Lighting Your Pool Area

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As we approach summer and pools are getting more use, lighting in your pool area will allow you to spend the most time cooling off during those hot Tamworth summers. Here are some reasons why Tamworth residents should consider lighting their pool area. Layers of visibility If we’re unable to see, we’re probably going to run into things. When we swim at night, we’re also likely to hurt ourselves because the pool’s sides are hard, and we might not be in the pool alone. So, pool lighting is a great way to remain safe because the swimmers can see what’s in the water, whether it’s something large, such as another swimmer, or something small, like a wasp. Additionally, our most basic instincts make us prone to want to swim with visibility in the water. Even LED lighting in the pool landscape is sensible, mostly because a lit pool with darkness surrounding it is creepy and unsafe. The pool owner who thinks about lighting layers in and around the pool will have appealing, adequate lighting. Setting the lights to timers or motion detectors is more convenient and reduces operation costs. Economics and convenience The monetary value of LED lights is irrefutable. … Read More

How to Hang Your Pendant Lights

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If you’ve inspected any recent builds lately, you will have noticed that the big trend in lighting is pendant lights in Tamworth homes. While these lights are certainly a stand out piece, it’s important to consider the environment they’re going in in order to maximise their effect. Here are a few tips from Tamworth Elelctrician for you to keep in mind when considering your lighting options.   OVER A TABLE When using pendant lighting over a dining table, we recommend pendants to be hung between 71-81 centimetres over the table to allow ample room underneath without sacrificing light quality. It is also worth installing a dimmer switch so the fixture can provide brighter light when tasks need to be done but can be switched to softer lighting while dining. If you have a longer table consider multiple pendants to create an interesting focal point in the room as well as provide additional light to the area.   ENTRY WAYS AND HALLWAYS Pendants hung in hallways create a beautiful design feature in an otherwise solely practical space. Here you have the option to hang evenly spaced fixtures down the length of the hallway or cluster them together to create a focal … Read More

How to Clean Your Ceiling Fans

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Ceiling fans create a refreshing breeze to keep rooms comfortable and add attractive decorative accents to living spaces, but what can you do about all that dust? And what’s the trick to cleaning a greasy kitchen ceiling fan or fans attached to super high ceilings? Dirt on ceiling fans is more than just a cosmetic matter. It can lead to problems like noisy fan operation and even motor damage. If you have members in your household with allergies or respiratory illnesses, dust accumulation can make matters worse. Fortunately, Tamworth Electrician has a simple but effective ceiling fan cleaning hacks to help you eliminate fan dust and dirt. With these tips, you can have a clean ceiling fan in less time and with less hassle. Plus, next time you have guests over, you won’t have to cross your fingers and hope they don’t look up! The Best Ceiling Fan Cleaning Hacks If your fan seems to accumulate dust at a rapid rate, you are not alone. Because of their location high in the room, the ceiling fan is often coated in an unpleasant layer of dust. You may find yourself wondering what’s worse – dust circulating in the air when you … Read More

Should You Use Your Ceiling Fan During Winter

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Fans have been around much longer than traditional air conditioners and continue to be used throughout the country in the warmer summer months. Ceiling fans in particular run at a considerably lower cost than air conditioning systems and they are an aesthetically pleasing addition to any room, much more so than a standing fan or a desk fan. But if you do not currently have a fan installed in one or more of the rooms in your home that you use the most often, you may feel as though you don’t actually need one. Besides, it’s cold outside, and fans do little more than simply provide a little bit of a breeze, right? Not quite. A ceiling fan is actually a great way to keep your body feeling cooler in the summer months. But more than that: a ceiling fan can lower your air conditioning bills and heating bills in the colder months as well. In this guide, we’ll take a look at ceiling fans and how they help to improve the conditions in your home year-round.  Call Tamworth Electrician on 1800 00 2340 today to learn more about how ceiling fan installation can improve the conditions in your home. Why Run the Ceilings … Read More

Space Heater Safety Tips

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Space Heater Safety Tips Every winter, thousands of families experience a home fire because of incorrect space heater use. Very sadly, some people even die in these fires. So, please – before you plug in the space heater and turn it up full blast, read these tips and use yours safely. That way, you can stay warm and safe at the same time. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Tamworth Electrician at 1800 00 2340. 1. Check the Label for Independent Certification: Before you buy a space heater, make sure to look carefully at the labels and packaging to see that the space heater has been safety certified by an independent testing body. For example, the UL, ETL or CSA are international testing organizations that are independent of the manufacturers. This type of testing and certification ensures that you don’t have to rely on the manufacturer to tell you their space heater has been tested for safety—independent testers have done this. 2. Follow Safety Precautions on the Label First of all, don’t buy too small of a heater to heat a large room, and don’t get a huge heater for a small room. Buy one that fits the space … Read More

