Top Electrical Safety Tips for Winter in Australia
Electrical services are essential and all homeowners in Australia know this. The biggest issue is that some people overlook safety tips until it’s too late, or when the cold strikes. With winter slowly approaching, there’s no better time to prepare your home for the coming cold months and ensure that all your electrical appliances which add that extra heat, as well as your home which suffers from higher electrical usage during winter as good to go and are set to keep you warm throughout the new colder season.
These are the top electrical safety tips you should adhere to.
Own A Space Heater? Use It Safely And Sparingly
All your heaters need to be at a safe distance from furniture, draping curtains, clothes, and bedding. One of the most important things to do, especially if you have little ones in the house, is to never leave heaters unattended when turned on. Also, by all means, avoid using any extension cords.
Take Care Of Electric Blankets
Many electrical service providers often warn electric blanket owners to never sleep with them while they sleep. One other thing, make sure you get rid of them as soon as they become worn or damaged.
Get Your Smoke Detectors And Alarms Serviced
Winter is known as fire season, so having your first line of defence in place can save lives! Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the leading causes of death during winter because this is a period we all use more fuel such as gas, wood and coal – and of course electricity. Contact your local electrician for smoke detector services in Australia and ensure your detectors are working properly.
Ever Thought Of Getting A Generator Or Having Yours Repaired?
Electrical services in Australia also include the generator for your home or business premises. And because of storms, being without power is a possibility and can be avoided. Make sure that you get yourself a portable generator installed so that you have continuous power. If you already have one, make sure that it gets inspected by a reputable electrical services professional. If it needs repairs, make sure they are carried out prior to winters first break.
Avoid Overloading Circuits
Stick to the recommended wattage for all your light fixtures this winter. Never overload wall outlets and other circuits. Our electricians suggest only using three-pronged cords into three-prong outlets, nothing else. Also, avoid placing too many high-electricity-consuming appliances on one outlet or plug point.
The best thing to do before winter is get electrical services from an Australian electrical company. Make sure all installations, repairs, and inspections are conducted by licenced electrician.
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