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Is Your Home Safe?
Time to check your Electrical Switchboard.

Electrical switchboards in general, command little interest from home owners, they are usually mounted on an outside wall and frequently “out of sight, out of mind” except to check power consumption when a large bill arrives. Similarly, when purchasing a new home, the condition of the switchboard is not high on a list of priorities.

However, our modern lifestyle promotes a large range of electrical appliances being used, these often require high amounts of electrical current that older style switchboards were not designed to handle and may offer a potential risk if your switchboard has not been recently upgraded and fitted with a safety switch device.

Why should your electrical switchboard be upgraded?

All modern switchboards are required by law to have safety switches installed. These are devices that quickly switch off the power to your home in the event of a fault in an electrical circuit. Safety switches will cut power to any problem circuit, in approximately 0.03 seconds, protecting you and your home.

Current Australian electrical standards require lighting and power circuits on all new switchboards to have safety switches installed, safeguarding against electrical shock and to protect your home from electrically induced fire hazards, however, if your switchboard has not been upgraded recently, you may be in a high risk bracket.

While fuses and circuit breakers, common in older style switchboards may protect against electrical overload, these were designed for low current flow appliances. If a fuse or circuit breaker “blows” frequently, it is evident there is a problem with an appliance being used, however, fuses and circuit breakers cannot offer the level of protection provided by safety switches.

Modern appliances have the potential for higher immediate current flows, often operating in a constant “stand by” mode.

Additionally, a modern family will operate many more appliances at the same time such as TV’s, air conditioners, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers to name a few, requiring the additional protection that a safety switch offers.

If your switchboard is fitted with a safety switch and a fault occurs the safety switch automatically activates. Resetting the safety switch to restore current to the circuit is quite simple if the faulty appliance has been unplugged and disconnected from the circuit. However, if the fault still exists, the safety switch will again sense a circuit fault and cut power again until the fault has been removed.

In such cases, unplug or disconnect the most recently used appliances and reset the safety switch. Once the faulty appliance has been identified it must be quarantined from further use or be repaired by a trained professional.

If the safety switch activates due to a problem with a wired appliance such as an oven or a light circuit professional help should be called immediately before attempting to reset the safety switch again. In such cases leave the safety switch in the “off” position until professional restoration of the circuit is complete.

In the event your switchboard hasn’t been updated recently, your family and your home may be at risk and your switchboard should be checked urgently by a qualified electrician to assess your level of protection.

Alliance Climate Control have trained and qualified electricians on call to diagnose and repair any faulty appliance or to upgrade your older style switchboard incorporating lifesaving safety switch devices.

Call our local electrician now to arrange a no obligation inspection, we will discuss our findings with you and provide a quotation to upgrade your switchboard securing your family’s protection and that of your home.

