Consumer Unit Upgrade in Bournemouth and Poole

Upgrade your home’s electrical safety with our expert consumer unit upgrades, which include installation and certification.

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Mr Philip Moore, Poole, New light fitted
“Only a small job but they came on time and were very efficient. Would use them again in future.”

Mrs Brenda Judd, Bournemouth, Hard-wired integrated oven and microwave
“They arrived promptly and carried out the repair without any fuss and cleaned up afterwards.”

Mr Peter Kinsella, Verwood, Replaced shower isolator switch

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A faulty consumer unit that has caught fire.

Signs You Need a Consumer Unit Upgrade

If you’re experiencing frequent tripping of circuits, flickering lights, or even outdated wiring, it may be time for a consumer unit upgrade.

Other signs you need an upgrade include burning smells, crackling sounds, or black marks around the consumer unit. Outdated consumer units may not be able to handle the power demands of modern electrical appliances, which could also be a sign that it’s time for an upgrade.

Please don’t ignore these warning signs, as they could lead to serious electrical issues and potentially dangerous situations. Please contact us to schedule an inspection and determine if a consumer unit upgrade is necessary for your home.

Benefits of a Consumer Unit Upgrade

Upgrading your consumer unit can offer several benefits in terms of safety and functionality. First and foremost, a new consumer unit can provide better protection against electrical faults, reducing the risk of electrical fires or shocks. Newer units are also equipped with advanced features, such as residual current devices (RCDs) and miniature circuit breakers (MCBs), which can help isolate and prevent problems in specific circuits.

Additionally, upgrading your consumer unit can increase the overall capacity of your electrical system, allowing you to add new appliances or devices without overloading the circuit. Finally, a new fuse board will give you peace of mind knowing that your electrical system is up-to-date and safe for use.

Customer switching an mcb on a consumer unit.

Why Choose Electrician4hire?

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Our Upgrade Process

Our team of experienced electricians will thoroughly assess your current system to identify any potential issues and provide a personalised solution to meet your needs.

Our upgrade process involves removing your existing unit and installing a new, modern unit that meets current regulations and safety standards. We only use high-quality products from trusted manufacturers to ensure the reliability and longevity of your upgraded unit.

We also guarantee our workmanship and products, giving you peace of mind that your upgraded unit will operate efficiently and safely for years to come. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Learn more with our consumer unit upgrade guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

A consumer unit, also known as a fuse box or breaker box, is the main electrical panel that distributes power to various circuits in your home or business.

You may need a consumer unit upgrade if your current unit is outdated, if you’re experiencing electrical issues like tripping circuits or flickering lights, or if you’re planning a major renovation or extension that requires more power.

A consumer unit upgrade can improve the safety and efficiency of your electrical system, reduce the risk of electrical fires or shocks, increase the capacity and reliability of your power supply, and bring your home up to code.

The duration of a consumer unit upgrade depends on the complexity of the job, the size of your property, and the type of consumer unit being installed. A typical upgrade can take anywhere from 4-8 hours.

A consumer unit upgrade typically involves replacing the old unit with a new, modern one that meets current safety and regulatory standards. Depending on the specifics of your property and power needs, the upgrade may also require rewiring or additional electrical work.

The cost of a consumer unit upgrade can vary depending on the size of your property, the type of consumer unit being installed, and the job’s complexity. On average, you’re probably looking at £850 inc. VAT. Please contact us for a free quote based on your specific needs.

It is not recommended to upgrade your consumer unit yourself, as this involves working with electrical wiring, which can be dangerous if not handled properly. The danger to yourself, your family and your home can be fatal. Instead, it is best to hire a professional electrician with the knowledge and experience to perform the upgrade safely and efficiently.

Home insurance typically does not cover consumer unit upgrades, as they are considered to be a maintenance or upgrade issue rather than a repair issue. It’s best to consult with your insurance provider to confirm what is covered under your policy.

Yes, your power will need to be turned off during the consumer unit upgrade for safety reasons. The time your power is off depends on the scope of the work and the specific installation details, but your electrician will let you know of the expected downtime. It would be best if you made arrangements for backup power or alternative accommodations during this period.

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