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When the power goes out.

When a storm hits, and the electricity supply fails, it can be a challenging and stressful situation.Here are some tips on how to be prepared to manage in a storm when your electricity supply fails:1. Have an emergency kit ready: Prepare an emergency kit that includes flashlights, batteries, a battery-powered radio, non-perishable food, water, and first aid supplies. Keep this kit in an easily accessible location.2. Invest in a generator: If you live in an area prone to storms and power outages,...

June 21, 2024

Get your switch board checked

Attention homeowners! 🏠💡 Have you checked the age or condition of your switchboard switches lately? If they resemble the ones below, they may be nearing the end of their lifespan. Our team has observed a spike in issues with these older models in recent months, causing unexpected power problems and electrical fires. Don't wait until a problem occurs to get them upgraded, as they are crucial to ensure the safety and efficiency of not only your electrical system but also your home. Call Emil...

June 15, 2024

10 Tips To Help You Save Money On Heating During Winter

Saving money on heating during the winter months is a common concern for many households in New Zealand. Here are 10 tips and tricks to help you save money on heating while staying warm and comfortable: 1. Insulate your home: Proper insulation can help keep the heat inside your home, reducing the need for heating. Make sure your walls, ceiling, and floors are well-insulated to prevent heat loss. 2. Seal drafts: Drafts can let cold air into your home, making it harder to heat. Check for drafts ar...

June 2, 2024

The Hidden Hazards of Overloading Multiboxes: A Safety Guide

In today's gadget-driven world, multi-boxes, also known as power strips or extension blocks, have become ubiquitous in homes and offices. They are a convenient solution for operating multiple devices simultaneously. However, their convenience can lead to dangerous practices, such as overloading, which poses significant fire risks. Overloading occurs when the total demand on the multi-box exceeds its capacity, causing overheating and potentially leading to a fire.Understanding the capacity of you...

May 15, 2024

Celebrating Mum!

Mother’s Day is a time for us to reflect upon, appreciate and thank our mums for their impact on our lives. It's a day that brings into focus the strength, compassion, and unwavering support of the women who shaped our lives. From the gentle hands that held us, to the strong will that guides us, we owe an immeasurable debt to these remarkable women. To all the mum's out there, you have touched our lives with your kindness, wisdom, and courage, and for that, we offer our heartfelt thanks.#mothe...

May 10, 2024

Second Hand Electrical Appliances

All second-hand electrical appliances sold in New Zealand must be electrically safe. A way of demonstrating this is to have them tested to Australian and New Zealand Electrical Safety Standard (AS/NZS) 5761, or have them disabled and tagged in accordance with AS/NZS 4701....

March 6, 2024

What are the differences between LED, CFL, and Halogen lights?

1. Energy Efficiency: LED lights are the most energy-efficient of the three, using up to 80% less energy than halogen lights and 20-30% less energy than CFLs.2. Lifespan: LED lights also have a much longer lifespan than halogen or CFL lights, lasting up to 25 times longer.3. Heat Emission: Halogen lights produce a lot of heat, making them less efficient and potentially hazardous if they are placed too close to flammable materials. CFLs produce less heat than halogen bulbs, but still more than LE...

February 14, 2024

3 steps to finding a good electrician

1. Ask for Recommendations: Ask family, friends, and neighbours for recommendations. You can also ask for referrals from other Trades or electrical supply stores.2. Research Online: Check online directories or review sites to find Registered electricians in your area. Look for reviews and ratings from previous customers to help you narrow down your options.3. Check Credentials: Verify that the electrician you are considering is Registered and insured. You can check on-line with the Electrical Wo...

February 7, 2024

The Dangers of DIY

And if it’s in the middle of the night or right when you walk into the house after a hard day at the office, you just want things back to normal ASAP. Does that mean you should attempt to fix electrical issues yourself?Well, small things like changing light bulbs, checking the wattage and replacing or checking your circuit breaker for tripping is all doable stuff for the amateur.But in most cases, tempting though it is to have a crack yourself (thanks to Mr Google and YouTube) in the interests...

February 1, 2024

What is the big deal with LED Lights?

1. Energy efficiency: LED lights are highly energy efficient, using up to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. This means that they can help reduce energy bills and lower carbon emissions.2. Long lifespan: LED lights have a much longer lifespan than traditional bulbs, lasting up to 25 times longer. This means that they require less frequent replacement, reducing waste and saving money in the long run.3. Durability: LED lights are more durable than traditional bulbs, as they are r...

January 31, 2024

10 Electrical Safety Tips

Electrical safety is a general practice of handling and maintaining electrically powered equipment to prevent incidents. Adequate training is required to properly identify and control hazards to keep the environment safe for those around.Whether you’re at work or at home, both settings operate on electricity. Here are 10 electrical safety tips to help you avoid electrical hazards....

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