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Benefits of Sensor Light Installations

Benefits of Sensor Light Installations

As the name suggests, sensor lighting is a lighting system that helps increase the security of your property by illuminating places when they sensing someone’s presence. These lights are strategically placed throughout your property in places such as your entrance, exits, and outdoor spaces.

Range of benefits

Quick Connect Electrical offers sensor lighting solutions that provide a number of benefits. Some of the benefits of installing sensor lights are:

  • Energy savings- One of the main features of these lights is that they are extremely energy-efficient; they only turn on once they detect someone in the room and switch off once you leave. If your children are forgetful about switching off the lights, this is an excellent alternative for you.
  • Enhanced security- This is one of the most basic features of sensor light installations. It prevents criminals from entering your property by switching on lights when they detect movement in the outdoor spaces of your home. In most cases, these are incorporated into the home’s alarm system which sounds as soon as it detects someone. The lights will be placed in such a manner that will startle and panic the intruder. This will give you the necessary time to take action.
  • Illumination in difficult to reach spaces- Some switches in your house are located in difficult to reach areas. It may be just too dark to locate the light switch easily. Installing sensor lights in such areas will work perfectly as they automatically switch on once you step into their range.
  • The safety aspect- Walking around at night in order to reach a light switch can be risky, especially for elders or children. Motion sensor lighting is the best solution and will also make the surroundings much safer for you and your family members as any movement will turn on the lights.
  • Choose the right lighting- We have two varieties of sensor lights. One for outdoor spaces such as floodlights which are extremely bright. They can be installed in your front yard, backyard or your driveway. The second are decorative motion sensors which are used mainly for indoor spaces and can be installed in different locations on your property.
  • Strategic location- Our experts will measure all areas of your property before installing the lighting equipment. We are aware of all the important locations where the lighting fixtures will provide optimum coverage. Our technicians will get the job done in a professional and efficient manner.
  • Works in tandem with home’s security system- Many people have CCTV cameras installed in their houses. Adding sensor lighting to the security system will prove to be much more effective in capturing footage in case of any burglary incident.

Quick Connect Electrical can provide all types of commercial and residential electrical services. We also offer 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. We can provide you the best services at cost-effective pricing. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.

The Best Ways To Improve Energy Efficiency Of Your Property

The Best Ways To Improve Energy Efficiency Of Your Property

We all use electrical appliances in our homes such as refrigerators, air conditioning systems, fans, lighting systems, home theatre systems, kitchen appliances, and washing machines etc. While all of these are necessary for our day to day activities they also consume a significant amount of energy and add up to higher energy bills.

Some tips

However we at Quick Connect Electrical  show our clients simple ways to save energy in their homes which will help them reduce their bills. There are a number of ways in which you can save electricity in your home:

  • Control heating and cooling costs- By increasing the tempretature on a warm day by just one degree, you could save upto 10% on your electricity bills. During winters reducing the tempreture by a single degree can save up to 8% on your bill.
  • Avoid wasage- Turning off electrical appliances like air conditioning, fans, thermosats when not in use can help you save a lot of unnecessary expenses.
  • Minimise the use of lighting- Turn of the lights in parts of the house that you are not using, having unnecessary fans and lights turned off when not in use can help save a lot of money. You should consider installing sensors that turn on and off automatically which someone enters or leave the room.
  • Opt for appliances with high energy ratings- When you are purchasing electrical appliances for your house, choose ones with higher energy ratings. This will help you save energy, resulting in considerable cost savings.
  • Turn off lights when not in use- Electrical appliances when left switched on, consume a lot of energy. Turning lights off when not in use can save energy. Even a single computer if left on for 24 hours can cost you up to $200 a year. You can install timers in your house to make sure that lights and other necessary appliance turn on and off when you need them to.
  • Service all equipments- Any electrical equipment that is not maintained consumes more energy than normal. This is why it is important to service appliances like air-condiotioning units on a regular basis.
  • Involve your entire family in the effort- Energy saving is a cumulative effort. Ecourage all your family memebers to help out by turning off fans, AC’s, lights and televisions when not in use. This will help you reduce your electricity bills over the time. Use natural light whenever possible rather than artificial lighting. Isolate the rooms that are not occupied while using air-conditioning in your home.

Quick Connect Electrical can provide all types of commercial and residential electrical services. We also offer 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. We can provide you the best services at cost-effective pricing. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.

