Hi all, I'm getting quotes to get some work done on an IP that is due to settle in 2 weeks. The main item that I want installed is a 5kw reverse cycle split system. I've just received the quote for that as being $2300 all up. Accompanied with that quote was another quote for having the switchboard upgraded. The house was built in the 70's and I doubt it's had any upgrade since built. I haven't seen the switchboard (I'm asking for photos), but its been described as being in 'average shape (at best)'. It's 'recommended' that I upgrade as a way of 'reducing the amount of unplanned maintenance at the property that can be associated with these old switchboards'. Reading up on older switchboards, they can apparently trip fairly easily when using more power hungry items at the same time (like the aircon and washing machine if on same circuit). The only other items that I plan on installing are ceiling fans in each of the rooms (x4). What would you guys do in this situation? My thoughts are that I wait and see if the tenants are having issues with the switchboard tripping all the time, before I do an upgrade? EDIT: The quote for the switchboard upgrade is $800.