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Don't risk unlicensed electrical work

Don't risk unlicensed electrical work

Sep 06 2018

The dangers of unlicensed electrical work have recently been in the media with the death of a young NSW carpenter earlier this year. The carpenter was electrocuted while working in the roof of a home thought to have unlicensed electrical wiring illegally connected to the mains power system. This tragedy is a reminder for every home and business owner across the country to only ever us ..

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Master Electrician of the Year 2018 State Winner

Master Electrician of the Year 2018 State Winner

Aug 08 2018

1st Call Electrical services are proud to announce that they have been awarded the title of Victorian Master Electrician of the year for 2018. Winning for the second time in a row Rowan Diamond the director was lauded by the judges for his great work in giving back to the electrical industry and to provide a ”happy working life for all his staff” Furthermore the judges noted that his ..

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Benefits of upgrading your old air conditioner

Benefits of upgrading your old air conditioner

Jan 17 2018

Not sure whether you should shell out for a new air conditioner this summer? With temperatures again set to soar up into the high 30's towards the end of the week keeping cool is yet again going to be on everyone's minds. How does your air con cope with these really hot days? Does it struggle to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home? Some older air conditioners seem, on the surface t ..

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Winner of the 2017 Master Electrician of the Year (Victoria)

Winner of the 2017 Master Electrician of the Year (Victoria)

Oct 23 2017

1st Call Electrical Services is the winner of the 2017 Master Electrician of the Year Award for Victoria. The process of gaining this award involved making a detailed submission of your business ethics, operating procedures, use of technology, as well as staff training and development, and customer referrals. Candidates were then required to undertake a 30-minute interview by a pa ..

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1st Call Electrical Services 10th Anniversary

1st Call Electrical Services 10th Anniversary

Oct 11 2017

1st Call Electrical Services clocked up 10 years of business in September. Rowan and the team have been offering top quality, reliable electrical to Melbourne for a decade and hope to be taking care of all your electrical need for many years to come. If you see one of our electricians out and about don't forget to say Happy Birthday. Thanks for 10 great years Melbourne!  ..

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Benefits of switching your home lighting to LED

Benefits of switching your home lighting to LED

Aug 25 2017

8 to 15% of the average home power bill can be contributed to lighting. We agree, it's not a huge amount but if you're keen to reduce your home's electricity bill every bit counts. Converting to LED lighting throughout the house has many benefits, from increasing energy efficiency to reduced maintenance. Why should I switch to LED lighting? LED bulbs are up to 80% more energy efficien ..

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Simple tips on how to keep your home cool for less this summer

Simple tips on how to keep your home cool for less this summer

Aug 24 2017

It looks like it could be an unseasonably warm and dry end of the year for Melbourne. With spring approaching, now is a great time to start considering your home cooling plan for the summer. Home cooling doesn't have to be a huge expense, we've got a few simple and cost effective ways you can take the swelter out of summer this year. Used in combination these simple tips can help to r ..

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Why should I service my air conditioner?

Why should I service my air conditioner?

Jul 26 2017

Would you like to extend the life of your air conditioner, ensure it operates at peak efficiency and provides your home with clean air all year round? The answer is simple, regular air conditioning maintenance (/air-conditioning/air-conditioning-service). A yearly service for cool-only models or a twice yearly service for reverse cycle units is all it takes to keep your air con in top conditio ..

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Turn the main switch off, it may save your life

Turn the main switch off, it may save your life

Sep 29 2016

Doing some home maintenance this weekend that involves going into your ceiling space or under the floor of your house? Going under the floor to rescue the dog/cat, or get the spare tiles you keep under there? Store stuff in the ceiling space? Before you do any of these jobs remember to: Turn the main switch off first! Many older electrical installations still have cloth covere ..

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Where should smoke alarms be installed?

Where should smoke alarms be installed?

Sep 01 2016

When deciding where to install smoke alarms (/domestic/smoke-alarm-installation) in your home there are a few factors to consider. The alarms need to be located where everyone in the home can hear them, all the time. Depending on the layout of your house this will differ slightly but generally, this means that a smoke alarm is placed: on every level of a multi-level building  ..

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