How to Identify When You Need to Replace Your Powerpoints

How to Identify When You Need to Replace Your Powerpoints

Electrical outlets or power points are very important installations and are found in every single room of your home. These installations are subjected to a significant amount of wear and tear. Once they become dated or damaged, it isn’t just an inconvenience, but can be extremely hazardous as well. One of the best ways to avoid the possibility of burns or electrical shocks, is to identify what the signs of damage or deteriorated power points are.

Signs To Look Out For

  • The powerpoint faceplate is cracked, chipped or broken. This can result in arcing whenever you try to insert any plug.
  • You notice that the slots have become loosened and even the weight of the cord can easily pull the plug out the point, rather than staying safely and firmly in place.
  • The outer plastic feels very warm to the touch. It shows signs of charring or darkening and emits an unpleasant burnt odour.
  • If the internal wiring or contacts have deteriorated that can result in overheating, which will eventually cause the points to melt or result in sparking. In a serious scenario, this type of a problem can also lead to an electrical fire. This has to be treated like an emergency warning and it is important that you act without delay. The very first thing to do is to turn off the circuit breaker switch that controls that circuit and call in an experienced and licensed electrician like Quick Connect Electrical without delay.
  • You experience electric shock when you touch the powerpoint. This particular situation could be caused by an appliance that you are using, the wiring, or the outfit itself. Unplug the connected appliance to investigate whether that is causing the problem. If the appliance is not at fault, call an electrician immediately to examine the power point as well as the adjacent wiring for any faults.
  • The powerpoint has gone dead. The very first thing to do is to check whether or the other outfits are in a functioning condition. Then look for a GFCI device or breaker that has tripped and then reset it as required. If this particular step doesn’t solve the problem, we need to check the powerpoint. Plug in any small appliance(one that you have tested elsewhere), in order to ensure that the problem lies with the receptacle itself.
  • The other common cause of powerpoint problems is exposure to moisture. This is also why GFCI outlets are installed in areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, outdoor spas, laundries or pool spaces. If you find that the powerpoint has become damp, quickly flip the connecting breaker and called us without delay for powerpoint installation

Quick Connect Electrical can provide all types of commercial and residential electrical services. We also offer 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. We can provide you the best services at cost-effective pricing. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.

How Important Is Preventive Electrical Maintenance For Commercial Properties

How Important Is Preventive Electrical Maintenance For Commercial Properties

While an electrical downtime on a residential property can be extremely frustrating and inconvenient, when this happens on a commercial property the effects can have more serious repercussions. If you are a commercial property owner, it is crucial that you consider getting regular electrical maintenance done from experts like the ones at Quick Connect Electrical.

Over the years, we have handled a large number of Commercial electrical maintenance jobs and cater to companies and businesses of all sizes and shapes. Our company has the capacity, resources, experience as well as knowledge to handle all types of standard electrical maintenance jobs as well as emergency electrical requirements. We know exactly how problematic it can be if there is a downtime on your commercial property. This is why we attend to your call quickly and provide speedy services.  We have skilled and licensed electrical professionals on call round the clock to attend to any emergency call outs and they will ensure that the problem is identified and fixed within the shortest possible time.

Preventative Electrical Maintenance

While you can always depend on us for prompt and professional electrical services, it is always best to opt for a preventative electrical maintenance program for your commercial property. There are a number of benefits in doing so:

  • Save costs– Electrical downtimes aren’t just an inconvenience when it comes to commercial properties. In office settings, it affects the productivity and profitability of your company. In the case of retail businesses too, it affects sales and profits, which can significantly set back your business if the problem isn’t fixed on time. With reference to the high cost of these types of electrical failures, scheduled electrical maintenance in your building is definitely a worthwhile investment.
  • Reduce disruptions– As a business owner, you know that everything needs to be run exactly like a well-oiled machine. You cannot afford any additional costs that come with disruption to your production levels. Regardless of which way you look at it, regular preventative electrical maintenance is the smartest choice for any business owner.
  • Maintain reputation– Today, competition in every space is extremely high. In addition to providing excellent services or products, you also need to ensure that you have a very good reputation. If your property constantly faces electrical or any other problems that can impact the reputation of your business. Preventative electrical maintenance helps you maintain your standing in the market which in turns helps increase your bottom line.

Quick Connect Electrical can provide all types of commercial and residential electrical services. We also offer 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. We can provide you the best services at cost-effective pricing. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.

Do you really need surge protection?

Do you really need surge protection?

