Rewiring Your Home – What you need to Know

Rusty Old Transformer boxes with the wires exposed

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!

A sign on a chain link fence warning of the risk of death due to electricity

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

A red roof with solar panels

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

Electricians at work on ladders working in a ceiling space

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

Man with charred face holding electrical cable and smart phone

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 …

How to Choose an Electrical Services Provider

A selection of different electrical cables

Choosing the right electrician or electrical services provider is important. You are best off hiring someone with an excellent reputation, who ensures the job is finished, who guarantees their work and is highly flexible. You don’t want to have the hassle of having to call someone else to finish a dodgy job, or finding out down the line that the …

Is Gas Better Than Electricity? Discover the Truth!

Juxtaposition of a solar power and a fossil fuel burning stack

There is a lot of debate in the media and among energy pundits about the respective values of gas-powered cooking, heating and cooling compared to electrically powered options. In this article we are going to aim to get to the bottom of this debate and discover which energy source is more efficient and better for the planet in all of …