Saving Tamworth Money on Electricity: Dishwasher Tips

amerBlog PostsLeave a Comment

A dishwasher often saves you time and cleans your dishes to a higher standard than hand-washing alone. In recent years, they have become a staple in all modern homes but runnings them and replacing them can come at a cost! Your local electrician in Tamworth wants to help save every cent on energy you spend this year! This article follows our series ‘Saving Tamworth Money on Electricity’ and takes a look at ways to make your dishwasher last longer. Clean the rubber seal around the door. Clean the spray arm of food debris and scale occasionally. Clean filters according to manufacturer instructions. Consider regularly running a dishwasher cleaner. Only run full cycles. Consider running on ‘eco’ mode. Consider skipping energy hungry ‘drying’ cycles and allow dishes to airdry with door open. If you’re considering installing a dishwasher, you will need a power outlet in a safe and dry location installed by a licensed eectrician. Our team can help identify a suitable location and install the appliance for you. For help, contact us on 0421 359 324 or ww.facebook.com/tamworthelectrician or contact@tamworthelectrician.com


Saving Tamworth Money on Electricity: Make Your Refrigerator Last Longer

amerBlog PostsLeave a Comment

Maintaining your fridge/freezer will decrease the wear and tear on your machine as well as save you money on energy and possible spoiled groceries. Your local electrician in Tamworth wants to help save every cent on energy you spend this year! This article follows our series ‘Saving Tamworth Money on Electricity’ and takes a look at ways to make your refrigerator last longer. Checkout these simple tips to help prevent the need to be forking out hundreds or even thousands on a new refrigerator! Unplug your fridge and vacuum the condenser coils on the back of your fridge. In older freezers, defrost them occasionally to prevent excessive ice buildup. If the ice is thicker than 1cm it is time to defrost your freezer! Newer models do this by themself. Clean drip openings and pans and replace water filters according to instruction manual. Clean around the rubber seal on the door regularly. Keep your fridge at the highest temperature possible to keep your food cool. Fridge: 0-5 degrees celsius Freezer: -18 degrees celsius Is your energy bill higher than expected? This could be due to many factors that our licensed electricians could identify and help you with. Consider checking our how … Read More


Electrical Accessories for Tamworth Kitchens

amerBlog PostsLeave a Comment

Being the place that the family all gathers, the heart of all homes is the kitchen. It’s not surprising to know that the kitchen is the most renovated space in homes in Australia. Whether you want to modernise the electrical in your kitchen to increase your homes value or bring it into the technology age, we have five electrical accessories for you to consider installing in your kitchen. 1. Lighting Dimmers While preparing food, there is no doubt that you need good lighting in the kitchen. Dimmable lighting comes in handy after a long day or to even set a more romantic mood throughout your home. Dimmed lights may also act as a nightlight to help you navigate your home and are inexpensive for your local electrician to install. 2. Feature Lighting Frame the space and match your lighting with your decor. Accent lighting in the form of pendant lights are on-trend and are a must have in your new kitchen. We can help you select suitable feature lighting that is on trend to increase the appeal and value of your home! 3. Data Ports As tehcnology progresses, smart devices and internet connectivitity is becomming a necessity throughout your home. … Read More


How Much Electricity do Window AC Units Use in Tamworth?

amerBlog PostsLeave a Comment

Central heating and cooling systems can be very expensive to install and may not always be an option. So aside from fans and reverse cycle units, what other option do you have to help beat the heat in Tamworth? One alternative are Window AC Units. An AC Window Unit uses around one third of the amount of energy it would take to run a central heating/cooling system. Sounds great right? Well if you have more than one window AC unit installed and running, the energy usage quickly adds up. If you want to keep several areas cool simultaneously, without question a central heating/cooling system is mroe efficient. If you’re unsure how much energy your heating/cooling system, is using, a home energy audit would be perfect for you. Home energy audits can offer you advice to save potentially thousands of dollars a year. What is the Least Expensive Cooling Option in Tamworth? For a single space, a window unit will cost you less boith in install and running costs. However, this might not give you the level of cooling you need. If you require greater cooling efficiency, a mini split system will save you more eneergy in the long run after … Read More


