Spot the Electrical Faults in Your Property

Flicking a switch in a fuse box.

You don’t need to be an electrician to spot electrical faults in your property. Though there are some useful tools that can help you determine the size and scope of various electrical problems it is by and large illegal for unlicensed persons to carry out electrical work so we will focus on spotting faults without these tools. Read your Electrical …

Should I Choose a Ducted or Split Air Conditioning System?

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There is a lot of confusing terminology that gets thrown around with air conditioning systems. It can make it difficult to determine what you need and what is going to be the most cost effective system for your living arrangement or workplace. In this article we will discuss the major differences between the two main types of air conditioning systems; …

Summer and Air Conditioning – What you should know!

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Summer in Australia is brutal. Everyone understands just how sticky and difficult it can be to get anything done on a stinking hot day. Air conditioners can truly be a lifesaver of both persons and businesses. In this article we will discuss some tips for keeping cool in summer and making the most of your air conditioner while keeping your …

How to Be Smarter with Your Electricity

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Electricity costs money and often it costs the earth too. Being energy smart means only using as much as you need, cutting costs and reducing your environmental impact. In this article we will discuss some simple ways you can minimise your energy footprint without entirely abandoning civilisation to live off the grid. Energy Smart Appliances Appliances have come a long …

Rewiring Your Home – What you need to Know

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Ever wanted to add a few extra power points to a room? What about installing a light in your shed or a charging station for an electric car? Rewiring your home is a job best left for the professionals. In fact in many states it is illegal to do your own wiring unless you are a qualified electrician. In this …

Safety Around Electricity – What You Must Know!

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So much of our lives today depend upon electricity that we can be forgiven for taking it for granted. We are used to seeing power lines everywhere and accustomed to being able to plug in our devices anywhere that we can become complacent and even unaware of the risks associated with electricity. In this article we will discuss some of …

So You Want to Go Solar? All About Solar Panels

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last ten years you’ve probably heard about solar panels. Nonetheless, the technology can become very complicated quite quickly and it’s very possible and understandable if you are still a bit fuzzy on what all the fuss is about. In this article we will discuss the basics of what a solar panel …

Electrical Issues on an Industrial Scale

An industrial switchboard

When you start looking at electricity beyond plugs and appliances and enter the industrial world several things change. Namely, the devices you are dealing with are larger, require more power and are often linked together in industrial processes such as manufacturing or transportation. With so many processes and factories today controlled by computers and robots, downtime can cost a business …

A Commercial Upgrade in a Workplace

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Every workplace is unique. There is a synergy between the workers and space, and where the intersection is supportive morale and the business will flourish. Whether you work in an energy-intensive environment or not, there may certainly come a time when the needs of the workers are no longer met by the place. In some situations, this may require you …

Understanding Common Electrical Problems

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Electrical problems can ruin your day and potentially a lot more. Damaged, cheap or poorly installed wiring and appliances can cause fires under the wrong conditions. More commonly, electrical problems will hit you in your electrical bill with unexpected charges or trouble you with flickering lights, dead sockets and the occasional power surge. In this article we will discuss some …