That is right people the summer feeling is well and truly upon us! Last week the mercury reached a whopping 34 degrees on the Sunshine Coast. This article is designed to help you choose which air conditioner you might need to cool things down this season. Purchasing an air conditioner There is a number of considerations to bear in mind when choosing an air conditioner. Do you live in rented accommodation? If so you may need to get approval first. Alternatively such items as portable devices may suit. Consider the size of the space you wish to be cooled or heated. Mis-sizing units may result in unsatisfactory results and high electricity bills. Would you like heating in winter? If so a reverse cycle air conditioner should be considered. Match the air conditioner to your room size Finding the right sized air conditioner for your room can depend on a number of factors such as the size of the room, size of windows, insulation and which way the room faces. You can use this table as a guide only. Please speak to a specialist before purchasing. Room Size 3m x 3m = 9m2 = 2.5kW 5m x 5m = 25m2 = 3.5kW 6.3m x 6.3m = 40m2 = 5.0kW 6.7m x 6.7m = 45m2 = 6.0kW 7.1m x 7.1m = 50m2 = 7.1kW 7.7m x 7.7m = 55m2 = 8.0kW Which brand... read more
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... read more
Do you need an electrician? Follow these 3 easy steps to ensure this one is right for you! 1. Does the electrician have the right skill level for the job? This is the most overlooked criteria when selecting the right electrician. Sure they might have a licence but how much experience do they have in this particular task. A good tip to ensure you have the most experienced electrician would be to: – log onto there website (if they have one) and look at there scope of works they deal with. If they don’t specify don’t be afraid to call up directly and ask. 2. Checking credentials In Australia every electrician needs to be licensed to perform any electrical works. This can be searched online with a quick contractors check. Keep in mind that it is also illegal for you to hire an unlicensed electrician. 3. Pricing Most expensive doesn’t always mean the best job! However, you should be wary of a price that appears to low. It can often mean that the contractor is cutting some corners in order to win the job. Its a good idea to get a couple of quotes and make a decision on the criteria mentioned above. If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to contact us and we will be happy to... read more
Testing & Maintaining your smoke alarms We can all feel the temperature dropping on the Sunshine Coast as we enter into the cooler winter months. Its time to bring out those winter woolies and for alot of people a nice and toastie space heater. Saying that this is the most important time of the year to make sure your smoke alarms are tested and are in good working order. Smoke alarms save lives! In Queensland about three quarters of all home fire deaths happen in houses without smoke alarms. Nearly half of all fire deaths happen when people are sleeping. At present the best smoke alarms are the photo electric type where they actually can ‘see’ the smoke by detecting the visible combustion particles in the air. These are also less likely to set off false alarms when cooking etc. Once installed in the correct location the testing part is easy. The battery is to be checked at least once a month by holding in the test button until it sounds. Sometimes a constant beeping sound is heard from time to time this usually means your battery is getting low and needs to be replaced. Here are a few more tips Always keep your smoke alarm clean from dust and other particles. Never paint over your smoke alarm. Always replace your smoke alarm battery once a year. Never remove your smoke alarms batteries. Always replace your smoke alarm when they reach the manufacturers expiry date. If you have any doubt that your smoke alarms are not functioning properly don’t hesitate to contact... read more
LED, the future of lighting LED lighting is quickly taking over homes and businesses everywhere not only because of the clear bright light they output but also the energy efficiency of them. How efficient are they you may ask? On an average LED bulbs use 20% – 30% of the energy and last 8 – 20 times longer then your traditional incandescent and halogen bulbs. Traditional incandescent bulbs use a lot of energy to produce light and are no longer manufactured, although if you look hard enough you will probably still find them in some shops. 90% of the energy given off in these bulbs is heat meaning that loss of energy is literally money you are throwing away. Lighting generally accounts for about 10% of your electricity bill in your household and that percentage can be a lot higher for some businesses so you can see why everyone is choosing the LED option. If you would like to learn more or receive an obligation free quote to replace your light fitting or bulbs contact us... read more
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... read more
Act Right quoted on installation of a small split system air conditioner in an awkward location in our premises. They were helpful in explaining to a layman's understanding the merits of the product they would use and were extremely competitive in their pricing.They cooperated with our special needs of timing and offered sound advice on location of the units.They worked quietly and cleanly with a friendly, straightforward approach that I could recommend to any potential customer.We would use them again
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We are very pleased with the recent work conducted by Act Right Electrical. We would certainly recommend them to anyone. The workmanship was outstanding and their service was prompt and efficient. An honest and reliable company with high quality work standards!read more
We have had Act Right Electrical come back to do more work for us at our house in Coolum Beach in the last month (April 2017) and they are still great!! As usual, they arrived on time, efficiently carried out the work, and the price was reasonable. They are very pleasant to deal with and my husband and I would definitely recommend them to anyone requiring electrical work. Edited 08/05/2017.These guys are very reliable and efficient. Communication from them regarding appointment times etc was great, and very much appreciated. If you need an electrician on the Sunshine Coast, we would certainly highly recommend this company. We would hire them again any time!read more
We have been nothing but happy with the service we have received from Act Right Electrical. We have used them three times this past year and each time they are on time, efficient and well priced. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and we will continue to use them for the many renovation jobs we have to do. Love your work!read more
The team at Act Right electrical did an amazing job of completing all the electrical work on our new home. They went above and beyond and were always professional and on time. We would highly recommend them to anyone wanting electrical work done and we were very impressed with the high quality of workmanship and attention to detail throughout our home. They did a fabulous job 👍🏽read more
Reliable and very professional. Would 100% recommend.
Have had multiple jobs done by Chris and Dan and have been impressed each time. Always arrive on time and act professionally and will honestly save you money where they can.
Will use again.
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Another great experience with Dan and Chris of Act Right Electrical. This is the second split system they've installed for us and once again we were delighted with both the work and the competitive pricing. Great service, lovely people, highly recommended.read more
Very happy with the service from Dan and his team to install our air con. They were clean, tidy and efficient. He even collected our (separately purchased) air con units from the warehouse for us.read more