Why You Need A Surge Diverter

Surge protection systems supplied by electrical companies in Melbourne are designed to protect appliances and electronic items from power surges and any other potentially damaging interference there may be on power lines. Not everybody has one, but they are worth the investment, particularly if you live in an area that often has electric storms with lightning. Reputable electrical companies in Melbourne stock good quality surge diverters that Precision Electrical and Plumbing can install into the main switchboard in your home,…

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Are LED Lights A Good Option?

LED lights are the latest hype in lighting but are they really any good and will they work in your home? Not every Melbourne electrical contractor will be able to tell you the history of LED lights, but most will encourage you to use them in your home. Very much the option of the 21st century, LED lights are not only a “good” option, they are the best for our homes and offices. Lighting Options for Your Home There are…

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Tips To Cut Electricity Consumption

Did you know that you can cut down on the amount of electricity you use instantly, and easily, just by changing your old lifestyle habits? Particularly those that relate to the use of appliances, audio visual equipment, and lighting. Ask a Melbourne electrician based at Precision Electrical and Plumbing about the best way to do this, and you’ll probably be surprised just how much you can save. First step is to learn the basics about your electricity usage and where…

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Electrical Glossary Of Terms

I’m often asked about the meanings of  some of the acronyms and terms we bandy about.  We fall into the same trap that many people do when talking about their work:  we assume that everyone understands what on earth we are banging on about!  So I thought I’d share the meanings of some of the common electrical terms here in an Electrical Glossary: so you have a better understanding of “sparky talk”. AC  –  alternating current – the flow of…

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Versatility Of Double Sockets

If you live in an older house there’s a good chance that the electrical wiring is not meeting increased demand, particularly if your family has grown since you first moved in. You might need to hire one of the electrical companies Melbourne offers, and have your house rewired. Precision Electrical and Plumbing is experienced at rewiring old houses, but we are careful to ensure that this is really necessary. If the wiring is sound and up to standard, and it…

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An Electrician’s Top Safety Tips

Research shows that most electrical fatalities in Australia are caused by faulty appliances and other consumer equipment. Only about 35 percent of deaths are caused by fixed wiring. This means that even though you have a home with top quality wiring fitted by a registered electrician, if the electrical equipment you use in your home is not up to standard, you could be at risk. Precision Electrical and Plumbing advises clients to buy equipment that meets the AS/NZS 3160:2010 Standard….

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How To Reset The Safety Switch

When the power goes out it can be difficult to know what to do. Not all of us are electricians after all! Luckily, there are easy ways to find out what is causing you problems. It’ll frequently have to do with some appliance or heater that’s plugged in. In order to find the culprit you’ll want to check your circuit breakers and reset the Safety Switch. Checking the circuits on your switchboard is easy and in this video I explain…

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How To Reset The Safety Switch

When the power goes out it can be difficult to know what to do. Not all of us are electricians after all! Luckily, there are easy ways to find out what is causing you problems. It’ll frequently have to do with some appliance or heater that’s plugged in. In order to find the culprit you’ll want to check your circuit breakers and reset the Safety Switch. Checking the circuits on your switchboard is easy and in this video I explain…

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The Truth About Safety Switches

I’ve had a few questions from clients lately about safety switches. Most people don’t understand the difference between safety switches, circuit breakers or surge protectors –  so I thought I’d spell it out here. Why You Need A Safety Switch In Your Home Safety switches are designed to prevent injury or death by monitoring the flow of electricity through a circuit. They automatically shut off your electricity supply when current is detected leaking from faulty switches, wiring or electrical appliances in…

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