What You Need To Know About Fibre Optic Cables

If you are thinking about upgrading your residential cabling system by installing fibre optic cables, there are several things you need to know before you can decide if the upgrade is worth it. So to help you firm up your knowledge, here are some important facts about fibre optic cables. Glass Construction -- Fibre optic cables are made from extruded glass fibres that are heat-treated in very high temperatures to harden the glass and make it much stronger than standard glass. [Read More]

Five Safety Steps You Need to Take If Your Leaky Roof Is Affecting Your Light Fixtures

A leaking roof can cause a lot of damage and depending on the route of the leak, it can even affect your electrics. If you find water pooling in a light fixture or dripping through it, you need to move forward carefully. Here's what you need to do: 1. Remember water is a conductor Keep in mind that water is a conductor. If you see water pooling in a light fixture, do not reach for the switch to turn that fixture off. [Read More]

Home Safety Tips from Professional Electricians

Electricians hear a huge amount of preventable, yet tragic stories about electrical accidents, accidents that could easily have been circumvented with the most basic knowledge about the electrical systems in your home. While it is true that accidents can happen no matter how attentive you are, you can ultimately minimise their occurrence risks. Here is how. Cord Safety Whenever you have to install new power cords for electrical equipment, you should never ever nail or staple them in place. [Read More]

A Guide to Ground Based Heat Pumps

Ground based heat pumps are starting to provide more and more heat to homes all around the world. The high prices and demands for fossil fuel, combined with the threats they pose to the environment, have caused a lot of people to start considering more cheaper and sustainable heating options. This is where ground based heat pumps come in handy. The problem is, not many people are aware of the benefits of these pumps, nor do they know how exactly these pumps work. [Read More]