Spring is here already and it’s just a matter of days before summer would be knocking on our doors. This is a great time to get your home electrically ready for the warmer days and all the fun that comes with it.
- Outdoor lights installation
Summer time means more barbeques, pool fun and outdoor gatherings. This is a great time to think about your outdoor lights. The right outdoor lights set the perfect mood for your outdoor activities. From string lights and lanterns to floodlights, spotlights and driveway lights, talk to your electrician in Ballarat to create the ideal backdrop by installing the right outdoor lights in the right place.
- More power points
Summer time means whipping up more treats in the kitchen and more outdoor activities, all of which require too many appliances plugged into the existing power points.
This might cause your circuits to overload, causing breakers to trip and power points to heat up posing danger of hazards such as electrocution and fire.
Rather than uploading your existing power points, it’s a good idea to install new power points at the most convenient places inside and outside the house.
- Get your fans fixed
Keep your bills low and try getting the temperature down by opting for fan rather than an air-conditioner? The humble ceiling fan can be surprisingly effective as the temperature soars. If your existing fans are faulty, now is the time to get them fixed or replaced with new ones giving your home a fresh look while keeping the mercury down on a budget.
- Make a switch to LED lighting
Lighting your home adds at least 10% to 15% to your total energy bill. Summer is the time when you would be using more energy as you turn on the fan and air-conditioning, so why not save a little on your lighting to offset the additional costs. It’s also worthwhile to consider adding sensor lights and dimmers so the areas not in use are not lit up all the time.
- Get an electrical safety inspection
Summers generally call for high load on your electrical system due to excess use of appliances like washing machines, air conditioner, fridge etc. To prepare your home for these high loads and avoid getting your appliances trip every now and then, it’s good to get an electrical safety inspection before summer kicks off.
Summer time can be tough for your home’s electrical system. Getting your home ready for the extra load you intend to put on it during summer can save you the nuisance of tripped appliances, electrical shocks, high energy bills and uncalled for inconvenience.
As licensed electricians in Ballarat, we can help you with new power point installation, fan repair and replacement, switch to LED lights indoors and outdoors and a general electrical safety inspection so you can start the fun season with the peace of mind you deserve.