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Top 3 Electrical Disasters That You Need To Watch Out For

Posted August 11, 2017

Top 3 Electrical Disasters That You Need To Watch Out For We cannot live without electricity. Think about, everything you do, from the moment the day starts to the moment it ends, is influenced in some way by electricity. The hot shower you take in the morning, the streetlights you see while driving, the computer […]

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Pros and Cons: Ceiling Fans

Posted August 7, 2017

Pros and Cons: Ceiling Fans In older homes, it is quite common to see ceiling fans. In some ways, this is a remnant of an era before widespread air conditioning made a lot of people turn away from ceiling fans. A lot of people consider ceiling fans to be useless, especially if they have air […]

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Getting Your Home Rewired: What You Need To Know

Posted August 2, 2017

Getting Your Home Rewired: What You Need To Know   If you notice that you are constantly dealing with issues like flickering lights, constant power surges, or you notice that you are constantly having to flick your switchboard back on, then you might have an issue with your home’s wiring. Depending on the severity of […]

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Why Introducing Green Lighting Into Your Business Is A Good Idea

Posted July 26, 2017

If you are a business owner, then you are always looking for ways to save money and attract customers. One such way of doing both is to introduce green lighting into your business. Now, as this Sydney Morning Herald article details, many businesses have made the switch over to environmentally-friendly lighting, but not every business […]

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6 Tips to Prevent House Fires During the Winter Months

Posted July 19, 2017

Winter is one of the worst times of the year when it comes to house fires. This is especially true if the temperature is a bit colder than usual. For example, in 2012 in Western Australia there was a bit of a house fire epidemic, which authorities noted was due to the fact that the […]

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Some Tips For Keeping Your Workplace Electrically Safe

Posted July 14, 2017

Some Tips For Keeping Your Workplace Electrically Safe Making sure that a workplace is electrically safe is something all business owners should take steps to ensure. While it may not be the most pressing problem facing business owners, electrically unsafe workplaces are an issue in some parts of Australia. In a 12 year span from […]

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Automating Your Home? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Posted May 12, 2017

Automating Your Home? Avoid These Common Mistakes Home automation can be a great thing for a homeowner to do. Think of how convenient it is to be able to control your lights, your air conditioning, your heating, your doors and your locks all from a smartphone or a central remote. With home automation all of […]

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5 Things You Will Miss Out On If You Don’t Have Home Automation

Posted May 8, 2017

5 Things You Will Miss Out On If You Don’t Have Home Automation Not everyone is ready to make the leap into home automation. It can be a daunting task, and it can be costly at first. So, it should be no surprise that many people choose to forgo home automation altogether. This is the […]

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The Luxurious Guide To Home Automation - Automating Your Home? Avoid These Common Mistakes

The Luxurious Guide To Home Automation

Posted May 6, 2017

The Luxurious Guide To Home Automation Home automation is becoming an increasingly bigger market. In 2015 the home automation market was valued at over $32 billion; the market is expected to exceed $70 billion by 2022. And it is no surprise why this is happening, home automation technology has improved massively since the first real […]

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3 Things You Should Know Before Considering Home Automation

Posted April 28, 2017

3 Things You Should Know Before Considering Home Automation Home automation has advanced rapidly in recent years. Technology is at the point where it is now possible to control important parts of your house (heating, lights, even your home security system) all with a smartphone (or any other smart device of your choosing, like a […]

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What Is A Power Surge And Why Do They Happen?

Posted December 26, 2016

What Is A Power Surge And Why Do They Happen? If you are familiar at all with home electrical systems, then you are no doubt familiar with the concept of a “power surge.” They are also sometimes (but not often) referred to as “power spikes.” As you can probably tell from the name, a power […]

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New Smoke Alarm Technology That Could Save Lives

Posted December 22, 2016

New Smoke Alarm Technology That Could Save Lives If you have not shopped for a smoke alarm in the past few years, then you are likely only familiar with the two most common types of smoke alarms, ionization and photoelectric. Ionization smoke alarms use a small, radioactive isotope contained within an ionization chamber, this creates […]

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Keeping Your Bathroom Fan Working In Tiptop Shape

Posted December 14, 2016

Keeping Your Bathroom Fan Working In Tiptop Shape Bathroom exhaust fans tend to be one of the more neglected parts of the house. After all, they are a very big hassle to clean, and you really do not know how much you miss your bathroom fan, until it stops working. Bathroom exhaust fans may not […]

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Wired Internet Versus Wi-Fi: Why You Should Be Getting Ethernet Cables Installed ASAP

Posted December 12, 2016

Wired Internet Versus Wi-Fi: Why You Should Be Getting Ethernet Cables Installed ASAP When it comes to internet connectivity, a lot of people prefer Wi-Fi (which contrary to popular belief, does not stand for “wireless fidelity”) since it is more convenient. After all, having home Wi-Fi means you can connect any device to the internet, […]

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When To Call An Emergency Electrician

