Frequently asked questions

Electrical

How can I make my home more energy efficient?


To add a new question go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.Reducing your home’s energy consumption can be as easy as making a few simple changes. Changing bad habits, including leaving lights switched on when you’re not in the room or leaving power points switched on when you’re not using appliances, can quickly add up. Investing in energy-saving technology, including upgrading old lighting to LED can make your home more energy efficient. Getting your appliances tested for faults can ensure they aren’t drawing too much power. Russo Electrical can undertake an energy efficiency check on your home to give you strategies that will help you decrease your power usage. Call Brenton on 0478 740 546 for an obligation free quote.




Can I convert my current lights to LED?


Most existing lights can be converted to LED. It is important to ensure that your existing wiring and fixtures are compatible with LED. You also need to consider whether your existing dimmers also need converting so that they are compatible with LED. Using a non-compatible dimmer may cause your lights to flicker. Russo Electrical specialises on LED down light swap overs and can undertake a compatibility check to ensure your current fixtures can be converted to LED. Call Brenton on 0478 740 546 for an obligation free quote.




Can I put down lights in my home?


Down lights can generally be installed in any home. To install down light, holes need to be drilled into the ceiling. If you have an existing light fitting, we can potentially install a down light to cover the existing hole so that you can avoid having to patch and paint the ceiling. Call Brenton on 0478 740 546 for an obligation free quote.




How can I make my home a smart home?


Most homes can be converted to a smart home using existing wiring. Innovative devices can be retro-fitted for a cost effective solution to automating your home. Russo Electrical uses many different brands and devices that suit any clients requirements. Call Brenton on 0478 740 546 for an obligation free quote.




How do I dim my lights?


Dimmers can be installed on most lights. In most cases, existing wiring can be used, making it more cost effective. It is important to install dimmers that are compatible with the type of light. Call Brenton on 0478 740 546 for an obligation free quote.




What is an RCD?


An RCD, or residual-current device, is a safety device that protects against fires and electrocution caused by electrical faults or imbalances, by cutting off the power as soon as a problem is detected and by minimising potential injuries or property damage. Power surges cause a circuit breaker to trip and need to be reset before power can be returned to that appliance or location in your home. Older homes with existing switchboards often do not have RCDs or circuit breakers fitted. Russo Electrical can provide advice on whether your home has RCDs. Call Brenton on 0478 740 546 for an obligation free quote.




Do I have safety switches?


A safety switch is a safety device that cuts off the power to your home when an electrical fault is detected. A safety switch protects your home from potential electrical fires and electrocution. Russo Electrical can provide advice on whether your home has safety switches. Call Brenton on 0478 740 546 for an obligation free quote.




How do I know if my house needs a rewire?


Homes with older wiring can be a safety risk for you and your family. Older wiring can be a serious fire hazard. Russo Electrical can undertake an inspection to establish if your home requires electrical rewiring. Call Brenton on 0478 740 546 for an obligation free quote.