Consumer Units in Birmingham
The consumer unit (traditionally known as the Fuse Board) is the most critical part of your domestic electrical system. It sits at the heart of it all.
That’s why it’s crucial to invest in a modern consumer unit that can handle the electrical demands of the modern home. ‘Consumer unit’ a technical term for the box that contains the circuit breakers, fuses and incoming mains power in the home. Due to continual improvements in electrical safety, many consumer units in the UK are out of date yet many homeowners aren’t even aware of this. Replacing consumer units in Birmingham is certainly not a job for an amateur, yet it need not break the bank either.
CONSUMER UNIT REPLACEMENT From 2001 onwards, all British electrical installations were required to incorporate residual current device (RCD) protection. The main purpose is to make the unit safe when electricity is supplied outdoors. If a fault occurs, the RCD device trips and cuts power. Even if you don’t have any outdoor sockets, the law says that your consumer unit must feature RCD protection for all cables that are embedded into the wall of the property, with the exception of alarm circuits. Professional installation is essential to ensure consumer units in Birmingham meet the most recent 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations.
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Remember: Techfix Electric Limited is a Stroma Approved electrician. All of the work our contractors do is guaranteed for six years, and we’re registered with Safe Contractor and Checkatrade for your complete peace of mind. For a no obligation quote on replacing your consumer units in Birmingham, please contact our electricians today. Click here to view our other electrical services.