A question many enquirers ask is about underground and overhead power pole connections in Sydney. How do we choose one type of connection over another? How can we know which connection method is the best?
The answer isn’t so straightforward as each type of connection has its place.
The benefits of overhead power pole connections
Overhead power lines are beneficial in a number of ways:
The benefits of underground power pole connections
Underground power wires may not be a possibility in rocky or difficult terrain because of the need for a trench. But in other environments, these power lines can be extremely beneficial:
Underground and overhead power pole connections: which to choose?
Underground power connections are often the first choice because they don’t compromise the aesthetics of a neighbourhood. But this method does have its limitations, and it is more costly than overhead connections.
Overhead connections are more susceptible to environmental factors because they are constantly exposed to weather and the elements, but this doesn’t mean that underground power connections are immune to wear and tear. Underground wires can and will corrode over time, and it is more difficult and expensive to assess faults in underground wires.
Generally speaking, the further a wire has to travel to deliver power, the better that wire will be serviced with an overhead power connection. It’s not only more economical, but it makes tapping, modifying, and rerouting lines to service customers easier and more efficient.
In smaller communities and throughout established neighbourhoods, underground power connections are the preferred choice. Power wires will likely require little servicing for long periods of time, and this way power lines won’t negatively impact the appearance and the value of a home.
Sydney underground and overhead power pole connections with Payless Power Poles
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