Why You Should Get a Front Door Security Camera for Your Home

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Burglaries happen even the safest of neighbourhoods, and almost 45% of burglars gain entry to a house or property through the front door. This makes it the most common entry point for thieves and burglars, so you must make sure it is monitored at all times. Many homeowners have CCTV cameras in the outdoor areas of their homes, but sometimes, there are blind spots where there is no coverage at all. Tech-savvy burglars are quite smart; they can circumvent these cameras in your landscape and gain entry to your home via the front door. Install a Front Door Security Camera The best way to improve the security of your property is to install a front door security camera. Modern-day systems operate on smart technology, and you can monitor your property even from a remote location. It gives you some peace of mind that there is some form of protection and you can take action quickly in case you notice something amiss. All you have to do is download an app onto your smartphone or desktop; you will receive an alert every time someone is at the front door. You can then access a real-time feed from your camera via your desktop app or … Read More

Lighting Ideas for Bathrooms With No Windows

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A windowless bathroom can be dull and dreary. Managing your morning routine in a dimly-lit space can make you feel apathetic and uninspired – not a great way to start your day! In fact, many studies show that exposure to bright light in the morning boosts energy and focus all day long. Fortunately, brightening things up can really make a difference. The best lighting for bathrooms with no windows combines ambient lighting and task lighting to create a bright, functional space. Begin with bright overhead lighting that flows evenly throughout the room, and add focused lighting over the vanity to make tasks like shaving or applying makeup a breeze. What are the Best Light Bulbs for Bathrooms with No Windows? Improving lighting in a given space involves more than just plugging in a higher-wattage bulb. Light quality is based on a few factors. Understanding your options can help you choose the best bulbs for bathrooms with no windows. Light Bulb Types There are three main types of bulbs available today: halogen incandescent, compact florescent lights (CFLs) and light emitting diodes (LEDs.) CFLs are not recommended for bathroom use because the frequent on/off usage patterns of typical bathroom lights shortens the bulb’s lifespan. … Read More

Landscape Lighting Install and Boost Home Value

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If you want expert ideas for how to install landscape lighting to maximize the beauty, safety, and value of your home, Tamworth Electrician is here to help. Your local electrician in Tamworth is dedicated to helping you create attractive lighting features that will illuminate your home’s yard or garden area while enhancing functionality and security. Benefits of Professional Landscape Lighting With the right lighting design, you can create a yard that brings you joy and makes it possible for you to spend more time outside with family and friends. Plus, it will provide a nice boost to your home’s curb appeal and value and make your outdoor space safer and more secure. The return on investment you will experience with well-designed professional landscape lighting is significant. How to Enhance Your Outdoor Area How can you know what type of landscape lights to install and what they should illuminate in your yard or garden? Prior to installing lights in your landscaping, it’s a good idea to explore some ideas for professional landscape lighting, including where to shine the lights to provide optimal functionality and beauty. Below are some of the top features to consider for your property: Path LightsLighting pathways on … Read More

Child Proof Your Home: Outlets are Just the Beginning

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When most people think of childproofing their home, their minds jump to childproof outlets. The National Fire Protection Association stated that approximately 2,400 children suffer from shock and burns each year from electric outlets. However, childproof outlets are only the beginning to childproofing a home. Here’s some tips from Tamworth Electrician.   In the kitchen:  Install latches on all cabinet doors so your child wont be able to get to dangerous household products  Move potentially dangerous chemicals/products like medicine out of their reach.  We recommend putting these things on the top shelf. When using the stove, use the back burners and turn the pot handles away from the edge of the counter. Since there are lots of risks in this room, it is even a good idea to keep it gated to reduce the risk of your little on hurting themselves.  In your bathrooms: Install latches on all of your cabinets.  Install toilet locks to keep your toilet closed. Unplug hair dyers and curling irons.  Also when using these, keep them away from the edge of the counter where a child can grab them. Don’t forget to cover your electrical outlets as well! In the play area: Make sure that toys … Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Rewire a House?

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There are many different home improvement projects you can consider in an older property. One of the best options Tamworth Electrician suggests is to upgrade the wiring entirely. The wiring in newer homes is generally up-to-date. However, if you live in an older house with its original installations still intact, rewiring could be a massive improvement in regards to safety and functionality. So how much does it cost to rewire a house? Read on to find out more about the benefits and associated costs. Why Is Rewiring Your House Important? If you’ve recently purchased a property with unreliable electrical wiring or are carrying out renovations, you must consider upgrading your property’s wiring. This aspect of a house is generally overlooked as it’s not in sight. Unless an electrical problem arises, these features go relatively unnoticed. However, to prevent fires, electrical hazards, and shocks, you must ensure that your property’s wiring is up-to-date and in compliance with Australian standards. This is particularly true for older properties that have most likely only had minor electrical work done over the years. The wiring in such structures could be outdated, dangerous, and incorrectly installed. Plenty of older homes have a single circuit that powers outlets, and all … Read More