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The voltage in your domestic electrical wiring is high enough to cause death by electrocution. Most people do not realise that a simple act such as changing a light bulb can actually turn fatal if the person changing the bulb comes into contact with the live or the energised part of the bulb. Besides electrocution, electricity poses other dangers such as fires that could destroy appliances and even bring down entire buildings. Read More»
Energy vampires are concepts electricians are all too familiar with, as you should be. Succinctly put, these are any devices that continue to use and drain power even after you have turned them off. How much energy these suckers consume can add up to even a fifth of your monthly bill, which is why you need to control this sucking.
How? Electricians advise the following, among other strategies, once you have identified the energy vampires in your home or business. Read More»
Upgrading a home’s electrical system is important when the demand for electricity rises beyond the capacity of existing electrical fixtures. Older homes were designed at a time when low electricity demand was common. Modern homes, on the other hand, require plenty of electricity to power devices and appliances such as refrigerators, televisions, home entertainment systems, computers and so forth. A certified and experienced electrician should inspect your home to determine if you need to rewire the electrical system. Read More»
Most homes have very similarly styled electrical grid, with one main light (or two) in each room and then perhaps some heated lights in the bathrooms along with a fan. That is generally it when it comes to your lights, and then you will have a few power outlets in each room for (hopefully) easy-to-access spots for your convenience. Most people don’t try to get their electricians to add any flourishes or special touches that could make life easier. Read More»
Your hot water system is at the heart of your home. It’s easy to forget how often you turn on the hot water for washing up, showering or cooking, but if your hot water system fails, you will soon notice all of the things that you suddenly can’t do and will need to call a maintenance team without delay. While most plumbing and electrical problems can be quickly resolved by a qualified engineer, it is far better to avoid failure by instituting a hot water maintenance regime. Read More»
Solar home systems comprise stand-alone photovoltaic devices that harness energy from the sun. Solar energy systems are common in homes that are not connected to the grid or those that wish to reduce energy expenses since solar energy is renewable. These systems can be used for lighting and powering home appliances, such as televisions and radios. When you want to install a solar system, you must get a certified and experienced electrician or installer to do a professional job for you. Read More»
Large manufacturing and processing set-ups comprise several units. These departments are responsible for making the individual components of finished products, which you put together for a quality check before releasing them into the market. All these independent units have different requirements for electrical wiring. The intricate connection of electrical cables, switches and circuits means that people working in your production units always encounter specific hazards. Are you aware of these dangers? Read More»
If you live in an area that is surrounded by mature, dense forest, tall buildings or other obstructions, you may wonder if it is cost-effective for you to install a solar panel system. Your home may be oriented in such a way that the roof does not face towards the north, and this may be giving you additional pause for thought. Yet there are solutions available that can help you to capitalise on the power of the sun no matter what type of obstruction you may need to deal with. Read More»
Do you have a sizeable commercial operation and rely on a number of different appliances to perform the work involved? If so, then you have a duty of care to ensure that other people who come into contact with these appliances are as protected as possible. This duty of care may extend to customers as well as your regular employees, and you need to have a procedure in place to look after this issue. Read More»
Supported by poles or towers, overhead power lines are the most widely used mode of electricity transmission and distribution in Australia. They are sometimes referred to as aerial power lines, owing to the fact that they are suspended in the air.
The design and construction of overhead power lines vary depending on the voltage they are carrying. While these power lines are easier and cheaper to install, maintain and replace than their underground cousins, they can lead to accidents and injuries in the workplace. Read More»