Electricity is something we can’t do without in our homes. We use a variety of electrical devices, large appliances as well as electrical fixtures, HVAC systems, heaters and more. Even though it is so important, we tend to take electricity for granted, and really ever of focus on regular maintenance all for various electrical installations on a property.

It is important to understand the electricity can be very harmful and can cause electrocution or fire without the right kind of protection. This is where a surge protection devices come into the picture. We at Quick Connect Electrical provide excellent surge protection installation solutions to both, residential as well as commercial properties.

Why you need surge protection

In typical homes, the value of electrical equipment and electronics has significantly increased. But these systems are extremely sensitive and vulnerable to electrical surges caused by lightning. While the circuit breakers and fuses will provide AC protection, these aren’t sufficient when it comes to providing total protection. Electrical surges can be caused by:

  • Lightning strikes
  • Problems transformers close to your home
  • Upgrade to the power grid by the Utility Provider

Whenever there is a surge, it lasts for just a few seconds. However, the damage it causes, can be extremely costly. In certain cases, you are able to seek compensation from insurance companies, but that may not always be the case. Most homeowners today protect crucial electronics such as home theater systems, video equipment, etc. using surge strips. But expensive large appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, air conditioners, computers that etc. also need proper surge protection.

Types of surge protection

It just isn’t practical to buy individual surge protectors for every single electronic device and appliance in your home. This is where full house surge protectors come into the picture. These devices are connected to the electrical mains in your home and provide complete surge protection for all the circuits connected to them. You can also opt for devices such as:

  • Wall outlet surge protectors
  • UPS surge protectors 

Professional surge protection solutions

Since there are a large number of products on the market to choose from, it’s important to ensure that you get a surge protection device that is suitable for your specific application and setting. When you entrust us with this job you can rest assured that the project will be completed efficiently, safely and professionally. We use the best electrical materials in our work and all our electricians are licensed and insured and able to handle all types of electrical jobs. While we maintain industry standards in our work you will find that our pricing is very cost-effective.

Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent switch installation, replacement and repair services. We also offer 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. We can provide you the best services at cost-effective pricing. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.

Light Switch Problems and How to Fix Them

Light Switch Problems and How to Fix Them

Light switches are integral to all electrical installations on both commercial as well as residential properties. They are required to controlled all the electrical appliances, devices, and fixtures. Any malfunction in the switches can also impact the integrity of the electrical features they control. The one way to avoid replacing the fixtures in your home is to be vigilant and spot problems early.

It’s never a good idea to defer getting electrical repair work or replacements done on your property. Timely intervention is the best way to avoid electrical issues such as electrocution, electrical fires etc. When you let electrical problems fester for a long time, they can become aggravated and fixing these can be troublesome and expensive too.

Common light switch problems

We at Quick Connect Electrical Always recommend that clients should be alert in order to notice any problems with the light switches and electrical fixtures on their property. Some of the common as light switch problems you should look out for:

  • The switch doesn’t work– This is probably one of the most common problems that people face with light switches. Sometimes, the switch becomes stuck or it doesn’t function at all. In situations such as these, replacement becomes the only option. This job should always be handled by a licensed electrical professional.
  • Fuse burnout or circuit breaker problems- There are times when the problems aren’t with the actual light switch, but with the fixture that the switch is connected to. This makes it very important to ensure that you are checking what the root cause of the problem is before attempting to carry out any repair work. Electrical jobs should always be left to professionals and you can call us to inspect the installation to determine what the problem is
  • Flickering lights­- Sometimes, flickering off lights is caused due to loose bulb fixtures, when they aren’t connected properly to their sockets. This problem can be easily fixed by this tightening the bulb. However, if the flickering continues after you have done this they could be a problem with the light switch installation itself. Call an electrical expert to get the problem checked.
  • Overheating of switches- There are times when dimmers and control switches overheat or the start to emit buzzing sounds where they are in use. Standard light switches don’t experience these problems. This also means if your light switch is emitting a buzzing sound or is overheating it is important that you call in expert electrical professionals without delay.

Why hire professionals?

While light switch replacement may seem like an easy job at first glance, the fact is that any kind of electrical work should always be carried out by certified, trained and licensed electrical professionals like the ones at our company. We are very prompt with our response, use excellent quality materials in our work and provide solutions that will fit in both fitting into your budget.

Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent switch installation, replacement and repair services. We also offer 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. We can provide you the best services at cost-effective pricing. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.

