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Why Consumer Unit Upgrades Are Necessary

In Norwich and the surrounding areas many of the properties still have the traditional type of fuse box in them. If this is the case with your property then it is highly recommended that it is upgraded with a modern consumer unit. The reason for this is that they are much safer for not only the property but also for any one residing in it, whether that be yourself and your family or a tenant. Additionally, it will also ensure that your property is compliant with the very latest electrical regulations (BS7671).

Knowing When To Upgrade

As long as the wiring and electricity supply in your Trowse Newton home is safe then you do not necessarily upgrade to a consumer unit straight away. However, knowing if the electrics in your property is hard to determine by simply looking at the wiring. This is why it is recommended to have a qualified electrician to test both the wiring and electricity supply within your home.

Tell Tale Signs

There are several tell tale signs that your fuse box needs upgrading that you should be aware of. The most obvious of these is if your current fuse box has switches that are made from cast iron, has a wooden box, or both of these things. Where this is the case, it is highly advisable to have a qualified electrician install a new consumer unit that provides residual current device (RCD) protection.