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Lisa H.
Lisa H.
The team from the moment of the sales consultation, through to installment, where friendly and informative. Advising the right products for my home. Andre's, Ivan and Galvis, did a great job of installation. They were prompt, tidy and explained the system well. I would highly recommend.
Sue G
Sue G
Matt and Aaron from Alliance were terrific. They were courteous and efficient and nothing was a bother. As an added bonus, they left my house cleaner than they found it!Alliance are so reliable that we just used them again. Apart from aircon maintenance, they replaced an old and broken video intercom system and diagnosed why our outdoor lights aren't working. An outstanding job - and service! - from Chris, JJ and Vashil.
Yingyu L.
Yingyu L.
Really nice service, very patient and professional!
Karen J.
Karen J.
The team from Alliance installed my split system air conditioner today - and I was so impressed! The guys arrived on time, they came with everything that was needed and clearly knew what they were doing. Andre, Adam and Dragan had clearly worked together many times and their teamwork was evident. Chris looked after the electrical side of the installation and also did a top job. Each of the guys were super polite and worked really hard. They took away the old, broken system and cleaned up at the end of the job. Everything that had been moved to do the installation was put back to the way it was found. These guys are top notch. Would highly recommend this company. From the first site visit to the close of the installation today, every communication was terrific and well organised.
Naomi R.
Naomi R.
Kevin and Martin did an excellent job in installing a ducted air-conditioning system in our home. They were professional, punctual and cleaned up the mess beautifully. We have a lovely Ac now. Thank you Kevin and Martin for a job well done and thanks Kevin for explaining the workings of the system. Thank you Jamie for the quote and your great customer service.Prior to this Adrian and David upgraded our switchboard and did a wonderful job too. Both very professional and on time. Adrian answered all my questions and left the place clean and tidy.. Thank you Adrian and David for your excellent work.Thank you AllianceCC for your excellent customer service.Liam serviced our AC system today. He was punctual, professional and did a great job. The AC System is working well. Thank you Liam.Gabriel serviced our AC system today. He was on time, professional and did a good job. The AC system is working fine. Thank you Gabriel
osmond P.
osmond P.
I was extremely impressed with your caring and professional staffThey did the job with minimum amount of fuss and disruption and cleaned up afterwards taking the old parts awayI will definitely recommend your services to othersYou may want to contact Huon Park and offer your services....maybe they will allow you to do letterbox dropI will mention your company to Sharon who handle our real estate and is always on the look out for professional trades menThank youLesley Pitts
Sue W
Sue W
Professional, courteous and efficient. Job left very tidy on completion
Joel B.
Joel B.
Goran, Andres, Ivan & Dragan were all super helpful, knowledgeable and skilful. We're very happy with the install they did. It's an expensive project, full ducted Air Con, but you get what you pay for, and these guys were first class. Thank you!
Michael H.
Michael H.
We had a new Daiken ducted air con installed. Shadi and Andrios the service boys were excellent on time, professional ,instructional on how to use the system and cleaned up. We could not had been happier. 5 stars
Jill S.
Jill S.
Liam visited to talk to me about purchasing and installing an air conditioning unit. He was really lovely, courteous and professional and answered all my questions. I wasn’t able to say yes straight away as I am quite snowed under with life at the moment. Thank you Liam.
Helen V.
Helen V.
The Alliance installation team led by B.J was extremely professional and provided us with a seamless installation experience. They were thorough and each team member worked diligently in providing quality workmanship. I’d like to thank the technicians B.J, Adam, Bennie, Peter and Kim for their exceptional service. I would also like to thank Jake who was our comfort Advisor who helped us with choosing the right system for our home. I can’t thank the team enough and would highly recommend Alliance Climate Control.
Philip S.
Philip S.
Gabriel was very courteous, polite and professional.He was also very thorough, making sure that he inspected every component (even though it was a struggle in the confined ceiling space). The "booties" for work inside the house was a very nice touch.
William B.
William B.
Steven arrived well within the promised time, notified us on arrival and proceeded to inspect and advisee on condition of the existing 7 year old unit. He gave professional advice and explained in detail the various options available in a clear and concise manner. He provided detailed written quotations for each option. Very professional approach.
Edward S.
Edward S.
Yesterday we had a replacement Dakin split system installed in the place of our previous Daikin split system which needed replacement after 17 years of use.Whilst investigating to find a suitable supplier I came across Alliance Climate Control.Within a short time of calling them, a qualified expert was at my front door and I received a written quote.I compared this quote and how the installation would take place and I quickly came to the conclusion that Alliance was in a league of their own.The service received both before installation and during installation cannot be faulted in any way. Whatever they promised would happen, happened exactly as they said it would. Apart from having the best make of split system aircondioner supplied, their staff with whom I dealt with cannot be faulted. i Specifically commend BJ, Adam, Benjo, JJ, Vash, Chris D and Jac.They were great.i commend Alliance unreseredly.Ted S.
Marie D.
Marie D.
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Jo M.
Jo M.
A great team. Really smooth installation with care and attention to detail. Thanks.
Pauline O.
Pauline O.
Andres and Ivan and the plumber provided very good service for the Installation. They were professional, tidy and worked efficiently.
Kim H.
Kim H.
We had lots of problems with the installation. The agreed upgraded unit did not fit into the existing hole. A new unit arrived and it was the same unit we were replacing that Alex (Alliance rep) told us was not the right unit for our home. Eventually it was decided that the upgraded unit would fit under the house and an under the house unit was then used. After lots of delays Andres and his team were able to rectify all the problems in a very professional manner.
Xiaoru Y.
Xiaoru Y.
Thanks Ken , Tommy and Asa ,They did a great job!
Jason R.
Jason R.
I would just like to say a big thank you to alliance air-conditioning for their professionalism on time arrival to install and the three guys that I had working here did an exceptional job even down to the customer service. The person that I had come out Gordon he did a great job so to Zack in customer service went through invoices et cetera but the three guys that I had out BJ Benjo and Kim were extremely professional and it was very much worthwhile going with them and thank you very much and I’ll highly recommend you to other people when they’re looking for air-conditioning.
Elizabeth and Horst M.
Elizabeth and Horst M.
Andres R, Ivan T and Adam C did a great job installing our air conditioners, explaining every step, consulting with us about decisions, cleaning up thoroughly after themselves and completing the job efficiently.It was a bit pricey but we're very grateful for their excellent work.
P K
P K
Would highly recommend Alliance Climate Control. Team Tommy, Qias and Galvis arrived on time & very efficiently installed new AC system with 4 units in all the floors. All the work carried out neat and clean with no dust or debris in any of the room. I'm very much impressed with Tommy and his team workmanship and satisfied with their fantastic job , especially Tommy.
Alan M.
Alan M.
A seamless experience with full marks to :BJ, Kim, Benjo, Peter, Goran, Chris and Zac.
Peter S.
Peter S.
Hamid was knowledgeable, helpful and extremely efficient .. He explained the detail of his maintenance and repairs to the system.Several suggestions he made were greatly appreciated.An excellent technician with a positive outlook.
Giovanni G.
Giovanni G.
Hamid was very professional and efficient. Also answered all my queries clearly and completely. Thank you.
Andrew W.
Andrew W.
Excellent effort and final work by Kevin, Mahran and Dragan
Susan R.
Susan R.
Excellent work by Tommy and Qais. They were very helpful and friendly and made sure the whole area was spotless inside and outside. Great service by the team. The whole process was quick and very easy. Very happy.
Alicia H.
Alicia H.
Thank you for the amazing job you performed at my mothers house :). In particular, thank you to the Technicians B.J., Adam, Andres, Peter and Benjo as you performed your work both efficiently and professionally, while also being kind and patient with our little Jack Russell following you around. Thank you also to James our Comfort Advisor and Chris and Shannon in Customer Care, you were all fantastic. I would highly recommend Alliance Climate Control.
Alan Q.
Alan Q.
Alex responded promptly and was professional and helpful.
Dwayne D.
Dwayne D.
Tommy, Qais and Kim installed a full system in our house today. The level of workmanship and care was beyond our expectations. Tommy was certainly on top of every aspect of the work at hand and was very courteous in responding to any questions. The boys left our house spotless, you would not know that they had been here. A highly recommended company and crew. Thank you.
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