Why Do Your Bulbs Keep Blowing?

Lots of people have a recurrent problem with their lightbulbs blowing out. They may find that it happens sooner or more frequently than it should and it almost always happens at the most inconvenient time – it’s the law… Here’s some things to consider if you’re – ahem – in the darkas to why your…

Electrifying Your Shed

We love our sheds here in Oz; whether it’s a man-sized man-cave, a play-room or a more bijou affair where you store garden tools and hide away with a book occasionally, you might dream of electrifying it. It’s not as simple as running a few extension cables into it, though; it’s actually a longer project…

Electrical Safety for Seniors

These days, seniors are staying in their own homes for longer, rather than going into homes. If you have a loved one who wants to retain their independence for longer, then you can help them by making sure their electrics are safe and by installing special equipment if necessary. Start with a switchboard check Everything…

Why You Should Install a Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans seem to many of us like an old-fashioned method of cooling a room down; we often disregard them, thinking that they’ve been superseded by air-conditioning units, which really get the job done. However, there’s still a lot of love out there for the ceiling fan and you need to get onboard that particular…

Is Your Pool Safely Grounded?

If you’re about to install an inground or above-ground pool on your property, then grounding and bonding must be done properly. You may already have a swimming pool, but you still need to check, because there’s still the potential for shocks and electrocution if anything’s been done improperly. There’s a worrying number of improperly-grounded pools…

Migrating to the NBN

The first thing you need to know about migrating to the National Broadband Network is that it’s not automatic. Once it’s in town you have 18 months to make the move – usually to your preferred provider – and if you haven’t taken the necessary steps after 18 months you’ll be disconnected. Choosing your supplier…

adjusting the thermostat

Cutting Electricity Costs in Winter

Winter can be an expensive time, especially in the colder areas of Australia, but this doesn’t mean that you have to spend a fortune to stay warm. Many of us will get bigger bills, but we can all do something to reduce the escalation, even if we’re plugging in the electric blankets and turning up…

baby taking a shower

Is It Safe to Shower in a Storm?

Queensland was battered by severe thunderstorms back in February this year, but one young Brisbane resident found it a particularly shocking experience because one of the 265,000-plus lightning strikes got him – while he took a shower. Thankfully, the lad survivedand was later released from hospital, albeit with a rather sore leg. This incident has…