created to make our lives easier.
* Outdoor lighting systems, recreational areas (sometimes with their own little kitchens), and workshops that house an ever-increasing array of tools must all be factored into the electricity-distribution calculation
Before replacing your switchboard or developing a new home, think about your existing and future electricity needs. To find a reputable switchboard company or an electrician near you, check out Hervey Bay Real Estate Guide’s Electrician pages and posts. Getting counsel early on can help you avoid difficulties, adhere to switch board safety requirements saving the need for more work later on
New Home Modern Switchboards
If you’ve ever moved into a house without double-checking where the power outlets are located or how many have been installed, you understand the importance of planning these essentials.
When designing and sketching your new home, keep in mind that each room will require easily accessible electrical outlets and light switches. Whereas just one power outlet per room was enough, you now have to think about the electrical equipment that will be utilised in them.
Taking guidance from your architect, draftsperson, interior designer, and electrician throughout the design phase will save you money on subsequent electrical work, unattractive power wires and boards, and future electrical switchboard upgrade.
Electrical Circuits & Wiring in the House
If you’re building a new house, the home circuitry wiring will be designed as part of the overall electrical system to meet present and future needs.
When planning to modernise your electrical switchboard to meet the needs of your modern lifestyle, it’s important to think about your home’s wiring.
We strongly recommend that you organise an electric switch board wiring safety and basic electrical audit before making any alterations to your current home’s electrical system. This typically includes a check for potential electrical faults. A qualified Hervey Bay electrician can check modern home wiring options and make sure there is a safety switch installed. They can also check to ensure adequate power points are installed, power line safety, flickering lights, smoke alarm needs and any general electrical emergencies that may be lurking.
We’ll make sure your current wiring is secure and adequate not only for today’s demands, but also for the future. You might not be adding a home theatre system right now, but you should consider it once the kids have moved out.
We’re pleased to make any improvements to your house’s wiring, and we can also make your home more liveable by simply adding extra power outlets where they’re needed.
Electrical System & Switch Board Safety
It’s crucial to keep in mind that all electrical work including electric switch board fitting and wiring must be done by a certified electrician.
Modern homes create a lot of demands on electrical switchboards. Do some quality research before you plan the electrical system for your new home or an upgrade to the system in your current home.
You may like to read the Electricity in the Home Brochure issued by QLD govt or contact one of our Recommended Electrical Contractors here in Hervey Bay and/or Maryborough. You’re in good hands.
There are plenty of reputable electrical contractors throughout the Hervey Bay and Maryborough regions— these three are featured this month week on Hervey Bay Real Estate Guide. Be sure to check out their listing pages and any discounts or bonus offers each may currently have available.
If you’d prefer take a look at all of our current Trades: Electricians Listings