Question 1: The footy finals are here and I need my TV reception improved. Can you help?
Answer: Yes. This is another one of our areas of expertise. The crystal-clear digital age of television has its challenges, it pays to get an experienced technician to fix a broken antenna, as we were recently called out to at Hawthorndene.
Q2: What happened?
A: The homeowner had lost reception so we fitted a new antenna but it wasn’t as simple as it sounds. Adelaide has some of Australia’s best TV reception as many suburbs are line-of-sight with the Mt Lofty towers. But there are pockets that can experience difficulties, including interference from upgraded 4G network phone towers. We installed the latest digital-only antenna, which has an integral 4G filter. Many households are still relying on analogue-digital combination antennas..
Q3: Is that a bad thing?
A: A clear and precise HD-digital picture starts with a quality single antenna, appropriate for local frequencies and tough enough for Australian conditions. Most reception issues relate to the antenna, which may be old, incorrectly installed or damaged by weather.
Q4: So what’s a typical cost for the latest digital antennas?
A: We can supply and install a quality antenna with fascia/wall bracket and one outlet or splitter from $349 per unit. But we can also improve the experience further. For example, at Hawthorndene we added a TV outlet on the deck. Now the client can watch the footy final while hosting a barbecue.
Electrical Safety Service
A regular Electrical Safety Service and Inspection will help you avoid dangerous and costly damage to your property.
A Sharpe Electrician will conduct:
- Visual, Electrical & Thermal Testing
- Appliance Safety & Usage Testing
- Switchboard/Meter Board Inspection
- House Electrical Systems Inspection
We recommend these checks be done every few years at your home & work.
Electrical Safety Service
Our comprehensive Electrical Safety Service and Inspection – performed by a qualified electrician, are strongly recommended to evaluate the condition of your electrical system as appropriate – especially if:
Your house is more than 25 years old and has not had an inspection.
You have old wiring in your house.
You have any concerns about equipment that has been operating erratically, especially if appliances are more than 5 years old.
You are planning to invest in upgrading your electric system, renovations, or the addition a swimming pool equipment or solar power system
You are selling your property – providing reassurance to your prospective purchasers