Electrical Switchboard Repair

Do I need an electrical switchboard upgrade or repair?

If installing a new air conditioning system it is important to consider the electrical load required. Your mains and or switchboard may need an upgrade in order to cope with the extra load. We can assist you with an assessment of your electrical needs.

Are there any energy saving programs I should know about?

Specific models of splits systems are capable of participating in programs designed to reduce the operating load of your air conditioning system during peak supply demand periods. Acton Air, Daikin, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Kelvinator, LG, Panasonic, and Samsung Electronics utilise a PeakSmart Some Mitsubishi models utilise a DRED (Demand Response Enabling Device) interface. Both operate by communicating with the participating energy provider in order for the unit to seamlessly know when to reduce the load because of the demand response. This is done without affecting your comfort. We would be happy to explain the concepts to you further and assess whether this is an option suitable to your needs.

What type of commercial and light industrial work do you do?
  • We do all kinds of air conditioning, mechanical ventilation, electrical, refrigeration and cold room: installation, service and repairs (including emergencies). Examples of past work includes:
  • Sports auditoriums and classroom air conditioning renovations.
  • High-rise residential units including mechanical ventilation to car parks.
  • Food manufacturing plant installations for refrigeration systems, chillers, and cold rooms.
  • Cold store installations.
What is an electrical switchboard upgrade?

A switchboard upgrade requires that old fuse boards be replaced with new switchboard, complete with circuit breakers, safety switches and possibly surge protectors. Switchboard upgrades include upgrading the earthing system and a full test of the premises.

How long does it take to do an electrical switchboard repair or upgrade?

It generally takes about three to six hours to do a domestic switchboard upgrade.

What is a mains upgrade?
A mains upgrade is an upgrade of the mains supply cable that runs from the point of entry to the premises or from the pillar box at front foot path to the mains switchboard. It requires the replacement of old cable with a new larger cable. The cabling may have to run in a new path or externally depending on the construction of the premises. Once complete it is tested on the switchboard and premises. There can be an extra cost if digging is required.
How long does it take to do a mains upgrade?

Most domestic mains upgrades take about four to eight hours.