Electrical Safety

5 Ways to Prevent Electrical Hazards

5 Ways to Prevent Electrical Hazards at Home Electricity in the home has become so much a part of our everyday lives that we often forget how much of a danger it can cause. As such, it’s time to refresh your memory on how to prevent electrical hazards at home and tidy…
Sarah Loudon
October 22, 2021
Electrical Advice

Common Household Electrical Issues

5 Most Common Household Electrical Issues Electricity is something we often take for granted. It keeps us cool or warm, it illuminates our home and it provides us with a way to power our entertainment. However, it also has the potential to cause faults and destruction. For those unfamiliar with the technicalities…
Sarah Loudon
September 23, 2021
Electrical Advice

Prevent Circuit Overloads

5 Tips to Prevent Circuit Overload at Home You may not put too much thought into plugging in any new device or appliance, but the pressure on your circuit can take a toll on your electrical systems. The consequences of overloading a circuit can end up costing you a pretty penny, so…
Sarah Loudon
September 4, 2021
Electrical Advice

10 Energy Saving Tips

10 Energy Saving Tips & Tricks from your Local Electrician  Do you know which appliances contribute the most to your electrical bill? In Australia, the top three electrical expenses have occurred through heating and cooling, audio and visual, and hot water. So, how can we reduce the cost of our bill when…
Sarah Loudon
August 25, 2021
Electrical Safety

Risks of DIY Electrical Work

Risks of DIY Electrical Work We all know someone, or maybe you are that someone, that enjoys doing your own work around the house to improve the value of your property and with DIY home projects booming, no doubt in part to the number of home improvement television shows, more than 50%…
Sarah Loudon
July 19, 2021
smoke alarms

Smoke Alarm Legislation Changes for 2022 

Smoke Alarm Legislation Changes for 2022  Legislation for residential properties in Queensland is set to change from 2022 with an aim to make the state’s households the safest in Australia in relation to fire safety. As qualified electricians with over 20 years’ experience, our team at North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical can…
Sarah Loudon
June 2, 2021
Electrical Advice

Stay Warm and Save Energy This Winter 2021

5 Tips to Stay Warm While Saving Energy A lot of Queensland residents stress about the increase in their electricity bill during the summer because of running the air conditioner and for good reason - up to 40% of an electricity bill for the average Australian home is for heating and cooling.…
Sarah Loudon
May 27, 2021
Electrical Advice

Stay Warm and Save Energy This Winter

10 ways to stay warm and save energy this winter   As winter is closing in around us and the mornings are much chillier what does that mean for our electricity bills? We all love to wake up to a warm house in the mornings but the angst of what that can…
NLSEadmin
August 27, 2020
Electrical Advice

Ways To Save Energy

Use an energy-saving power board Heat yourself before heating the space around you. Try dressing in warm clothing before turning on your heater. Heat and cool your space at the right temperature. Set your heater to 18-20 degrees. Each degree over 20 uses around 10% more energy Check you are on the…
NLSEadmin
June 9, 2020