Autumn Air-Con

Autumn air-con

Ask the expert – Autumn air-con Q1: As we head through autumn what should we be doing with our reverse-cycle air-conditioners? A: As you rely on them year-round, they should be professionally checked for operating performance. But a householder can clean filters and do basic maintenance as per the owner’s manual. Q2: Do many owners…

Surge Arrestors

Surge arrestors

Ask the expert – Surge arrestors Q1: How does a surge arrestor work? A: Put simply, it protects appliances and electronics against sudden voltage spikes caused by lightning strikes, downed power lines or faulty household wiring. Q2: What’s the best type to have? A: One installed in your switchboard. Think of it as your first…

Solar Savings

Solar savings

Ask the expert – Solar savings Q1: How’s the solar maintenance season going? A: We are getting a great response to our Messenger advertisements offering quick and thorough servicing of solar systems but have uncovered a couple of issues. Q2: Tell us more. A: One important issue is that householders with older systems often aren’t…