Top things to consider while renovating electrical wires

Whenever you are considering making any changes to your building, whether planning an extension or just upgrading the wiring in your home there are a number of things that you need to consider with the first being consulting your friendly local electrician on the Gold Coast.

Your Electrician on The Gold Coast will

  • Ensure that any existing wiring is safe and that it can cope with any demands made of it such as extra load or capacity requirements
  • By law in Australia, you must be a fully licensed and qualified electrician to do any type of electrical wiring or installation
  • Many older homes electrical circuitry was not designed for the heavier loads most homes expect from their electrical systems

Your Gold Coast electrician can

  • Upgrade and renovate your existing electrical system
  • Install a new panel and safety switches
  • Run new wiring
  • Check and install ground circuits where required
  • Install new power outlets
  • Wire in any permanently wired appliances such as water heaters. Air conditioners, electric ranges furnaces and water pumps

Power upgrade

Before you start any home renovation or upgrading, consult your local electrician on the Gold Coast.

  • They will help you with sorting out requirements such as safety switches and ground fault circuit breakers to ensure your family and property are all adequately protected
  • Advise you on the correct number and location of new power outlets and calculate the additional load demand your wiring system may need to cope with
  • Advise you on the best types of additional lighting you may require, as well as the size and wattage of bulbs for the most economic coverage

Electrical Safety

There are many electrical fires each year that are directly related to old and unsafe electrical wiring. It’s vital that you have your wiring renovated to address both the functional and aesthetic aspects. Having an inadequate number of electrical outlets not only looks untidy, but has the potential to cause individual circuits to overload

Many older buildings will have wiring that may have connections and insulation that has broken down or been subject to attack by pests such as rodents who like to chew electrical cable to keep their teeth sharp. This can expose the wiring inside wall spaces and ceilings where it can not be seen, but has the potential to cause shorts and fires.

Another problem in many areas is damage from flooding or a leaky roof that has the potential to disrupt connections and the timbers that hold the wiring. Electrical fittings that have been submerged, almost always need to be replaced because of water damage. Your electrician on the Gold Coast will be able to advise you and find the best and latest cost effective replacements.

When you choose your Gold Coast electrician, ensure they will work with any other contractors you have that are making repairs or alterations to your building.

Renovating your electrical system is important if you have an older home, as it was not originally designed to cope with the heavy demands placed on it by the use of all today’s modern electrical appliances. Your friendly local electrician on the Gold Coast will be happy to give you a cost-effective quote on renovating your wiring and making sure your home is safe.

How using smart technologies can keep heating cost down

The cost of energy just keeps going up with no end in sight. As we are all interested in finding new ways to reduce our overall energy bills, talking with your friendly local electrician on the Gold Coast to install smart technologies on all your heating, cooling appliances and equipment.

These are some ways smart technology can help keep your heating and other costs down:

Energy monitoring

Having an energy monitor allows you to know exactly where your energy is going and just how much it is costing you to run each appliance in real time. When you have the facts, it then becomes possible to make a plan on how best to make the necessary changes  for a much more efficient home. Talk with your local electrician on the Gold Coast about the type of monitor that is best suited for your requirements. There are basically two types;

The hand held screen monitor that you use beside each appliance or machine you want to test. It gives a readout on usage and consumption as well as efficiency level and cost

The online house monitoring system that continually tracks all your household energy consumption from every appliance and energy user

Smart thermostats

Using a smart thermostat allows you to create a custom setting based on your habits and requirements to eliminate any unnecessary energy wastage

Smart venting systems

The smart venting system allows you to open and close vents as required so you only need to cool or heat areas you are occupying and not waste energy on other areas

Efficient air con systems

Have a smart air conditioning system can save a large amount on your energy bills, it will control the areas you require at the temperature you find is the most comfortable. These systems have the ability to adjust when you leave an area and enter another, so you are not conditioning empty space. A great feature is you can turn down or off when  you leave the building and then turn on or up again when you are about to return so while away they use no or very little energy

Smart windows and blinds

Your friendly electrician on the Gold Coast and help you chose the right types of smart blinds and windows to suit your home, then arrange the installation of them for you. Although they may initially cost a bit to install, but once you have then they will pay for themselves in a very short time by drastically cutting your energy consumption so reducing your utility bills. Double pane windows are a very effective form of insulation both keeping the heat out in the summer and the heat in during the winter months

Your local electrician on the Gold Coast can help you find the best and most cost-effective ways to keep your energy and heating bills to a minimum with the installation of smart technologies that make your heating and cooling appliances more cost effective and efficient. Smart monitoring allows you to see just where your dollars are going for all your household energy needs, it helps you keep track of all  of your energy  expenses without having to suffer the effects of being too hot or cold.