Consumer Unit Installation Billericay
Call – 01277 801560
(And surrounding areas)
Welcome, To TM Hughes & Son Electrical Services Ltd. We install new Consumer Units in Billericay and the surrounding areas.
If you need a new consumer unit, please get in touch as we would like to offer you a free, no-obligation quote undertaken by a member of our experienced team.
TM Hughes Electrical Services: Why You Should Choose Us
- Installation of Consumer Units complies with current wiring regulations
- NICEIC-registered Electricians undertake all quotes and Electrical installation work.
- The Electricians at our company are fully insured and highly experienced
- Part P certification is provided for consumer unit installations
The Best Prices In Billericay
To maintain the best prices in Billericay, we monitor them regularly. As a result, our consumer units, Installation, and certification are fairly priced. We offer free, no-obligation surveys and quotes to provide you with the best price.
Swift & Efficient Installation
Consumer units are installed with minimal disruption. The process of accessing, removing, and installing consumer units is generally straightforward when undertaken by a TM Hughes Electrician. Throughout the whole process, our Electricians work efficiently and neatly and will tidy up the work area leaving as found on completion of the work.
Our Electricians are NICEIC Registered Domestic Installers.
NICEIC stands for the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting. It is a UK-based organization that provides certification and inspection services for the electrical contracting industry. The NICEIC offers a range of services, including the certification of electrical contractors and their work. The organization aims to promote high standards of workmanship and safety in the electrical industry.
Is Your Consumer Unit In Need Of Replacement?
The following points will help you determine if it’s time to have a New Consumer Unit fitted.
- The Consumer Unit should be replaced ASAP if you have an old fuse board or fuse box that’s mounted on wood and uses traditional wire-style fuses. Old-style fuse boards have fewer safety features, less efficiency at cutting power, and are more prone to fires than modern metal Consumer Units with RCD fuses.
- It’s a good idea to upgrade to a metal consumer unit if your current unit is plastic for enhanced safety and fire protection.
- How old is your Consumer unit? A qualified Electrician should inspect those over ten years old to ensure they are safe and no faults have developed since the original Installation.
- An upgraded or additional consumer unit may be needed after a major renovation, such as an extension.
Consumer Units: What Are They?
A Consumer Unit (otherwise known as Fuseboard) distributes electricity throughout the home. It’s a panel inside a metal container that houses several RCD fuses for the protection of people, circuits and appliances in the home.
The latest Wiring Regulations state all consumer units fitted must be constructed from metal.
Therefore metal is the predominant material used in the construction of new consumer units (previously, plastic was used)
Metal better prevents connections from overheating, so electrical fires are less likely to occur. Metal consumer units will contain Electrical fires for longer if one should occur.
Rest assured, all the Consumer Units we fit are constructed from metal and adhere to the latest regulations.
The Consumer Unit is usually located in a discreet yet easy-to-access location, such as a small cupboard or under the stairs and is always mounted on a wall for easy access.
Each RCD fuse in the unit is designed to protect a particular circuit or group of circuits and will “trip” instantly disconnect power if there’s a fault with the electrical current, which prevents electric shocks to humans, damage to appliances and electrical fires.
Consumer units are equipped with fuses, mainly RCDs and sometimes MCBs, and RCBOs.
There is a power switch on each RCD which trips to the ‘off’ position when there’s an electrical fault and allows you to isolate the power to a particular circuit if necessary.
RCDs: Residual Current Devices
RCDs are designed to protect from overload, shock and electrocution by protecting an individual or multiple circuits, the most common fuse used in Consumer Units.
MCBs: Miniature Circuit Breakers
An MCB prevents the overloading and overheating of appliances.
RCBOs: Residual Current Device With Overcurrent
RCBOs prevent overloads of appliances and electrocutions of humans by performing both the functions of RCDs and MCBs.
The Mains Switch
All the power to the Consumer Unit and your home is turned on and shut off with the mains switch, which sits alongside the RCDs inside the Consumer Unit.
You and other household members need to know where the consumer unit is, how to access it and which switch is the main switch. So
Electricity can be shut off immediately if you experience an electrical emergency. After an installation, our Electrician can point out where the switch is so you know how to cut power if necessary.
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Hi, I’m Terry the founder and owner of TM Hughes & Son Electrical Services
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