FAQ's & Tips

Do you offer a Guarantee and what does it Include?

Pro-Service Electrical guarantees the quality of our work for twelve months. We guarantee that your job will be installed to relevant authority standards. You can be confident that the job will be done properly first time, every time, on budget.


 

We all want to save electricity and money.

 

Follow these easy tips to make a difference to your next energy bill:

Living Areas

  • Switch unused appliances off at the power point. This will help you save up to 800 kWh of electricity per year. Switch your globes with LED downlight fittings. LED’s represent the only family of lighting that do not utilise heat or toxic gases needing to create light. Today’s LED bulbs can be 6-7 times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights and cut energy use by more than 80 percent. Good-quality LED bulbs can have a useful life of 25,000 hours or more -meaning they can last more than 25 times longer than traditional light bulbs. That is a life of more than three years if run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Make sure your home is well insulated; roof insulation can save you up to 45% on your heating and cooling costs.
  • Ensure all heating and cooling appliances are regularly maintained and serviced to improve life and efficiency.

Kitchen

  • Fridges and freezers operate at peak efficiency when full so make sure to choose one that’s the right size for you. Make sure seals are not loose.
  • Thaw frozen foods to save on defrosting and cooking time.
  • Ensure pots and pans completely cover hotplates and cook with lids when possible.
  • Every time the oven door is opened, the temperature drops by 14-20 degrees so avoid unnecessary opening.
  • Select the economy cycle for everyday washing and only run the dishwasher with a full load. Turn off the dishwasher before the drying cycle and open the door to let the dishes air dry.

Bathroom

  • Installing a water-efficient showerhead saves you about 12,500 litres of water per household each year.
  • Use only cold water where possible.
  • Replace any dripping washers without delay.

Laundry

  • As always, select an energy-efficient washing and drying machine.
  • Only wash when you have a full load (unless you have a self load-adjusting machine)
  • Select the appropriate washing option – sometimes a “quick wash” is all you need to freshen any lightly soiled items.
  • Opt for drying your clothes on a line when possible.
  • Be selective of the items that require ironing. Wrinkle removing sprays can take the hassle of ironing.

Bedrooms

  • If you only require small amount of light, make use of a lamp. You can save energy and money by using a transparent shade or fitting that you regularly clean.
  • Try using an additional doona and layering clothes over the cooler months to reduce your need for heating devices.

Outdoor

  • Install programmable timers and sensors or consider using outdoor solar lights.
  • Make sure your pool doesn’t mean wasted energy. Consider high efficiency or solar heaters. Use a pool cover when it’s not being used. This is the most effective way to reduce pool heating costs. Manage the water temperate and set the pool pump to run early in the morning or at night to avoid peak electricity demand hours.
  • Separate your lighting so you can choose which areas you wish to light.