As we run headlong into what’s shaping up to be a cold winter, one thing is at the fore of many minds: energy. Fighting the cold is vital in winter; it’s a matter of comfort. But it can also be costly. Running heaters, electric blankets, and even heat lamps all night long can take a toll on your energy bill. It can also take a toll on the environment. Continue reading
Being plunged into quiet darkness on a regular basis isn’t exactly anyone’s idea of fun. However, it happens to us all at some stage, and it’s actually a good sign. When your circuit breaker trips, more often than not it means it’s protecting you from an electrical hazard. Trip switches are designed to break an electrical circuit if it has been compromised in some way. In certain circumstances, this means it will save you or someone else from a potentially fatal electric shock. In other circumstances, it simply means something is broken. Here are some of the most common reasons that your safety switch keeps tripping. Continue reading
In the depths of winter, the temptation to turn on that heating is pretty hard to resist. Chances are, you will experience a slight rise in power costs as a result. But what are your options if that cost rise seems like too much? If your power bill seems disproportionate to the energy you actually use, then it’s time for a home energy audit. Professional audits are always the best, but there are a few preliminary things you can do first. Here are some that we would recommend. Continue reading
Has it been a while since you last booked an electrician to take a look at your home? If so, don’t stress – you’re not alone. But you do need to act. Electrical maintenance is important for more reasons than we can explain here. And that’s simply because electricity is the vital component of almost everything we do. It’s how we stay warm, cool, connected and more. Like anything, electrical systems do need maintenance as well – they’re not simply a set and forget solution. So let’s dive in to some of the many reasons to get your electrical maintenance up to date. Continue reading
It often seems like everything we do needs electricity. And to some extent that’s true – you may have come to realise that after your last power bill! With power prices on the rise, we need to become smarter with how we manage our electricity. Luckily, it’s not too hard. There are a few simple tips and tricks you can use to lower your power bill. To help you get started, we have listed a few of our favourites below. Continue reading
Electricity is the backbone of all houses, and it has too many benefits to list. But it is also quite unforgiving. If you make a mistake when electricity is involved, the consequences can be serious. Luckily, you don’t have to deal with electricity too directly. All electrical work has to be done by a qualified and licenced professional. Still, it’s important to know the basics of electrical safety. That’s why we have listed five electrical safety tips for your home. Continue reading
When it comes to home improvement, the DIY movement is certainly gaining traction. Home renovation shows with a DIY theme are popular on TV and there is a lot to recommend getting on board. But there are some things that simply should not be done without the right qualification and licence. Probably one of the most notable of these is electrical. To highlight the dangers of attempting DIY electrical work, we have compiled a brief guide on why DIY electrical work is a bad idea. Continue reading
Every home needs a reliable source of electricity and to keep your home wired up well, your electrical systems will need periodic maintenance. As well as this, you might have some new fittings or appliances that need installation, or some old ones that need to be replaced. Doing all of this is not easy however, and in many cases electrical work poses a direct risk to your safety and the safety of those in your home. Continue reading
There are many electricians throughout Brisbane who claim to offer quality services, but unfortunately some are not of the same standard as others. Electrical work can be expensive and because of this, it is always ideal to find the best electrician for the job. Not only will this ensure that you are getting high quality service, it will also ensure that you are getting reliable electrical solutions and good value for money as a result. There is always the question however, of how to choose an electrician.
Looking to have an air conditioning unit installed this summer? Take our advice and book that installation NOW, before that first wave of intense summer heat sweeps Brisbane and everyone hops on the bandwagon. You definitely don’t want to face that humidity without an air conditioner.