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Whether you are renovating and need your home re-wired, looking for options to upgrade all your lighting to low power LED options, or simply need assistance in changing a light globe, we are here to help while guaranteeing friendly and on time service.
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About Alfords Point, NSW 2234
Switchboard Faults & RCD Safety Switch Upgrades
Safety switches protect you from electric shock. They turn off the electricity within milliseconds when a current leak is detected. This can happen if a faulty power point, wiring or electrical appliance is being used. If you have a blown fuse, or your switch clicks off with a “bang” or a “flash,” don’t touch it anymore! This is an indicator of a “hard fault” which could cause the breaker or the appliance to explode if you keep trying to close the breaker. Call us immediately for a FREE safety inspection in your Alfords Point home on 0423 562 257.
The switchboard controls how all of the electricity is routed throughout your home, ensuring power can reach all areas of your home. However, the switchboards of the past weren’t designed to accommodate the higher electricity needs of modern appliances, as the technology didn’t exist at the time. If you have old & obsolete ceramic fuses, your switchboard may need to be upgraded to a newer model to give your appliances and other electronics the stable current they need to operate optimally. We will convert your ceramic fuses, or out dated circuit breakers to individual RCD/RCBO safety switches. Switchboards with ceramic fuses present a fire hazard with modern day electrical demands, and as such should be replaced. Ceramic fuses could put you and your family at risk of electric shock and be a fire hazard to your home. True Local Electricians are Switchboard Specialists in the Sutherland Shire and can update your electrical panel to new circuit breaker/safety switch RCD’s. If you have Porcelain Fuse’s in your switchboard you should upgraded as soon as possible
Other reasons to request a Free Switchboard safety inspection from us if you have:
- Hard-wired circuit breaker switchboard.
- A renovation is approaching, and you need to relocate your electrical switchboard
- Having air-conditioning installed
- Smell a smoky odor, a power outage, or the lights flickering.
- Your home has recently been revamped, and your electrical load may have increased.
- A pool pump was added
If you would like to schedule a FREE safety inspection of your switchboard, phone us on 0423 562 257
Ceramic Fuses & Old Wiring need to be replaced immediately. Hazards to look out for are signs of black smoldering or any melting around the ceramic fuse and cabling entering the fuse holder. If black smolder marks are present in any of your home wiring then you should consider having your switchboard upgraded immediately to safety switches which will provide you with protection. With modern appliances requiring more power draw wattage, your old switchboard was never equipped to deal with the new power consumption demands and over time new appliances will trip, overload and possibly short circuit resulting in damaged cabling which will add to your repair costs. Do your Lights Flicker or have you noticed the lighting socket is Black/Brown when you remove the old incandescent globe? You may have fluctuation in voltage issues which you need to have inspected. Over time your voltage is increased by your supply authority making it much harder for your old switchboard to handle the changes. Adding safety switches will prevent this problem and make you and your home safer and AS3000 compliant.
RCD/RCBO – Residual Current Device/Residual Current Device Overload
An RCD has one function where by it protects and detect the circuit of any earth leakage currents in your homes electricity circuits. In other words, an RCD is protecting you against a fatal electric shock when coming into contact with exposed electric wires or copper piping. On the other hand, an RCBO provides two functions – it will protect you against earth leakage currents but will also protect the circuit in the event of an overload fault on your switchboard. An overload fault has the potential to occur when you have to too many appliances or devices running on the one safety switch which is protecting your appliances from burn out and catching fire. RCD’s & RCBO’s are usually rated from 6 to 40 amps. Typical amp requirements to expect on common circuits: 6 to 10 amps for lighting, 16 to 20 amps for power sockets, 20 to 25 amps for ovens, 32 to 40 amps for cook-top/stove. All new switchboard installations in the Sutherland Shire since 2019 must be build according to the Australian standards. This Act states that all newly installed switchboard upgrades must have RCD’s & RCBOs installed on all individual circuits.
You can read more about our Alford Point Switchboard Services by Clicking Here
Electrical Services in Alfords Point
LED Lighting – Houses & Shops
If you are looking to have new LED lights installed or upgrade your existing lighting in your Alfords Point home, we offer comprehensive home lighting services including Downlights, Batten Lights, Pendant Lights & Oyster Lights. LED Lights are the latest in lighting technology boosting longevity, improved brightness and can use around 85% less electricity than standard light bulbs and last up to fifty times longer. We have years of experience & can help with expert advice on switching to LED lighting throughout your home to start saving on power today.
