Electrical Safety Tips Before You Go on Vacation
It’s summer time and everyone is planning their perfect holiday. Whether it is flying off to Bali or driving to see the Uluru, it is important to secure your homes and make sure that all electrical units have been checked for fire safety hazard. Before you take your bags on your trip, here are some simple vacation safety checklist for your electronics: Don’t Leave the Lights On The Whole Time You’re Away We’ve heard our friends and family talking about how they secured their homes when they were away on a vacation, and the most common step they mention is to leave the front light on to deter burglars and intruders. Yes, studies .Keep Reading
Evaporative vs Refrigerated Air Conditioning Systems – Which One Should You Choose?
For most homeowners in Perth, having an air conditioning unit serviced or replaced is one of those “once in a blue moon” events that people either postpone or forget entirely. That is, until the air conditioning unit breaks down and you have to put up with the summer heat until the unit is fixed or replaced, Truth be told, having your air conditioning unit serviced regularly will help your home air conditioning unit last for years even decades before you need to consider having it replaced. But if you are currently in the market for a new air conditioning system, you might be having a hard time deciding whether to get an evaporative unit .Keep Reading
Data and Network Cabling for my Home – How do I take advantage of the nbn internet connection?
In this day and age of digital technologies and faster internet, most homes are still only equipped with one or two data and network sockets (typically RJ45 sockets). The sockets are typically only located in the designated office room in the house, while the remaining areas usually only have WiFi as the only available internet connection option. With the rise of home automation through a variety of connected home assistants and the introduction of faster fixed-line internet such as the nbn access network, it makes more and more sense that homes need to have a more up-to-date data dn network cabling system in place. Doing so also future-proof.Keep Reading
What process should you follow if you have a power outage?
If you are suffering a power outage, follow these steps to get your lights on again. Check your neighbors to see if their power is out, too, or is it only your house is affected. If only your lights are out, check your circuit breakers or fuses. Try repairing the fuse or resetting the circuit breakers. If the breakers won't reset or the fuse blows again, try unplugging all the sockets. Don't forget those hard to get to ones such as the fridge or dishwasher. Once everything is unplugged, try and reset the breaker or fuse. If this works you can isolate the source of the problem by plugging in an appliance until you fin.Keep Reading
Should I put a battery backup on my existing solar system?
To determine the correct answer to this question we need to ask some questions! Q: How much of your electricity consumption does your existing solar system cover? A: Depending on when the system was installed and whether or not you’ve had a feed-in tariff, your system may only generate enough power to meet a small portion of your electricity needs – or it may generate more than you actually need. This will dictate the best approach for sizing your battery storage. Q: What energy storage system size would best suit your needs and budget? Do you want to go off-grid at all costs (possibly to spite your utility), or do you view energy .Keep Reading