Consumer Units in Hartlepool
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 Due to continual improvements in electrical safety, many consumer units in the UK are out of date yet many homeowners aren’t even aware of this.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 Hartlepool is certainly not a job for an amateur, yet it need not break the bank either.
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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 Hartlepool meet the most recent 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations.
Experienced installers from CAJ Electrical will supply a fully compliant, brand new 17th Edition Consumer Unit. Our fitting price includes the cost of the hardware, with appointments available 7 days a week.
Once the new consumer unit is fitted, the homeowner will need to notify their local authority of the upgrade – CAJ Electrical can process this notification on your behalf to save you time and hassle. There is no charge, it’s all part of our standard service.
The installer will also test the consumer unit and give you a safety certificate, known as the BS7671. Please ensure you keep this certificate in a safe place for future reference.