Frequently Asked Question's

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Why should I change to LED lights?

There are many benefits of changing to LED lights including: 

  • cheaper running costs
  • cheaper maintenance costs
  • longer life span
  • LED downlights can be covered by insulation, meaning your home is better insulated. They also have a lower fire risk.
Does my switchboard need replacing?

If your switchboard is a black panel there is a high chance it obtains asbestos and replacement is recommended.

If you have porcelain fuses, these are potentially unreliable in protecting your circuit, especially if they have blown in the past. Modern circuit breakers are much more accurate so upgrading is recommended.

A new switchboard is required to have RCD protection, offering occupants a safer electrical environment.

Is the wiring in my house safe?

Depending on the age of your home, the wiring may be of an unreliable type. i.e. tough rubber sheath (TRS) is known to perish and has been implicated in causing house fires. TRS is common in homes built in the 1940’s-1960’s.

Pre 1940’s homes may have VIR wiring. Due to the age of this, replacement is recommenced. It can be commonly found in metal conduit or timber cap & casing.

Why should I replace old wiring?

Safety is the number one reason you should replace old wiring (see above question/answer).

Also, if you are looking to sell your house in the future the sale will be more straightforward if the electrical is up to date. The purchaser may not be able to obtain insurance for a house with old wiring. 

What are the benefits of a home ventilation system?

If your windows are crying or your home has mould, a home ventilation system can help. 

The benefits include:

  • a dryer, healthier home
  • cheaper heating costs – it is cheaper to heat a house with dryer air
  • eliminate mould

Allgo Electrical uses SmartVent products for home ventilation systems.

Allgo Electrical is an Authorised Installer of SmartVent products.

What is the best option for outdoor lighting?

Don’t struggle to see in the dark this winter. Multiple options are available to suit your needs:

  • sensor lights
  • path lights
  • flood lights
Why am I using so much power?

If you would like to reduce your power bills, we recommend reviewing the following:

  • is your hot water cylinder is working efficiently?
  • how are you heating your house – electrical heater or heat pump
  • type of lighting in your house – do you use LED’s?

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