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Electrical upgrades for your home that can save you money

As power prices continue to soar in Adelaide, the cost of living is a key concern for many homeowners.  Thankfully there are a number of electrical upgrades that a licensed and experienced electrician can undertake at your home that will help you to improve energy efficiency, and therefore helping you to save money on your power bills.

The good news is that these upgrades are also excellent investments into the long-term value of your property.


Switch to LED Lights

Lighting accounts for approximately 15% of the typical Adelaide home’s energy usage.  Transitioning from traditional bulbs or halogen downlights to energy-efficient LED lighting can yield substantial savings on your quarterly energy bill.

LED lights consume less electricity, they boast longer lifespans, and require minimal maintenance, making them an excellent solution to reducing your energy bills and the numbers don’t lie.

An average household could save in the vicinity of $335 annually, or nearly $6,000 over a 20-year period.

Indoor LED lighting installation and replacement- C & R All Spark Electrical


Install Solar

Switching to solar power presents homeowners with a compelling opportunity to significantly reduce energy costs, while also embracing sustainability.  By harnessing the energy from the sun, homeowners can generate their own electricity, thereby decreasing reliance on power from the grid – and warding off those hefty energy bills.

As electricity prices in Adelaide continue to climb, investing in solar power offers protection against future price hikes, providing you with financial stability and peace of mind.

Depending on the size of the solar system that you have installed and a number of other factors, it can take as little as 2 years for the solar panels to have paid for themselves.


Using & Servicing your Air Conditioning

Did you know that turning your inverted air conditioner on early on those really hot days is the best way to cut down on cooling costs?  This lets it hit the ideal temperature early which is then easier to maintain through the day, as opposed to waiting till it really heats up outside and then having the unit battle to get the indoor temp down.

And if you’re going to be spending those hot days at home, the ideal temperature to select for your unit’s efficiency is approximately 24⁰ degrees.  Chasing a cooler temperature like 18⁰ degrees is much harder work for the unit, and you’d be surprised at how cool the home will feel at 24⁰ degrees compared to outside.


Regular servicing of your air conditioning unit can also offer many advantages, including increased energy efficiency.  Whether you have a ducted or split system, proper maintenance and cleaning will ensure that the system is not only operating at its most efficient, but will also pick up on any issues that may need fixing early on, meaning that you can extend the lifespan of the unit overall.


Upgrade your electrical switchboard

Upgrading your home’s electrical switchboard can help reduce energy costs in the home by improving the safety and efficiency of your electrical system.  Older switchboards may be outdated and unable to handle the electrical demands of the modern appliances we have in our homes, leading to inefficiencies, potential energy wastage, and worse still – electrical switchboard fires or failures.

If your electrical switchboard fails, you may need to organise temporary power sources like a generator for a number of days, or even weeks.  This can get quite costly, depending on how long you need to wait for a licensed electrician to do the switchboard replacement.

By installing a new, more advanced switchboard we can make sure that energy is better managed and distributed throughout your home, and also ensure your compliance and safety.  Newer switchboards have the latest in modern safety features and make it easier to connect your solar and/or battery system to the grid.

Install more power outlets

Adding new power outlets or power points throughout your home is a simple way to enhance your home’s value and safety.

When appliances or electronics are connected via extension cords or power strips, energy is sometimes being needlessly wasted, power outlets become overloaded (safety hazard!), and tripping hazards are present.

If we introduce additional power outlets in close proximity to your regularly used devices, or configure them around your furniture layout, we could eliminate your reliance on extension cords and power strips entirely.

This not only makes your home more liveable, but also improves safety.



Looking to upgrade your home?

C & R All Spark Electrical are one of Adelaide’s most trusted and reliable electricians.  We service areas right across metropolitan Adelaide and would love to help with your electrical needs.

You can phone our office on 08 8260 4078, or request an estimate here.

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