Everything you need to know about electrical safety inspections
If you have been advised to get an electrical safety inspection, but you’re not sure what that means, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to help break down what an electrical safety inspection is, and why you would need one. First thing is first - what is an electrical safety inspection?In Australia, all electrical services - whether in a residential home or commercial business - must comply with Australian safety standards. At Austec, we take safety seriously when it comes to both our staff and our clients, so we welcome regulation that ensures a safe standard of work across the board. That’s where an electrical safe.Keep Reading
Future-proof your home with 6 new home automation technologies
Recent technological advances in smart homes and the Internet of things have opened up so many doors when it comes to home automation - literally! Today, you can even unlock your front door with your smartphone when you’re away from home. And while newly-built properties may benefit from an electrician wiring their home specifically for smart-home capabilities, you can turn your existing house into a smart home too. If you need a little inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. This month on the blog, we’ve rounded up six emerging home automation possibilities to keep your eye on.Smart doorbells One of the most excitin.Keep Reading
How To Conserve Energy At Home
Paying your energy bill is a routine task - but do you know how much you are consuming and how much you could be saving every month? Leaving the light on.Blasting the air conditioning.Running the dryer constantly.So WATT?Ok, sorry, that was a terrible pun. Our point is - these things don’t sound so bad on their own, but accumulated they all add up on your energy bill, the environment and your wallet!Here at Austec, we believe each and every Aussie needs to ensure they’re doing the best they can to be more environmentally conscious. So without further ado… here are our top four ways to conserve energy around the hou.Keep Reading
Are you suffering from a Aircon Cold? Here’s how to stop it!
Air conditioners are a huge part of everyday life here in Australia, Especially in those hot summer months. They make the heat bearable and turn your home in to a winter wonderland. However many of us will at one time feel the adverse effects when using their air-conditioning unit. The dreaded Aircon cold: Sneezing, chills and sore throat are just some of the effects.Check out our top tips to rid yourself of the aircon cold for good! 1. Set the thermostat on your aircon at just the right temperature. As the outside temperature increases, many of us turn down the heat inside and set that aircon to 18 degrees. This hab.Keep Reading
Would your home benefit from some smart home devices?
Would your home benefit from smart home devices? Living in the 21st century has brought with it a number of pros and cons and one that sits in the grey area is the rise of Smart home devices that have become a part of every day living.There are pros and cons to all smart devices and the main question we see when it comes to information security and personal safety: Are smart home devices worth the privacy risks?So, what exactly does “smart” mean? When talking about smart devices or homes, simply put, “smart” means connected to the internet, usually via WiFi. These devices can be controlled by the internet, collect data and .Keep Reading