Mason was at Fiona’s home in Ferny Hills adding an Air conditioner to an existing power circuit. Airforce of Eatons Hill wasdoing the supply and installation of the unit as that is not part of where our expertise lies. We just do the electrical portion of the install as they have all the refrigeration expertise.
Fiona asked Mason if we could quote on upgrading the switchboard which was a simple board with only six circuits. He took a good photo of the old board and we quoted from that photo.
We got the job so we then went to work on the meter box, firstly adding a new approved meter backing panel and then the fuse link and other necessary requirements. Finishing off with a compact switchboard with safety switches to all the circuits except the Hot Water System, due to the known earth leakage from the element when it ages a little. Of course a heat pump would be a different matter as it is mostly an air conditioner any way.
Finally we explained to Fiona how the switchboard works and the advantages of having all separate safety switch protection to the stove and light circuits as well as the power circuits. This home is very safe now in regards to the electrical installation.
If your switchboard requires some attention, give Mason and Chris a call and maybe even a photo and let us quote to make it safe for you and the rest of the family. Phone Barry’s Electrical of North Brisbane on 0418739860