Why Hire Professionals For Range Hood Installation?

Why Hire Professionals For Range Hood Installation?

Most people have range hoods in their kitchens and many DIY enthusiasts also feel that they would be able to install this appliance easily. While this job may seem very easy at first glance, the fact is that you need to get the measurements right; aside from this, you need a certain amount of knowledge about these installations, as well as the rights tools to do the job right. Incorrect placement of a range hood can cause problems in the future which can be very difficult and expensive to fix. The best way to avoid all of these problems is to hire a licensed electrician in Sydney.

We at Quick Connect Electrical are one of the most reputed and sought after companies in this industry. Not only do we provide prompt and efficient services, but also maintain very low pricing; this provides our customers value for money. We also understand that property owners don’t like to deal with multiple contractors for various services. This is why, in addition to all our excellent electrical services, we also provide efficient and professional range hood installation solutions.

Our range hood installation solutions

Whether you need a new range hood or want to replace an existing one, we are the professionals to call. We have worked with range hoods of various brands and models, giving us the experience and expertise needed to install these appliances. We adopt a very meticulous approach in our work, and first conduct a visit prior to the actual installation date. Our experts will look at the available space and take detailed measurements of the appliance you have purchased. In some cases, certain adjustments would be needed to ensure that the new range hood fits in the available space.

Once our electricians have conducted this assessment, they will provide a detailed quote and then start the work after you have approved the pricing. Our team works very efficiently, ensuring the job is completed with the least amount of disturbance to your property. They will make sure the range hood is working perfectly before they consider their work done.

We also help clients who aren’t sure about the type of range hood they would need. We can provide you information about the different brands and models of range hoods and what their pros and cons are. This will help you make a better-informed decision. Regardless of what your needs, you are always assured of the best services at the most reasonable pricing. As a credible company in this industry with a proven track record, we know what it takes to provide industry standards solutions to all our clients. We also provide guarantees for all our workmanship and this is an assurance that our team will focus on doing the work right the first time around.

Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent range hood installation, all-round electrical installation, repair and installation solutions and 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. We can provide you the best services at cost-effective pricing. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number – 1300 725 894.

All About Motion Sensor Lights

Sensor lights are a great addition to any home and these are a security lighting feature.  It’s always a good idea to have security lighting installations on your property. They help keep the exterior spaces of your property well-lit and safe. But keeping these lights switched on right through the night can also increase your electricity bills. The one way to overcome it is to get sensor lighting installed.

Sensor light installation

These lights have motion sensors on them and need to be installed at strategic points on your property such as the entryways, porches, patio, poolscape, deck and any other areas that are entry points to your house. The lights connected to the motion sensors get switched on the minute they sense movement within a specific area. This acts as a deterrent to burglars and vandals and increases the security levels of your property. We at Quick Connect Electrical have handled a large number of sensor light installations for customers across Sydney and cater to residential as well as commercial customers.  Our licensed electrician in Sydney team can handle all types of electrical jobs big and small.

Sensor lighting benefits

Let’s take a detailed look at all the benefits of sensor lighting:

  • As mentioned earlier, these lights help save energy and are a great way of reducing the burden on the environment. These lights get switched on only when someone is in the area. So if you get these installed on your patio or deck they will get switched off once you move out of range. You can end up saving a significant amount of money in the long term.
  • You need to have properly-illuminated outdoor spaces in order to move around without tripping or bumping into any hardscaping and that’s when sensor lighting comes into the picture. They help prevent trip and fall injuries and are a great installation to have especially if there are kids or pets in your home.
  • In some settings, there isn’t sufficient space to install switches easily or the area may be too dark to locate the switch quickly. Sensor light installations become a great option in situations such as these.

Custom lighting solutions

If you want sensor lighting installations, we are the experts to call. Since there are a number of different products available on the market, our team will provide you all the information you need about these fixtures. We use the best materials in our projects and our licensed electricians are handpicked for the job. We work with you to identify what your specific requirements are and then design sensor lighting solutions that work perfectly for you.

Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent outdoor lighting and all other electrical services, all-round electrical installation, repair and installation solutions and 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. We can provide you the best services at cost-effective pricing. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.