Ceiling Fan Installation in Tamworth

amerBlog PostsLeave a Comment

Tamworth Electrician is your local electrician in Tamworth. Tamworth Electrician offers ceiling fan installation services at a competitive price. If you would like to know more about our standard rates, contact us today. Tamworth Electrician can provide and install your ceiling fan, while securing your $50 cash back under the Tamworth Regional Council Residential Water Saver Rebate Scheme. But… Why should Tamworth residents consider installing ceiling fans? Stay cooler during summer. Research indicates that the breeze from ceiling fans makes you feel 8 degrees cooler. Circulate warm air during winter with ceiling fan reverse modes. Significantly reduce energy costs. Most fans cost 3c to run an hour! Save the environment! As ceiling fans require less energy to run. Conserve water! As ceiling fans require zero water. Save space! As ceiling fans are mounted on the roof, no need for bulky pedestal fans. Why should I consider Tamworth Electrician’s ceiling fan installation service? In Australia, DIY electrical work (including installing ceiling fans) is illegal and may void your home insurance policy in the event of an electrical fire. We cater for all of your ceiling fan needs. Whether you want to BYO ceiling fan, or have us source archetectual ceiling fans … Read More


LED Lighting for Tamworth Homes

amerBlog PostsLeave a Comment

At Tamworth Electrician, we encourage the installation of energy efficient electrical systems. One of the most common, recent advancements is LED lighting. LED lighting benefits you and the environment by using less electricity and keeping replacement incandescent bulbs out of landfill. We offer LED lighting solutions at a competetive price but before making the switch, here are a few things you need to know before switching! 1. Why do people love LED Lighting? LED lighting has a modern, sleek appearance. They use less energy than traditional/old lighting methods. They pose less of a fire hazard as they generate significantly less heat. 2. What are LED Lights? LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. Basically, they are little chips inside a plastic capsule that ’emit’ ‘light’ when an electrical current. They come in a variety of sizes, colour and brightness. 3. How Long do LED Lights Last? Unlike old lightbulbs, LED’s don’t use burning filaments to emit light. Therefore they can last an incredibly long time. Most LED bulbs last around 10years but can last for decades while traditional bulbs often only last a few months. 4. How Much More Effienct at LED Bulbs? LED Bulbs use around one tenth less energy … Read More


Electrical Hazards in Tamworth Homes

amerBlog PostsLeave a Comment

1. Bad Wiring and Electrical Appliances Old or bad wiring (particularly from DIY jobs) increases the risk of electrical faults, fires, surges and other serious events. For this reason, avoid DIY electrical work an get a professional electrician in to do the job. Old cracked, corroded or worn wires increase the risk of an electrical accident. Have your appliances checked regularly to make sure they are safe. Testing and tagging electrical appliances on commercial premises is a legal requirement. 2. Outlets Near Water Outlets in areas where there is water such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundries should be installed away from water sources. 3. Wet Hands Using appliances with wet hands and switching power points on and off is a serious hazard for electrical shocks. 4. Electrical Fires If a fire starts due to an electrical fault, water should never be poured on the fire to put it out. Instead, a fire extinguisher should be used to avoid electrocution. If you don’t have an extinguisher handy, turn off the main electrical supply, evacuate your home and call the fire brigade. 5. Curious Children Children are inquisitive and like to explore the world. For this reason, electrical outlets at heights that … Read More


Average Power Use of Tamworth Household’s

amerBlog PostsLeave a Comment

Modern homes have far more electrical devices than ever, and as a consequence much more power is needed to run the average house. Advancements in the technology in our home from insulation to appliances have gone a long way to save power for Tamworth residents, however, there is still more that we can do! Below we have listed some appliances commonly used in Tamworth and the amount of power they use. The average amount of power used in Tamworth is based on: the size of your home the number of occupants in the home the number and type of appliances how and when the appliances are being used if you have appliances that use lots of energy for example pools, spas airconditioners tamworth’s hot summers and cold winters We have listed some energy saving tips for Tamworth residents already! COMMON APPLIANCE POWER USAGE Firguring out how much electricity your appliance uses is relatively easy, check the label of the abblience where the amount used is measured in ‘W’ for watts or ‘kW’ for kilowatts. Here are some examples to help you get an idea of the amount of energy popular electrical items use. Tamworth Electrician’s Tip! For larger items (dishwasher, fridge, freezer etc.) rather than moving out the appliance, a google search of the appliance will bring up a number of retailers … Read More


Home Energy Audit Checklist

amerBlog PostsLeave a Comment

Tamworth Electrician offers detailed home energy audits. Along with suggesting simple measures like the ones listed in our checklist here, we also conduct a detailed analysis of all electrical devices and appliances to save you money! Attached below is Tamworth Electrician’s checklist. Find out more about our home energy audit service here: http://www.tamworthelectrician.com/home-energy-audit/


Pre-Demolition Electrical Disconnect Checklist

amerBlog PostsLeave a Comment

A simple electrical disconnect checklist in accordance with AS/NZS3000 to perform pre-demolition free to download. Tamworth Electrician offers pre-demolition electrical disconnect for both domestic and commercial sites. Below is the dowload link for the checklist Tamworth Electrician has created. Contact us today to find out more: http://www.tamworthelectrician.com/free-quote/ or inbox us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/tamworthelectrician