The electrical system in your home and the work that Sydney electricians do on it is varied and often quite complex. Many people are quite curious and have questions about their home’s electricity system. Here are the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding your home electrical services:
Q1: Can I fix simple electrical issues on my own?
A: Generally, the answer is NO. It is an enormous risk to your safety to attempt any electrical services without the proper training. It can also damage the home’s wiring system and violates NSW laws. You should always get qualified Sydney electricians to fix any issues.
Q2: What is the difference between a fuse and a circuit breaker?
A: These operate differently but both protect from overloads. Fuses are older device where a thin strand of metal will melt under a specific current. Circuit breakers are switches that open when exposed to too much current. Circuit breakers can be reset to restore electrical services.
Q3: Why do some power cords have two prongs and others have three?
A: The third prong on a power cable (usually the bottom, non-angled one) is a grounding cable. The purpose of this is to give the current a safe path back in the event of a short circuit. Properly grounded cables give better protection from electric shock.
Q4: Should I upgrade my lights to LED?
A: LED lighting is a great way to make an eco-friendly upgrade for electrical services. LED lighting uses a lot less power and this is both great for the environment and saves a lot of money. As another bonus, LED lights are normally brighter than older incandescent bulbs.
For more information about your home’s electricity, contact Es4u, trusted Sydney electricians.