Outdoor Lighting – Aspects to keep in view

We at Outdoor lighting offer excellent outdoor lighting solutions to both commercial and nresidentila clients. Well lit outdoor spaces are a pleasure to use, but the lighting elements need to be installed with care and attention to detail. We  custom design solutions based on client needs. Outdoor lighting fixtures and installations are designed to work seamlessly in outdoor conditions while providing sufficient illumination. There are a number of aspects that come into play with reference to outdoor lighting such as:

  • Weather-resistant outdoor fixtures will be used. They will be exposed to the rain, intense sunlight and climatic changes and need to endure all these without becoming damaged in any way.
  • The electrical wiring will also be of outdoor grade and will be installed in trenches with the appropriate tubing.
  • The lighting fixtures will be installed at strategic points in order to highlight the attractive features and disguise the ones that aren’t very appealing (like pump rooms etc.)

Areas where outdoor lighting can be installed

Every area in a landscape and every outdoor living feature will need a specific type of lighting. We create detailed lighting plans based on your specific preferences, the layout of your property and your budget. Some areas where outdoor lights can be installed include:

  • Driveways, walkways & pathways
  • Pools and ponds
  • Emergency exits
  • Stairs and steps
  • Lawns and landscape areas
  • Decks & patios
  • Decorative features like fountains, stonework, fireplaces etc.
  • Trees and bushes
  • Company names
  • Boundary walls and gate posts

Benefits of outdoor lighting

The right type of outdoor lighting:

  • Enhances the beauty of the landscape and outdoor living areas.
  • Makes it easier and safer to navigate the spaces
  • Properly illuminated outdoor spaces act as a deterrent to intruders.
  • Improve the curb appeal and value of the property.

Our work process

We have the creativity, knowledge, experience, and resources to handle all your outdoor lighting and installation requirements. Our licensed electrician in Sydney team will assess your property very carefully and identify what type of lighting is required. You will be presented with a cost estimate and you can then plan your budget and see what kind of features you want.

We use the best materials in our work and our electricians are handpicked for the job. This ensures the installations are top-of-the-line will last for number of years with the least amount of trouble. We work closely with you to identify what your specific requirements are and then design solutions that work perfectly for you.  Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent outdoor lighting and all other electrical services, all-round electrical installation, repair and installation solutions and 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing.

To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. We can provide you the best services at cost-effective pricing. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.

Switchboard Upgrades- When Do You Need Them?

If you’re moving into a new home, or aren’t sure if your existing home has a modern electrical switchboard, it’s a good idea to call the experts at Quick Connect Electrical to inspect the system and provide custom solutions. Most people don’t realise that getting the switchboard updated is one of the most important things to do with reference to the safety of your family and home. Here are three reaaons why you should consider getting your switchoard upgraded without dealy:

  1. Australian Electrical Standards Require You to Have Safety Switches

Australian Electrical Standards are constantly reviewed & updated to comply with all the modern day electrical usage, demands and safety. The latest electrical standards require that all power & lighting circuits need to have safety switches installed to prevent electrical hazards in your home. These devices very quickly switch off the power supply to your property in case an electrical fault is detected.

While circuit breakers & fuses can protect the switchboard against electrical overloads, a safety switch can protect your life and property, disconnecting the power in about 0.03 seconds if an electrical current is detected. If you haven’t got your switchboard updated recently, you might at risk and should consider calling in a professional electrician to inspect the system and fix the problem. Contact a licensed electrician in Sydney today for a quote. Take a look at when you would need a switchboard upgrade:

  1. An older switchboard can’t handle modern day power demands

Older switchboards were designed to handle the appliances that existed at that point of time such as small kitchen appliances, a washing machine, small fans etc. But today, every home has a large number of larger appliances and devices that require higher power. This, in combination with dated wiring, can result in hazards such as electrical shocks. These are responsible for about 300 hospitalisations and 15 deaths and in Australia annually.

  1. Fire risk

Older switchboards that rely solely on fuses and replaceable wires can pose a significant fire risk. If your home has an older switchboard and you regularly experience blown fuses, this is usually caused by excessive power demands from the modern heavy-duty appliances mentioned above. The main problem is that the more a fuse blows, the higher the impact on the circuit breaker. It becomes less effective at doing its job which can eventually result in an overload in the system.

Electrical overloads in older switchboards can lead to reduced capacity for safety, causing the switchboard parts to overheat and melt and eventually catch fire. The best way to find out whether your switchboards are updated is to call us to get the system assessed.

Quick Connect Electrical can provide excellent switchboard upgrade services, all-round electrical installation, repair and installation solutions and 24/7 emergency services at very cost-effective pricing. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. We can provide you the best services at cost-effective pricing. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.

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