Basic testing of your safety switch

It’s also important to test your safety switch every three months to ensure that it continues to function properly and protect you from electric shocks. This short film takes you through the steps to test your safety switch.

The risk is real. One safety switch may not be enough.

Regardless of whether you own or rent, you should consider having safety switches installed on all circuits. Safety switches protect you, your family and anyone visiting the property from electric shock. The risk is real. One safety switch may not be enough.

WARNING – SAFETY MESSAGE – Damaged wiring caused by rodents or possums

WARNING – SAFETY MESSAGE – Damaged wiring caused by rodents or possums

All too often we come across this type of cable damage. It is so common, especially in some of Brisbane’s leafy or bush setting suburbs, like Greenbank, Camira, Kenmore and Burbank and Mount Cotton.

Electrical Embassy advises all of their clients and the general public to keep a close eye on rodent/possum activity around their home, shed or workplace.

We advise that you take appropriate action to evaluate if your home or workplace has any damage to the wiring. We also advise that ALL circuits have safety switches fitted to reduce the chances of these type of faults becoming a fire!

Faults like these are often intermittent, they can lead to frustrating and inconvenient safety switches tripping over a long period of time. But a safety switch tripping is better than a fire.

We advise the installation of separate safety switches to minimise power disruption when these type of faults occur.

If you require an electrical specialist for advice, to check or assist in any way, contact the team at Electrical Embassy.

Is your air conditioning ready for summer?

Don’t wait until summer to find out! By then it is peak season for air conditioner installers/repairer’s and the good ones, like Electrical Embassy are booked out for months.

But with a small amount of maintenance in spring, you can be summer ready and make big savings on your air conditioner running costs.

OK, air conditioner operation 101. Air conditioners rely on efficient air flow to pass through the system to cool the passing air. This, in turn, cools the room. Once the room reaches the set temperature the air conditioner cycles on & off to maintain the temperature.

The more the air conditioner can cycle off the less electricity it will use and therefore save you money.

If the air conditioner is not clean this simple cycle is effected as the air does not efficiently pass through the cooling fins of the air conditioner. Regular dust build up can reduce airflow by up to 1% per week. This costs you more money in higher electricity usage, plus shortens the life of the air conditioner system as it is overworked.

Additionally, a dirty split system air conditioner will circulate contaminated, unhealthy, dirty air.

     

    

The other tips and tricks for best air conditioner performance are:

  • Purchase an energy efficient air conditioner. If your air conditioner system is old (7+ years), you will benefit from the newer, more energy efficient systems available now. It’s important to purchase the most energy efficient option you can when buying an air-conditioner at home. Electrical Embassy offer the most energy efficient systems on the market.
  • Setting your air conditioners temperature. Every degree of extra cooling may increase your energy consumption by approximately 5-10%. Think about the potential for savings when you set your air-conditioner at a temperature that keeps you comfortable but doesn’t use unnecessary electricity. Set your air-conditioner to an energy-efficient 24°C in summer and 18°C in winter. Seal gaps and close doors, windows and curtains to cool or heat rooms quicker and keep them at a comfortable temperature for longer.

 

Electrical Embassy master technicians can clean and service your split system air conditioner and get you summer ready.

We can also supply and install Fujitsu & Kelvinator systems at prices much cheaper than the big retailers!

Call or email Electricity Embassy today!

 

Electrical Embassy

“Your local authority in electrical and air conditioning services” 

 

 

WARNING – SAFETY RECALL – Bellini Pressure Cooker

WARNING – SAFETY RECALL – Bellini Pressure Cooker

Electrical Embassy advises all of their clients and the general public of this safety recall.

We advise that you take appropriate action to evaluate your home or workplace for this item.

If you are a building owner, occupant, property manager, team manager or employer, it is advisable to confirm if you have this recalled item.

If you require an electrical specialist for advice, to check or assist in any way, contact the team at Electrical Embassy.

https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/target-australia-pty-ltd-bellini-pressure-cooker

Electrical Project Update – Chandelier Restoration

We recently completed a chandelier restoration project for one of our St. Lucia clients.

The light fittings were well over 100 years old and in need of repair. Worth more than the average car for each light fitting it goes without saying that planning, extreme care and attention to detail were required for a successful outcome.

The team of master technicians at Electrical Embassy delivered again!

 

Is your split system air conditioner clean? Can you get sick from air conditioning?

At the peak of summer, when just walking to and from the corner store necessitates a shower and a change of clothes, air-conditioning can seem almost too good to be true. It is one of the few staples of modernity without severe and readily apparent downsides: All it does, or all it seems to do, is make things cooler, while generating a soft, lulling noise redolent of childhood afternoons spent indoors watching cartoons.

What’s the catch? How exactly are these things able to make us sick, like every other good thing in the world?

A number of biologists and occupational and health scientists have confirmed that air-cons can make you sick if mould and bacteria are allowed to build up in the system.  The solution is to regularly have your split system air conditioners cleaned.

The Electrical Embassy team are experts at split system air conditioner cleaning and maintenance, keeping your family and friends safe.