Electric hot water

Electric & gas hot water tips

If your electric hot water fails, first check that the relevant switchboard circuit breaker hasn’t tripped and that the unit’s isolating switch is turned on. If the circuit breaker has tripped it usually indicates a problem with either the cylinder’s thermostat or the element. Both require a qualified electrician to repair so call Sharpe Group…

Indoor portable gas heater warning

Indoor gas heater warning

Indoor gas heaters, know as cabinet heaters that house LPG cylinders – are illegal in South Australia, but people are still using them. Homeowners are sourcing them through online suppliers based overseas who sell them through auction and sales websites. The SA Government advises that this form of heating is prohibited under Section 61 of…

Check Safety Switches

Safety switch tripping ?

A safety switch should be tested at least once or twice a year to ensure they are in good working order. Some models have a written instruction to test monthly, underlining the importance of ensuring they are operating properly. If they are not put through a regular test operation the internals can become slow to…