If you want to do a bit of DIY in the home or see what may be wrong with your wires then you will definitely need to know what the different coloured wires generally mean. Although, we do highly recommend to leave these jobs to the professionals for safety reasons it is helpful to know the differences.
If your a DIY person or just want to be a bit more up with the lingo when your local sparky drops by you might want to know some of the basic electrical terms and concepts that they may use. Below are some of the key terms that you may want or need to know next time you have an electrical issue.
It’s generally an easy fix when your circuit breaker trips, but what’s also important to know is why it trips so that you can prevent it happening in the future.
Office work can be visually demanding, particularly when it involves staring at a computer screen for an extended period of time. Lighting is one of the most important features of an office as it can have a major impact on productivity and levels of absenteeism.
Having women in trades has always been an unusual thing to see here in WA. This is very unfortunate as the need for STEM jobs (Science Technology, Engineering & Maths) are increasing. Currently “between 2006 and 2011, it was estimated that jobs requiring STEM skills grew at about 1.5 times the rate of other jobs – by 14 percent compared to nine percent – and that demand for STEM skills is anticipated to continue” (DLGC 2015)
When you think about emergency power options for your home or business, a backup generator probably comes to mind. This provides electricity independently from the grid when the power goes out.
All wired-in generators require a transfer switch to begin delivering electricity to your lights, appliances and electronics.
Your business’ lighting is critical to its success, and with commercial lighting rapidly changing, you could be light years behind the times. Don’t let your business be left in the dark. Take advantage of the perks of modern lighting!
All over the world, we have seen a growing concern in the changing climate. A very large part of the world’s emissions actually come from individual homes and actively reducing your amount of emissions can help us beat climate change!
In your home, it’s increasingly important to understand things like meter boxes, circuits and fuses, especially if for some reason your power or appliances cuts out. In Australia, the standard voltage of electricity entering a home is 230 volts. The electricity poles that you usually see on the street carry electricity into each home to a service point. A service point is where the power flows through to connect to your meter box.
A big frustration for any homeowner or renter is when your power bill comes and it’s huge and you have no idea why. What you might not realise however is that your home appliances are probably the culprit. Some appliances more than others are the guilty party and even when you think they are turned off they may be actually sucking up your power.