Sparky's Electrical Blog

How to Ensure That Your Grill Is Ready for Your Culinary Compositions

Australia is a land where you simply have to embrace the outdoor lifestyle. Many people have outdoor pools and extensive back gardens, with a paved patio that's just perfect for entertaining. You may have a grill that takes pride of place on your patio and may be looking forward to firing this up for your first cookout. However, if you haven't paid much attention to this appliance since last season, is it still up to the task? Read More 

Fundamentals of Installing an Air Heat Pump

Most home owners are gradually moving from the use of centralised air conditioners and customary furnace. The main reason for this shift is the ability of air heat pumps to effectively provide a dual function of these two devices. The equipment is designed to provide enough cooling during the summer season and warmth during the cold seasons. Apart from its dual purpose nature, here are few things you should know about installing air heat pumps. Read More 

What to Do When Your Oven Cooks Unevenly

Have you noticed that your food is cooking unevenly recently? If your food is always more well done on one side, there could be a fault with your oven. If you expect the oven isn't cooking as evenly as it should, here's a step-by-step guide to rectifying the problem. Step 1: Test It First Sometimes, when cooking instructions aren't followed carefully, a working oven can appear to be cooking unevenly. The easiest way to check whether your oven is cooking evenly is to toast a loaf of bread in it. Read More 

4 Ways to Insulate Your Hot Water System

Maintaining your hot water heater is essential if you want it to run efficiently, but in addition to routine hot water maintenance, you may also want to take steps to insulate your existing hot water heater. Improving the insulation prevents the hot water tank from losing heat, and that saves you energy in the long run. Here are some insulation techniques to consider: 1. Insulate the Tank Itself To help your hot water tank keep as much heat as possible, you may want to wrap it in a layer of insulation. Read More 

What to Do If You Don’t Have Enough Outlets in Your Home

You need a place to plug in your newest electronics, but low and behold, there just isn't room. This scenario plays out over and over again, especially in older homes without a lot of outlets. Luckily, there are options. Try these tips: 1. Use Power Strips Power strips can help increase the number of available outlets you have in your home. You can buy strips that you plug directly into a wall or ones that have a small cord with a strip of outlets attached to it. Read More