time of the year again and we are simply loving it. The festivities, the
lights, the bustle, every bit of it is just so much fun.
So, as you
get your home ready for the guests this Christmas season, it’s time to think
about a few electrical upgrades that could make your home so much more secure
and convenient for yourself and your guests.
As a licensed electrician in Geelong, Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for us with emergency electrical services requests pouring in from all sides. To avoid paying a premium by calling for electrical service at an odd hour and save yourself from the inconvenience, we advise our customers to request their electrical service in Geelong before holidays kick-off.
So we have made a list of the top electrical upgrades that can help you get through the busy season especially when your home is packed with guests.
1. Upgrade to LED
Throw away the old energy-consuming Christmas lights and get some LED ones. That’s not all! With your home bustling with guests, it would be normal for people to leave rooms without turning off the lights. With the outdated energy-consuming halogen bulbs this could burn a really big hole into your pocket. However, upgrading the lights throughout the home with LED installation in Geelong can save you a fair bit over the holidays even with the whole house lit up at the same time.
2. Install more power points
We all are familiar with the constant fighting over whose gadget gets charged first. Imagine the chaos when your house is full of guests and you have only a limited number of power points in your home. Consider new power points installation especially in the guest’s room and the living room. Also, don’t forget the kitchen as you might be using more appliances than usual to whip up those delicious Christmas treats for the guests.
3. Childproof outlets
seem to be fascinated by power points. We wish we could understand why. But
while we are wishing we also know that we need to do something to stop them
poking their fingers into those mysterious little wholes in the walls.
If you are expecting
guests with kids or pets, now is the time to protect the little ones by childproofing outlets
throughout the house especially the ones that are within their reach.
4. Replace faulty appliances with new
You don’t want the merry days getting spoiled with someone in the house getting a shock after using a faulty appliance. You know your house well and the things in it but your guests don’t. Hairdryers, toasters, iron, portable fans, and so many other appliances are just lying around the house and while you may know the magic trick to use them while they are still faulty, one of your guests might get a really bad electric shock after using it. Be safe. Pack and put away all faulty electrical appliances and get new ones instead for your own and your guests’ safety.
5. Sensor lights, security camera and
are planning to go on holidays or staying home with the guests, stats show that
Christmas is high time for property offenses and Santa might not be the only
one tip toing into your home after everyone has gone to bed.
Installing sensor lights and security cameras outside your home is a good way to ward off intruders, along with a home security alarm system that can alert you or neighbours in case you are away.
As licensed electricians in Geelong,
we believe that the above mentioned electrical upgrades to your home will make
the holiday season more fun for you as you can rest assured that your home is
electrically safe and way more convenient for yourself and your guests than it
If you need a helping hand to get any of those electrical installations in Geelong and to avoid calling for emergency electrical services on Christmas Eve, feel free to give us a call right away and we will be more than happy to be of assistance.
We hope this season brings lots of fun and happiness to your family.