2016

Top Tips on Starting Your Own Testing and Tagging Service

If you're thinking of starting your own business and find electronics interesting, you might want to consider a test-and-tag business. Every business must have all items of electrical equipment held on the premises tested and tagged for safety reasons and to comply with the law. These types of businesses include schools, hospitals, hotels and catering establishments as well as industrial premises and construction sites. This means that there's clearly plenty of work out there for an aspiring test-and-tag business owner.

Electrical Safety: Tips for the Holidays

As the holidays roll around, many people will have increased enthusiasm about creating a mood of festive cheer in their home. However, what some people do not realise is that they may be putting their loved ones at risk by not sticking to electrical safety when decorating their homes. With the numerous lights that are put up in the home, there is a higher chance of an electrical fire or some other hazard happening.

Unique Ways to Promote Your Electrical Services Business

For some electricians, running a start-up electrical services business is a daunting task and so is growing the business. A lot of creativity, patience and commitment goes into building a business on the owner's part. Below are a variety of promotional strategies that can assist the business to gain more customers. Attract new and prospective clients Without a doubt any electrician in Australia can attest that the growth of an electrical services business depends on the volume of work handled.

Why The Hospital Won't Let You Call

As a teenager, you've probably been admitted at to a hospital at one time. During this time, you must have known what people mean when they say that hospital ceilings are boring. You also probably noticed the several signs requesting patients and their visitors not to make phone calls whilst in or around the ward area. Why so? Two words: electromagnetic interference. Find out what this is, what it does and what can be done to reduce chances of its occurrence.

Electrical Safety Tips: Ways to Prevent an Overload in Your Power Points

Power overloads are among the leading causes of electrical hazards in homes and facilities. They occur when the maximum amperage of an electrical circuit is exceeded. A power overload can cause damage to electrical equipment and appliances that are plugged in. In some instances, they can also result in an electrical fire. Preventing an overload in your power points is essential in ensuring safety as you make use of electrical equipment.

Dehumidifier: Considerations When Purchasing One for Your Basement

A basement dehumidifier is designed to remove moisture in the air of the room or to lower the levels of humidity. Most people think that these appliances work in a complicated process, but the truth of the matter is they do this quite simply. The air is dried by being passed over a metal coil in the appliance. The cold coil condenses water from the air and as the water is collected, the crisp air is passed out.

Why You Should Install Motion Sensors on Your Property

Motion sensors activate lights when someone or something is detected while moving within the range of that device. This article discusses why motion sensors would be a useful addition to the electrical system of your home. Lighting Your Way It is common for many homeowners to return home after dark. Such homeowners may find it uncomfortable to walk in the dark as they approach their unoccupied homes. Motion sensors can help you by making a light to come on as you walk on the walkway towards your front door.

When the Lights Go Out: What to Do in a Domestic Power Cut

It's happened to everyone at some point or another: you're in the middle of a perfectly ordinary evening, when all of a sudden the lights go off and your TV stops working. Nobody wants a power cut in their home, but they do happen from time to time--so what should you do when it's your turn? Find Out If It's Just You The very first thing you should do is to go outside and have a quick look at the streetlights and your neighbour's windows.

Flood For Thought: Choosing The Best Floodlighting For Automatic Home Security Lights

Automatic security lighting can be a great addition to any home security set-up, providing bright effective lighting when they sense motion to deter thieves and other ne'er-do-wells. However, these floodlights are powered by a wide variety of light sources, and some types of automatic floodlight are more suited to home security than others. As such, you should bear the following advantages and disadvantages of each lighting type in mind before you decide on the lights for you.

Which Engraving Technique Should You Choose?

Engraving is one way to decorate or customise your glass items, signage and buildings among other hard surfaces. However, the success of your engraving process depends on the engraving methods you use. There are a variety of these methods to choose from so finding the best for your engraving needs will require some extensive evaluation of the techniques. To help you make an informed decision, here are pros and cons of some of the common engraving techniques.

Common Problems With Extractor Fans: A Guide

Extractor fans placed in your attic are a great way of maintaining the airflow in your home and keeping your living environment cool during the hot summer months. However, from time to time, extractor fans can fail. Below is a guide to common extractor fan failures, their causes and steps you can take to fix the problem. The blades of the extractor fan won't spin If the motor on your extractor fan is operational but the fans won't spin, it is likely that the fan belt may have slipped or snapped.

Four Cool Alternatives for When Your Car Air Conditioning Isn't Working

If your car air conditioning is broken, you're likely to be hot and sweaty until you repair it. However, as you save up for the repair, you may want to explore some other ways of cooling your car. Take a look at these ideas:  1. Open the windows Opening the windows is the obvious solution if your car air conditioner is broken. Even if it is hot outside, the speed of your vehicle helps the air coming in from the windows to feel at least slightly cool.