True Local Electricians Alfords Point specialise in all LED lighting including:
- Residential LED Lighting Upgrades, including Downlights, Pendants, Battens, Oyster, Chandeliers
- Commercial Shop LED Lighting Upgrades, including High Bay Lights
- Office Lighting – Troffer Lighting
- Feature lighting to enhance your indoor space – Kitchen, Bathroom or Leisure Rooms
- LED Strip Lighting
- Outdoor Security Lighting, Including Sensors
- Flood Lights & Spot Lights
- Energy-efficient Lighting options to Save on Your Bills
- Commercial Lighting Electrical Installation
- Warehouse Lighting Installation
- Factory LED Lighting
- Dimable Lighting and IXL Heat Lighting
- Led Down lights
- Track Lighting
LED down lights are a small recessed energy efficient ceiling light that direct light down in the form of a narrow beam. LED downlights contain a microchip to emit light, and a transformer that steps down voltage from 240v to 24 or 12v. The Downlight is then connected to a 10amp plug-top to insert into a plug-base. LED downlights can be used in a range of places in your Sutherland Shire home to light up spaces in bedrooms, bathrooms, provide brighter lighting in the kitchen where you prepare meals, under cabinetry to light up a bench-top and in the ceiling in any room. We use SAL (Sunny Lighting Australia) LED Down lights – SAL are a well known and trusted Australian brand & are renowned for making high quality brand name Down lights. SAL Down lights are Tricolour, meaning you have the choice of selecting the colour temperature via a switch and includes a 3000k warm white, 4000k day light or 5000k cool white setting, so that they are sure to match any household. SAL warrant their down lights for 5 years in a Residential capacity and to date we have not experienced a single failure, in comparison to the cheaper overseas variants. You can read more on their products by Clicking Here.
As a partner of Beacon Lighting, we can either supply a product from their range which you select, or install an item purchased in store. Beacon Lighting’s range can be viewed by Clicking Here
You can read more about our Lighting Services by Clicking Here:
House Wiring & Re-Wiring
Power Points & Switches
- Repair of Existing Power Points and Light Switches
- Installation of 15 amp, 20 amp & 32 amp Power Points for businesses
- Upgrading Existing Single to Double Power Point GPO’s
- Replacement of old yellow stained Switches & Power Points
- Installing Additional Power Points
- Upgrading of Existing Power Points
- Testing Power Points for Safety – FREE Safety Inspections
- Testing & Tagging
- Installation of Power Points with Usb Ports for Charging
- Slimline Power Point
- Child Security Power Points
- Skirting Duct Power Points Mounted
- Industrial Water and Chemical Power Points
- Outdoor Weatherproof Power Points
- Home Entertainment Power Points Combination
- Power Points for Air Conditioning
- Power Points to Wet Area
- Light Switch to Dimmer Installation
Ceiling fans are a must for any home because they are a great way to save on cooling costs during the summer. There may be no more energy-efficient way to feel cooler than with a ceiling fan, they are far cheaper to buy and install than air conditioning, once installed, a ceiling fan consumes about as much power as a 60 watt light bulb.
Ceiling fans are a great way of cooling down in the summer months. Installing a modern, efficient ceiling fan reduces reliance on your costly air conditioner which will lead to savings on your energy bill. Fans can be stylish, providing added decor to your ceiling centrepiece, come in different sizes to suit your living space while offering relief from the heat. Not only will ceiling fans cool you down but in winter they can circulate the air by helping to push warm air downwards in living areas to keep them rooms warm. Ceiling fans are energy efficient and the average ceiling fan installation costs 3 cents per hour to run, the equivalent of running a 60 Watt globe for an hour. So installing a ceiling fan will have minimal toll on your energy bill, also reducing your effect on the environment. Did you know – Fans have a Summer & Winter Mode? In Summer, a ceiling fan pushes cool air down, evaporation perspiration and creating the wind chill effect on your skin, making a room feel up to 8 degrees cooler.In Winter when we heat a room the hot air will naturally rise to the top half of the room making the top hotter than the lower half of the room. By using your ceiling fan in Winter Mode, This reverses the direction of the fan, blowing towards ceiling, circulating warm air at the top of the room throughout the room without creating a draught on the occupants. By Utilising the warm air will reduce your heating bills. We install an trust a range of ceiling fan brands including Lucci (Beacon Lighting), Martec & Mercator. As a proud partner of Beacon Lighting, we can either supply a Ceiling Fan from their range which you select, or install an item purchased in store. Beacon Lighting’s range of Fan’s can be viewed by Clicking Here
You can read more about our Alfords Point Ceiling Fan Service by Clicking Here
Electric Car Chargers
Oven & Stove Installation
Exhaust Fans & IXL Heat Lamps
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