Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Why Hire a Licensed Contractor?

Peace of mind! Electricity can cause serious injury or even kill. It is illegal and unsafe to do any electrical work yourself. Plus, our tradesmen are fully trained in all aspects of safety and compliance.

Are You Qualified and Licensed?

Yes. Our tradesmen are qualified and licensed. Give us a call and ask about our services.

I Have New LED Lights. Can You Install Them?

Yes. We can connect and install LED lights. We can also supply LED Lights if you want. Ask us for great prices.

My Hot Water Isn’t Working. Can You Fix Hot Water Systems?

Yes. We fix, install and maintain solar, gas and electric hot water systems.

Can I do Electrical Installations, Repairs and Maintenance Myself?

No, you cannot.
In Queensland, it is unlawful for anyone but a qualified electrician to do any domestic wiring or house rewiring. Even if the job has been done to standard, it will not reach the certification, which is bad news, particularly if you want to sell the home. It makes common sense for safety to hire a qualified electrician to perform installations and repairs on all your household wiring. You also risk your individual safety and the safety of your family and friends. You can read about electrical safety laws here: QLD Electricial Safety

Does an Electrical Safety Switch Save Lives?

On a typical power circuit, the current moving to an appliance rotates through the neutral wire. If the circuit is jeopardised, the electricity can leak to earth by a person in contact with the appliance, inducing death or severe injury.
A safety switch identifies the loss of power from the circuit. It cuts the supply of electricity in as few as 30 milliseconds – 0.003 seconds. Importantly, this response rate is quicker than the critical part of a heartbeat and significantly decreases the risk of death or severe injury.

What factors Do I Need to Look At With Ceiling Fan Installations

A few constituents to consider when picking a ceiling fan are:

  • Where it is to be installed
  • Is there a need for a fan that includes a light
  • The size of the room
  • The location of your house
  • The room decor
  • Is a remote control fan needed?
  • Blade performance needed

What Is An RCD?

An RCD is a residual-current device, also identified as a safety switch. The device is intended to monitor the electrical current and disconnect the power when a leakage is detected from a fault in wiring, an appliance or switch.

What Is Home Automation?

Clever home automation enables your family to experience greater convenience and security in your home by better design, programming and combining your electrical equipment. We help you build your dream home by making it more straightforward to choose and realise the home automation that best serves you and your family.

Home automation benefits comprise ‘future proofing’, convenience, aesthetics or more economical energy savings.

The range of home automation can vary from structured wiring for telephone, internet, LAN and video and video-intercom through home theatre and multi-room audio, security and keyless entry, automated lighting control, motorised roller shutters, to automated control of electric motorised blinds, watering, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, exhaust fans, and other property appliances.

What Is Smart Wiring?

Smart wiring is an industry wiring standard that, once installed, enables you to access multiple telephones, fax, Internet, PAY-TV choices, as well as security, audio, home automation, lighting, and garden irrigation features.

What Is tariff 31?

Tariff 31 is identified as the Super Economy Plan and is the cheapest off-peak tariff possible for water heating. This tariff is approximately 59% cheaper than your standard domestic tariff.

Nevertheless, tariff 31 is only possible at low electricity-demand periods, such as at night when generators would unless be idle.

Electricity supply is made possible for a minimum of eight hours per day at periods set by the network owner (Ergon or Energex, depending on where you reside) at their preference.

In most circumstances, Tariff 31 will be possible between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am. On certain days electricity supply may not be switched off.
Tariff 31 is best fitted to water heaters and can be an excellent way to decrease your power bill.

What Is tariff 33?

Tariff 33 is identified as the economy tariff and is best fitted to water heaters and pool pumps. Tariff 33 is up to 40% less costly than the usual domestic tariff.

According to Energex, an electricity network provider in South-East Queensland, Tariff 33 is possible for a minimum of 18 hours per day.
The periods of supply for Tariff 33 are entirely up to the network providers (Energex or Ergon). Still, it is most probable that Tariff 33 will be turned off in the peak hours of:

  • 6-9 am in the morning.
  • 4-9 pm at night.

As you can see, there is loads of time to run your pool pump and hot water system outside of those hours.

It is essential to remember that the times of supply are at the network provider’s preference. On certain days electricity supply may not be switched off at all.

What Is Test and Tag?

Test and Tag is a method where our electricians will test all the electrical equipment in a workplace for faults and defects, guaranteeing it is safe to be utilised by employees. The electrician will then append a tag to the piece of equipment declaring the date it was tested and when the following test is due.

When Should I have An Electrical Safety Check?

OnElectricial Contractors advise that you should have an electrical inspection conducted if:

  • The property is more than 25 years old
  • You are purchasing a property that has been occupied
  • If you are concerned about how any of the equipment may have been installed
  • If it is more than 5 years since one has been done

Why Is Copper Wiring Better Than Wireless Systems and Optic Fibre?

The copper wiring system satisfies all the Australian Standards and works for all operations. It can be fixed cheaper, is more durable and dependable than any other system and can transfer large amounts of data.

Why Should I Use a Licensed Electrician In North Brisbane?

A Master Electrician is qualified to give professional, safe, reliable service at the highest possible standard. Master Electricians must carry out continuous training to guarantee they remain at the forefront of their profession.

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