Fuse Board Upgrades Rotherham
Consumer Unit Installation Rotherham.
All you need to know about the associated costs and what to expect when replacing a fusebox with a consumer unit.
Thinking of a fuse board upgrade Rotherham? For many homeowners this can be a daunting thought. Here at TSF Electrical we can help to make this process hassle free. Our goal is to inform our clients as best we can, to help them make the best decisions, whilst providing professional and affordable installations.
Why should I replace my fuse board?
Fire protection – Electrical faults are one of the major causes of house fires in the UK. Reports from fire investigators show a recent trend of increasing numbers of fires involving consumer units (fuse boards). Many of the fires were due to substandard cable connections which led to overheating of consumer units. The 17th Edition Wiring Regulations amendment 3, which came into force in January 2016, saw the move from plastic consumer unit cabinets to a non-combustible material, such as steel, which will substantially reduce the risk of fire spreading.
Electric shock protection – Current 18th Edition consumer units have an RCD, or residual current device, which is a life-saving device, designed to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock if you touch something live, such as a bare wire. It can also provide some protection against electrical fires. RCDs offer a level of personal protection that ordinary fuses and circuit-breakers cannot provide.
Additional ways – If your existing fuse board is full and you require an additional circuit for an electric shower or oven for example; changing your fuse board can provide additional ways. Older fuse boards have less ways (4-8 ways) than modern consumer units (10-24 ways) as there wasn’t a need for many circuits, unlike modern domestic homes which are using more and more electrical appliances than 20 years ago.
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