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An Ultimate Guide on Home Switch Board Replacement

The home switchboard is an important part of your house's electrical system; therefore, it must be replaced from time to time.

As a professional electrician, I often get requests for home switchboard replacement. In many cases, it is simply because people do not know how to properly care for their electrical equipment, leading to malfunctions over time.

In other cases, it may be that the residential switchboards are no longer up to code or have been damaged somehow. Regardless of the reason for the replacement, here is an ultimate guide on how to go about it.


Understand the Signs You Should Replace Your Electrical switchboard




Circuit Breaker Trips


One of the most common signs of replacing your electrical switchboard is when your circuit breaker keeps tripping. This indicates that the switchboard has failed and can no longer support the load.


Sparks or Smoke


It seems obvious, but if you see sparks or smoke coming from your switchboard, this is a significant warning that it needs to be replaced immediately!


Electrical Fire


Another sign that you need to replace your switchboard is if you have had any electrical fires. This is not only an electrical safety hazard, but it can also cause extensive damage to your home.


Flickering Lights


If you notice flickering lights, this may be another sign that your switchboard needs to be replaced.


Frequent Outages


If you are experiencing frequent power outages, this is also a sign that your switchboard needs to be replaced.


You Live In An Old Home


If you live in an old home, it is likely that your switchboard is outdated and needs to be replaced. This is because the switchboard was designed for a specific load, and when it is no longer able to handle that load, it can cause problems.


Benefits of Home Switchboard Replacement


Following are the electrical switchboard upgrades benefits:

  • Surge Protection: A new switchboard will be up to code, and it will be less likely to cause an electrical fire and electric shock.

  • Increased Reliability: A new switchboard will be more reliable and not trip as easily.

  • Increased Efficiency: A new switchboard will run more efficiently and use less energy.

What to Expect During a Home Switchboard Upgrades



If you are going to replace your home switchboard, there are a few things you need to know. This will help the process go as smoothly as possible.

  • The first thing you need to do is find a qualified electrician who can do the job for you. This is not a task you should make an attempt of yourself since it might be unsafe if you are unfamiliar with the procedure.

  • Once you have found a qualified electrician, they will come to your home and inspect the switchboard. They will give you an estimate for the replacement and provide a timeframe for the project completion.

  • Once the electrical work has been scheduled, the electrician will come to your home and remove the old switchboard. They will then install the new one and test it to make sure that it is working correctly.

Our Home Switch Board Replacement Process

  • Our electrician will first need to inspect your home's switchboard to get an accurate quote.

  • If you decide to go ahead with the replacement, we will book a time for the work to be done and send our experienced electrician out to your home to do the job.

  • The old switchboard will be removed, and the new one will be installed.

  • Turn on the breaker panel. This will power up your new switchboard.

  • The electrician will test the switchboard to make sure it is not tripping and that all electronics(lights, fans, etc.) associated with the switchboard are working correctly.

  • Enjoy your new, safe, and reliable electrical switchboard!

Hire Professional Contractor Like Pearce Electrical in Auckland For Switchboard Upgrade


If you are in need of a professional contractor for your home's switchboard upgrade, Pearce Electrical is a perfect choice.

Pearce Electrical is a licensed and insured electrician in Auckland who can help you with your electrical needs, including replacing your home's existing switchboard.

We will make sure that the process is as painless and easy as possible, and we'll be there to answer your questions or concerns you may have. Contact us right now to arrange a consultation and quotation for the switchboard replacement job.


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