Common signs that your home needs electrical repair

electrical repair
Both new and old homes alike can face all kinds of electrical problems. Some of these problems are less obvious than others.Electrical problems can be more than just a small inconvenience, they can be dangerous and cause bodily harm to a home’s occupants. It’s estimated that about 40% of house fires in Australia are caused by faulty electrical appliances and electrical problems.About 20 people in Australia die every year from electric shocks and about half of these accidents happen in homes. Here are some common signs that your home needs electrical ...

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Optimising your energy use with the right smart home solutions

smart home solutions
Electricity has become such a vital resource that we can’t quite imagine how life would have been without it. Incredibly, electricity has only been around for a little under two centuries.Despite its essentiality, it can be expensive to generate, a feature reflected in our electricity bills.With electricity bills here in Australia ranging from $1334 to $1831 annually, saving electricity is something every homeowner should be practising now. Simple solutions like remembering to turn off the lights or avoiding power-hungry appliances aren’t enough to lower energy ...

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Commercial electrical solutions to boost workplace energy efficiency

Commercial electrical solutions
For every modern workplace, electricity plays a crucial role in how work is done and how efficient the business is.Commercial buildings use a large amount of electricity daily; in fact, businesses in Australia use up a staggering $20.2 billion worth of electricity every year.Electricity isn’t cheap and there are many other aspects business owners will want to spend their earnings on, like improving and growing their company—but high electricity bills could create a bottleneck in their plans.Fortunately, with a few commercial electrical solutions, business ...

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How to install smoke alarms and maintain them for greater efficiency

How to install smoke alarms
House fires are a danger that could happen at any time and they could happen due to many reasons, the most common being electrical faults.Some of these fires may happen without us even noticing, quietly and sometimes in the dead of the night.Fortunately, smoke alarms are life-saving electrical devices that are designed to detect smoke from potential indoor fires and warn occupants before it’s too late.It’s estimated that 40% of house fires in Australia are caused by electrical appliances, so homeowners must learn how to install smoke alarms to keep their ...

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Electrical safety tips to keep in mind if you’re a homeowner

Electrical safety tips
While electricity is part of our everyday life at this point, it can be a double-edged sword—it can hurt as much as it can benefit us.In Australia, it’s estimated that about 20 people die from electrical shocks each year, with more than 50% of these accidents happening at home. Thankfully, with increased awareness and by practising a few electrical safety tips, you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe from electrical hazards at home.Here are a few useful electrical safety tips for an accident-free home. Fit an arc-fault circuit interrupter An ...

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Common electrical issues and warning signs you should look out for

Common electrical issues
Every home’s electrical infrastructure may have a few electrical issues developed over the years, and that is completely normal.However, many of these common electrical issues are difficult to spot, and this is exactly why you need to know how to identify them.If they’re allowed to persist for too long, they may cause major damage to your home’s electrical infrastructure or lead to electrical hazards.Let's take a look at several common electrical issues and how to spot them. Overloaded circuit Every circuit is designed to handle a certain amount of ...

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Which wiring upgrades should you include in your renovation project?

wiring upgrades
A home’s electrical infrastructure is not a one-and-done component or element; eventually, any space’s wiring may start to either deteriorate or become obsolete.Aside from potential wear and tear to your electrical infrastructure, which may lead to a handful of electrical problems, you may need to carry out a few wiring upgrades to ensure your system works efficiently for years to come.Many older homes in Australia still use outdated wiring that is simply not as efficient or safe. New technology like smart home devices may not function as well as they should in ...

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Boost your property value with a commercial electrician

commercial electrician
Considering putting your property on the market requires thorough checks of several aspects of your home, which will help you confidently demand a higher price from potential buyers.One such aspect that every homeowner needs to enhance is a property's electrical infrastructure, which is literally what keeps it “alive”. Potential buyers will always place a high value on a home with a reliable electrical infrastructure that meets their needs with as little maintenance as possible.With an expected increase of 8% on house prices in Australia, a stable electr...

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Electrical installation best practices for your new home

Electrical installation
Moving into a new home or building a new home presents you with plenty of things you need to consider. One of the biggest challenges you tend to face, however, is getting your electrical installations done.Sometimes, the home you are moving into may not always have the best electrical infrastructure, leading to all kinds of electrical issues, from poor wiring to power surges. A poorly constructed electrical infrastructure could even lead to electrical hazards.If you’re planning on building a new home, you will need to plan out your system from scratch. Everything ...

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Signs of a power surge and what you can do to prevent one

power surge
Power surges can be a serious problem for any home or business, damaging appliances and even running the risk of electrical fires. The main voltage rating in Australia is 240v and 50Hz, and if the flow of electricity exceeds this limit, it leads to what is known as an electrical surge.These surges are not always very obvious. They do not always manifest in the form of smoking electronics and fires; sometimes, electrical surges are not even noticeable unless a problem with a residential or commercial electrical system is detected.These surges don’t always damage ...

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