Everything you need to know about electrical safety inspections
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.
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Future-proof your home with 6 new home automation technologies
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.
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How To Conserve Energy At Home
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.
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Are you suffering from a Aircon Cold? Here’s how to stop it!
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.
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Would your home benefit from some smart home devices?
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 .
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Take advantage of Perth’s Sun
Take advantage of Perth’s Sun
Take advantage of living in the sunniest city in Australia with Solar energy. With electricity prices on the rise, Perth households are now reaping the benefits of solar, and seeing firsthand what it can do to reduce power bills. Solar is a solid investment in your household’s future and on average you will have paid off your solar package within the first two years based on your current power bill. Not only will it help cut your household bills, but you will also be doing your bit for the environment through use of renewable resources.Still not convinced solar is for you?Here are a few more reasons to jump on the solar trend….
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Ask Your Electrician These Questions
Ask Your Electrician These Questions
Looking for a licensed electrician in your area? You should be able to trust an electrician to let him work in your home.  To know if someone is a good fit for the electrical work in your home, these are the questions you should ask your electrician:  #1 Are you licensed to do electrical work in my home? An obvious one, but it’s a good idea to make sure of this. A legal requirement in nearly every state in Australia is for the worker to have their own unrestricted electrical workers license – not just a Contractors Licence they operate under.  #2 Any Warranty? Getting a warranty on your electrical works is a relief.
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5 Ways To Reduce Your Electricity Bill
5 Ways To Reduce Your Electricity Bill
Your electricity bill completely depends on your usage and it’s easier than you think to reduce your usage and hence the cost. Austec Electrical has some wonderful handy tips to help you save on electricity. Here are 5 ways to save electricity and reduce your bill costs.      1. Do Not Keep Electronics On Stand-By Mode Keeping your electronics on stand-by mode might seem as it’s not consuming any energy, but a whopping 75% of the energy use can be caused by electronics that not fully switched off so remember to unplug your television out next time you’re finished watching to keep it from drawing unnecessary and costly power..
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Electrical Safety in Your Older Home
Electrical Safety in Your Older Home
Older homes pose an even greater danger for fires and electrocution, hence electrical safety becomes important. Today, our dependence on electricity is increasing, and we are expecting more out of our home’s electrical system. Unfortunately, our increased demands for energy can overburden an older home’s electrical system causing fires or electrocutions. Put into perspective: a majority of existing homes in Australia were built before the recent explosion in the use of computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices. Many home electrical fires and electrocutions can be prevented by upgrading your home to more up-to-date electrical.
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Improve Your Security With CCTV And Alarm Systems Integration On Your Commercial Property
Improve Your Security With CCTV And Alarm Systems Integration On Your Commercial Property
Security systems that provide superior safety and security to your commercial property are in high demands in recent years. With all the robberies and break-ins happening not only to residential premises but also to commercial premises, installing some form of security system has become a prerequisite for business owners. The systems you might choose will need to cover not just the exterior areas of your retail or office space but the interior areas as well. CCTV camera systems and door-tampering alarm systems are very popular security installations on commercial properties and retail shops. If you are a business owner looking to implement t.
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