Posted November 25, 2016

When To Call An Emergency Electrician When it comes to electrical issues, you never want to wait to get them fixed. Even if an electrical issue seems harmless on the surface, by letting the issue go unfixed you are actually putting you and your family at risk (and possibly other people if the issue results […]

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How To Teach Your Kids To Be Safe Around Electrical Equipment

Posted November 21, 2016

How To Teach Your Kids To Be Safe Around Electrical Equipment Although electricity is extremely dangerous for adults, it is especially dangerous for kids, not only are kids more susceptible to the dangers posed by electric shocks, but they also don’t know how to avoid being electrically shocked like most adults do. So, teaching your […]

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Why DIY Electrical Work Is A Bad Idea

Posted November 14, 2016

Why DIY Electrical Work Is A Bad Idea If you have ever attempted to do home repairs of an electrical nature in Australia, then you no doubt know how strict the laws are when it comes to DIY (do-it-yourself) electrical work. If you are unfamiliar with how strict the laws are, let me give you […]

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How To Avoid Electrical Fires

Posted November 12, 2016

How To Avoid Electrical Fires Did you know that over one-fifth of all fires in Australia are electrical fires? The majority of electrical fires are caused by either malfunctioning electrical equipment or faulty wiring. The colder months experience the most electrical fires due to increased appliance use. Electrical fires are especially dangerous. The reason being […]

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Some Common Outlet Problems

Posted November 10, 2016

Some Common Outlet Problems You probably do not pay attention to the outlets in your house. It is hardly surprising, after all, power outlets are a rather minor part of your overall house. But, by ignoring your power outlets, you are also ignoring the multiple problems that can affect any outlet. These are not the […]

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Why Exhaust Fans Are A Must

Posted October 31, 2016

Why Exhaust Fans Are A Must Do you enjoy really hot showers in the morning? Or after a hard day at work? If so, you are no doubt familiar with the huge amount of steam that is produced when a typical household shower is ran for a long period of time. For a lot of […]

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Some More Tips For Staying Safe During A Blackout

Posted October 28, 2016

Some More Tips For Staying Safe During A Blackout Unfortunately, one of the things people living in a modern country have to deal with are blackouts. They are massively inconvenient, and can, in some cases, be very dangerous; but they will happen and there is very little the average person can do about it. Also, […]

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What type of surge protector is right for you?

Posted October 22, 2016

What type of surge protector is right for you? If you have a lot of expensive electronics plugged into one outlet, then you would be wise to protect those electronics with a good surge protector. A single poorly timed lightning strike can potentially damage thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics; so investing in a surge […]

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Common Household Electrical Problems

Posted October 20, 2016

Common Household Electrical Problems Modern homes have extremely complex electrical systems, with lots of delicate wiring. As you would expect from any complex system, there are a lot of common household electrical problems that can occur. Chances are that your house suffers from at least some electrical problems. Now, not every problem is something to […]

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What You Need To Know About Flickering Lights

Posted October 5, 2016

What You Need To Know About Flickering Lights You may notice that occasionally your lights flicker on and off rapidly for a few seconds. In some extreme cases, they even dim for small periods of time. Flickering and dimming are caused by changes in the power supply. Now, you may just think of them as […]

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What It Takes To Become A Licenced Electrician In Australia

Posted September 19, 2016

What It Takes To Become A Licenced Electrician In Australia Everyone deals with electricians at one point; whether it be for major jobs like rewiring an entire house, or for simple jobs like rewiring an outlet, you will eventually have to deal with an electrician. So, it may be of interest to some to see […]

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Ceiling Fan Maintenance And Common Problems

Posted September 12, 2016

Ceiling Fan Maintenance And Common Problems Ceiling fans can be a godsend during the summers when we have to deal with scorching heat, so it is important that you keep them in tip top shape. Ceiling fan maintenance, most people do not bother, but in order to keep your ceiling fan working at peak efficiency, […]

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Smoke Alarm Buying Guide

Posted September 5, 2016

Smoke Alarm Buying Guide Smoke alarms are one of the most useful items you can keep in your house. They can save your life and the lives of your family members (it also happens to be illegal to not to have them installed in your house or property). Smoke alarms are a must for any […]

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Power Outages – What Should You Do When The Lights Go Off?

Posted September 5, 2016

Power Outages – What Should You Do When The Lights Go Off? No matter how good your electric company is and no matter how sophisticated and advanced your power infrastructure is, you will suffer from occasional power outages. There are a lot of factors that can potentially cause a power outage and most people do […]

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Things To Know About Surge Protectors

Posted August 23, 2016

Who has ever had this happen?  You’re working away on your computer, you’re down in your basement and all of a sudden your lights flicker on and off but even worse computer just dies.  You’re sitting there wondering what just happened.  Why is my screen black, why is computer completely dead?  You head upstairs only […]

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Electrical emergency? Read this before calling an electrician.

Posted July 25, 2016

No power or an electrical emergency?  Read this before calling an electrician. Simple solutions to attempt before having an electrician visit your home. If you experience any trouble, you can always call us for help or service, but here are a few simple solutions you can attempt before having us visit your home. Some Common Issues No […]

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