How Lighting Can Elevate Tamworth Homes and Businesses

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When you consider making your home or business most people think of furniture, colour and window treatments leaving lighting as an afterthought.  Well designed lighting schemes provide can transform your space beyond just the purpose of reading or eating a meal. Time and time again our clients are amazed at how Tamworth Electrician has transformed and elevated their homes and businesses with our modern and innovative lighting designs. Here are some examples of how Tamworth residents can elevate their homes or business with our beautiful lighting designs. Business Lighting Lighting in businesses can be used to enhance the aesthetic of your space, create a ‘vibe’ or showcase your products. In this job we completed at COS in Martin Place Sydney we maintained the heritage ceiling mounted lighting which brings an elegant atmosphere with a nod to the building’s heritage. Track lights strategically placed and orientated highlight the amazing merchandise available. We recently helped The Press Tamworth transform their luxury underground cocktail bar from a moody, luxe lighting aesthetic feel into a modern lo-fi neon visual spectacle. Living Spaces Lighting can be used in living spaces to set the mood, alter the appearance of room size and provide zones within a … Read More

10 Reasons Tamworth Residents Should Install Ceiling Fans

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There are many benefits to installing a ceiling fan. Ceiling Fans are a cost-effective way to keep rooms cooler in the Tamworth Summer – without having to run an air-conditioner all day. Even with air conditioner use more common in Tamworth homes, there are plenty of reasons to consider installing a ceiling fan. Here are our top 10 reasons why Tamworth residents should consider installing ceiling fans. 1. Air Distribution Ceiling fans aid in the uniform distribution of warm or cool air. Air conditioners don’t always circulate air as efficiently as they should. Ceiling fans help disperse air more evenly, whether it’s the air that naturally circulates in your area or the air that your air conditioner produces. 2. Reduce Energy Consumption The average ceiling fan uses 60w to 100w of energy, which is not much more than a 60w light bulb, making it an extremely energy-efficient form of cooling and heating. In comparison, a 2.5Kw air conditioner uses about 2,500w per hour to run. 3. Save Space Ceiling fans, unlike pedestal or desk fans, do not take up valuable floor or desk space. 4. Style Manufacturers now aim for functionality and an aesthetically pleasing style when designing ceiling fans, which … Read More

Spring Electrical Tips for Tamworth

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Now with the warmer weather and easing restrictions, Tamworth residents are more eager than ever to get working on those home jobs and spring cleaning. Here are 6 essential tips for spring: 1. Dial Before You Dig If you’re considering some home renovations or even minor yard work underground powerlines pose are a risk you cannot see. Prevent an injury to yourself and Dial Before You Dig.   2. Plant Smart If you are planting new trees, shrubs or flowers consider how large your planting will grow. Make sure your fully grown plant won’t come close to power lines or obstruct access to powerpoints outdoors.   3. Lookout for Wires When pruning, be careful of cords and wires to avoid cutting them or receiving a shock.   4. Give Your Switch Board a Spring Clean It’s good to occasionally dust away the cob webs and dust from your electrical switchboard using a feather duster. Take care not to bump any switches. Never use liquid products like spray and wipe or water!   5. Check Your Smoke Alarms If you have battery-powered smoke alarms, it’s a good time to check your smoke alarms don’t need their battery replacing. Better yet, consider … Read More

Buy Now Pay Later Electrician

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Looking for an Electrician that accepts Buy Now, Pay Later options Tamworth? Look no further, as Tamworth Electrician has teamed up with humm ! Unlike Afterpay and ZipPay, Humm has an Australian office that offers short-term loans of up to $7500 to finance any type of electrical work! More information on how it works can be found here. Interested in using humm to finance your next project? Our team can help you out! Contact us to find out if humm is right for you. *Approved applicants only.

What is the difference between AC and DC ceiling fans?

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At Tamworth Electrician we install a range of ceiling fans. DC fans are increasing in popularity on the Australian market but what is the difference between AC and DC ceiling fans? Tamworth Electrician breaks down the difference between AC and DC ceiling fans. Let’s get Technical There are two types of electric motors general, AC (Alternating Current), which is an electrical current that reverses direction, and DC (Direct Current), which is an electrical current that only flows in one direction. Most ceiling fans, as well as most household appliances, use AC motors (as AC is the type of current distributed by power companies). AC motors function by being connected directly to a power source. This power source is what creates the moment of force required to rotate the motor’s rotor. With DC fans, the direct (AC) power source, connects to a transformer which converts the power to DC. The effect is that it decreases the amount of power used by only using a direct current instead of the alternating current. To then create the force needed to rotate the motor’s rotor, the DC motor uses a system of magnets of opposing polarity. Please note that current models of ceiling fans … Read More

Professional Lighting Tips for Tamworth Businesses

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Our electricians have extensive knowledge and experience in designing and installing lighting solutions available to Tamworth businesses. Here are Tamworth Electricians top tips to consider for Tamworth businesses when lighting their space. General lighting Also called ambient lighting, these are the overhead lights which provide necessary illumination for the store. It keeps people out of the dark and should light most of the space with general lighting. General lighting makes customers feel safe and welcome. Good lighting isn’t exceptional, but poor lighting will drive customers away. Accent lighting The purpose of accent lighting is to bring attention to merchandise and make it look its best. Accent lighting draws customers: by pairing the most desirable merchandise with accent lighting, it draws the customer to your best pieces. Accent lighting shouldn’t be limited to the ceiling, either. Think about uplighting in display windows and strip lighting along shelving. Task lighting Task lighting is lighting helps your staff or customers perform tasks which require light. The dressing room, the service and checkout desk, the prep area, and the backroom all need task lighting for specific functions unrelated to merchandise display. Decorative lighting Decorative lighting is the lighting which sends customers an emotional message. … Read More

Home Energy Audits in Tamworth

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A home energy audit has helped Tamworth homes achieve energy efficiency while cutting bills, but these aren’t the only reasons why you should get a professional audit. There is no better time than the beginning of a new year to review your energy consumption habits. Energy audits can reveal a lot of things you probably didn’t know about your home, helping you make smarter decisions for the future. If you haven’t had an energy audit performed on your house, now’s the perfect time to consider having it done. 1. BOOST ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE HOME Energy audits are designed to improve energy efficiency in your home, so you can expect your audit to help you make a clear plan for improvements. An expert electrician can help you identify energy drains that non-specialists aren’t aware of, such as: Air leaks and insulation For example, an energy audit can help you locate air leaks, which come through gaps in your flooring, ceiling, or walls. Your energy audit could also include a check of heat loss through poor insulation. In older homes especially, the level of insulation might be inadequate. Heating, cooling, and electronics Your energy audit would also include checks of your heating … Read More

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