As of January 1st, 2017, a new smoke alarm legislation is set in place in Queensland. The updated legislation is to ensure maximum smoke alarm safety for you and your family members in your home. Some of the important changes are outlined below.
Updating or properly inspecting electrical items around your home is one of the easier ways to prevent disaster. Most electrical fires are reportedly caused by old appliances and faulty outlets. Frayed cords and improper use of extension cords have the potential to shower anything nearby with sparks. Some people have old homes which can’t support modern electric needs, and one response is to install safety switches. Unfortunately this doesn’t work in every case, and you may need to take more steps to protect your home – and your life.
Accredited electricians are verified to have the knowledge necessary to carry out any job you request from them. If you ask your neighbour Tom to work on your house, he may know a few things, but he's more likely to accidentally burn your house down than anything else. It's always important to look for a professional service provider if you don't have the knowledge and tools yourself.
There are two common types of smoke alarms, each with their own slew of advantages.
We hope you have a safe and happy new year and we are excited to welcome in 2016. It’s the time of the year where you may start to plan jobs around your home. From small fix ups, to major renovations. Our highly trained technicians are able to assist you every step of the renovation project. We are by your side right from the design stage to placement of essential fixtures and even sourcing top quality fittings.
Algester Electrical offer a wide range of services to suit your needs - the leading electrical contractors in Southside of Brisbane.
We operate across South East Queensland and offer both residential and domestic electrical services.
This time of year family and friends are upgrading their appliances. Getting rid of the old to make way for the new and improved. While it is great to receive items for free, you must always ensure you get an electrical safety check on the item before you start to use it. Even though the item may look brand new, you don't know the condition of the inside electrical parts.
Is your electricity at home is leaving you feeling annoyed and frustrated?
You switch one item on and the whole house trips. Here is a simple guide to find a faulty electrical item in your home.
The Christmas season is now upon us and as we pull out all of the festive decorations we have come to regret not storing the lights correctly and having a million and one knots to untangle.
Some of the things to check before putting up Christmas lights are:
As we head into the prime storm season in Queensland, here at Algester Electrical we would like to help you prepare your homes and surrounds for the craziness that is Brisbane weather.
The most important thing to remember is not to touch a fallen power line even if the power is off in your home. If you are ever unsure and need an electrician, we are only a phone call away.
There are many ways to be more eco friendly. Going green not only helps the environment but will also help you save some money. Who doesn't love saving money. The most effective way to save money is to have one of our friendly electricians in brisbane out to you and install a solar power system. The money you will save on the running costs of your property will drop dramatically.
Here at Algester Electrical we will talk you through each step when deciding which solar power system best suits your needs.
When shopping for lightbulbs you are faced with many different options. From LED, to halogens incandescents and CFLs. (Compact Fluorescent Lamps)
Saving money isn't always easy. Especially on the necessities such as electricity. We have a few tips that could take the heat off your pocket this summer.
It can be costly if you call out the wrong trades person for the job. There are a few indications to point you in the right direction. Here are some of the things you can check for when deciding if you should call a plumber or an electrician:
There are many points you will need to factor in when trying to answer this question including:
- Upfront cost
- Heat factor
- Running costs
An average household would need around 5 ceiling fans (one per room) and depending on how many rooms your household has. The costs of ceiling fans range from $100-$400*. Say you decided to get one at $250. You need 5 of them which would add up too $1250.
Most technology is now powered by a usb style charger. If you break or misplace the model that came with your item, it is so easy to pick up a replacement from almost anywhere, online, local stores even some petrol stations.
But are they safe?