Job Opportunity – Qualified Electrician

Job Opportunity – Qualified Electrician

Due to current demands we are seeking a qualified electrician to join our team. The current position on offer is casual with the opportunity for a full time position after probation. Requirements: QLD electrical workers licence QLD drivers licence Blue or white card Hand tools Own reliable transport Experience in new house wiring and air conditioning installations would be desirable. Successful applicant will need to have the ability to work by themselves or in a small team including supervising apprentices. No phone calls please, email resumes through to...
Winter is over!

Winter is over!

As winter has now come to an end and things on the Sunshine Coast are starting to heat up, now is the time to book in for your air conditioning installation before the summer rush! Weather it is a simple reverse cycle split system air conditioner for your bedroom or a fully ducted air conditioning system for your house, here at Act Right Electrical on the Sunshine Coast we can supply and install quality brands while promising quality workmanship. Energex is still offering cashback’s of up to $400 for new installations, if you’d like to find out more about the Energex Peaksmart Cashback Incentive give us a call or click here. CALL...
How to prevent your house from Electrical Fires

How to prevent your house from Electrical Fires

Electrical fires are caused mainly by either faulty house wiring or appliance failure. However, many do occur due to mistakes that homeowners make like overloading electrical outlets or extension cords. In order to prevent injury to yourself or to a loved one. Here are the 5 most common causes of electrical fires: Most electrical fires are caused by faulty electrical outlets along with old, outdated appliances. Other fires are started by faults in appliance cords, power points and switches. Never use an appliance with a worn or frayed cord! Running cords under rugs or mats is another cause of electrical fires. Removing the earth prong from a cord so it can be used in a 2 prong outlet can also cause a fire. Each appliance is rated at a specific amperage and earth are needed. Light fittings, lamps and light bulbs are a cause of electrical fires. Always check the maximum wattage of the fitting when replacing a bulb. Never place any materials directly on top or over a lampshade. The material heats up and can ignite, causing a fire. Misuse of extension leads can also lead to an electrical fire. Never leave an appliance plugged into an extension lead for a long period of time. Always try and plug your appliance directly into sockets. If need be hire an electrician to install more sockets. Space heaters are the most often cause of electrical fires. This is due to them being placed too close to combustible items such as curtains, beds, chairs etc. Always keep plenty of distance from your heater to any items. Outdated wiring is also a...
Solar, how to keep your 44c Tariff rebate

Solar, how to keep your 44c Tariff rebate

If you are one of the lucky ones who applied for the Queensland Solar Bonus Scheme before 10 July 2012 you will currently be receiving 44c for every kW your system produces and you will keep receiving that right up until 1 July 2028 (yes that’s right there is an expiry) Unfortunately with the guidelines not being clearly explained people have lost this this tariff and ended up on the not so great 8c per kW rebate. Just to make it clear when we throw figures like 44c and 8c around that is what Energex is paying the electricity providers. Different electricity providers will pay you different amounts, for example if you have signed up to a new electricity provider recently you may be getting as little as 6c per kW. Having a rebate of 6c per kW is not ideal at all. In fact it is barely worth having solar installed in the first place. So if you are currently receiving the 44c rebate here are a few tips on how to NOT lose that tariff. Sell or Rent – if you sell or rent your house the new electricity account holder will have to sign up to a new electricity account and they will not receive the 44c tariff. Move House – If you move house you are not allowed to take your solar system with you which means if you move to a new property with solar or decide to have solar installed on your new property you will not receive the 44c tariff. Disconnection – if for example you forget to pay your bill or...
Energy Efficient Appliances

Energy Efficient Appliances

By purchasing energy efficient appliances households and business can save on their bills, consume less energy and help reduce emissions. But just how much can you save and how exactly do they work. Here’s everything you need to know. Quite simply put the more stars the more you save, use the energy rating label to choose a more efficient appliance. Try not to over-purchase, bigger isn’t always better. Choose the right sized model for your personal needs. Now for how much choosing to by an energy efficient appliance can save you. In the instance of a Television – every additional star is 20% more efficient than the previous. If you want to know how much each appliance is going to cost for you to run per year simply multiply the kWh number on the E3 sticker by your electricity tariff (cents per kWh). Here are the average Australian electricity tariffs for 2015. However, your tariff can vary depending on where you live and what deal you are on so you can check your electricity bill to find out your exact tariff. QLD – 28.48 NSW – 28.66 ACT – 22.1 VIC – 30.10 SA – 31.71 WA – 26.13 NT – 27.23 TAS – 28.66 Example – For a television running in...