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

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