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4 reasons to upgrade your switchboard

If you are wondering whether it’s time to upgrade your home’s old fuse board then it’s probably a good idea to get on it. The mere fact that you ha...

Why does my safety switch keep tripping?

A constantly tripping safety switch can be so frustrating. Even more so because it always seems to happen during the busiest times of the day, like...


Installation

Should you have smart lights installed?

If we were going to make this article really short and sweet, we would just say 'Yes, you should have smart lights installed' and sign off. However...

What type of smoke alarm do you need?

There are two main types of smoke alarms available to homeowners and businesses in Australia, photoelectric and ionisation. Both alarms are used ex...


Maintenance


Miscellaneous

Want to know a little more about lighting and types of lights?

Lighting these days is a huge deal. From LEDs to smart lights to fluorescents to colour-changing bulbs, there seems to be a light to do almost ...

What are the different light bulb types?

So you want to change a light bulb in your home or workplace, and it used to be easy... and now it's a lot trickier. There are so many light bu...

What's the difference between a safety switch and a circuit breaker?

The main difference between a safety switch (or RCD) and a circuit breaker (often referred to as a fuse) is a safety switch protects people fro...

Why do i need a Certificate of Electrical Safety?

What exactly is a Certificate of electrical safety? Quite simply, a certificate of electrical safety (COES) is a consumer guarantee that electrica...


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Master Electricians Excellence Awards Winner for Victoria

Master Electrician of the Year

1st Call Electrical is extremely proud to be the winner of the Victorian Master Electricians Excellence Awards for the 2nd year in a row. This is testament to the great work we do for our many customers.