Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to our frequently asked questions. Alternatively you can contact us direct and talk with a friendly representative.
Q: Do you offer free quotes?
Absolutely! Just contact us with your job details and we will either quote you over the phone or come and see you.
Q: What areas do you service?
For a full list of service areas click here!
Q: How do I choose the best electrician?
By carrying out research, which consists of getting references from previous customers. There are many places to read reviews including Google, Facebook and Yellow Pages. You should also develop a project scope to help you understand the kind of task you are dealing with. Also, remember to inquire about the costs and completion timeline.
Q: Are you insured?
Yes, all contractors are insured with any or all of the following. The main one is General Liability Insurance (GL), the other two are Business Insurance and Public Liability Insurance.
Q: Can you install a new switchboard?
Yes, we install more powerful and reliable switchboards at homes, industrial buildings and commercial buildings.
Q: Can I Install new LED lights Myself?
No. Although the laws vary slightly between states in Australia, Hobart does not allow inexperienced and unlicensed personnel to install LED lights on their own. Consider a qualified tradesman to help you install new LED lights.
Q: Downlights and house fires?
There have been many reports of house fires as a result of down lights. Is there a product that can reduce the danger of a house fire caused by down lighting? Yes, LED technology is now becoming a more affordable option for households. There are many advantages of LED lighting, the main one being that they do not get hot, therefore dramatically reducing the chance of a lighting fire. They can also help to reduce your electricity bill by up to 85% and they have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours.
Q: What is an RCD and How Does it work?
An RCD is a safety device that monitors electrical current flowing within a circuit from the meter box or distribution board. It works on the principle that the electricity current flowing in must be equal to the current flowing out of the circuit.
If the RCD detects an imbalance in the electrical current, indicating a leakage to earth, e.g. current flows through someone’s body to earth, the RCD immediately cuts the electricity supply to prevent electrocution.
RCDs are extremely sensitive, disconnecting within 10 to 50 milliseconds of detecting a leakage current. This is usually set at 30 milliamps for homes but may be less in other situations, such as hospitals.
Q: Is an RCD the same as a circuit breaker?
No. Many homes already have circuit breakers installed. However, circuit breakers only protect against overloading and short circuits. They do not prevent electric shocks. Circuit breakers are designed to protect the wiring within an installation, an RCD protects us from an electric shock.