I recently called Kuringai Electrical for the first time and was very impressed not only by their quote to do the job, but also by their service. They gave me appointment times on two occasions and arrived on time twice – amazing! The service was completed efficiently and promptly – no time wasted (which I’d be paying for) and no mess for me to clean up when they’d gone – amazing! I would certainly call them again if I needed an electrician. IV

Matt - You have been beyond an electrician to me - a great electrician, and more. I would not hesitate to recommend you should anyone ask. DC

October 2019 Newsletter

Even high tech sound systems need power!

Sonos sound systems are amazing. They provide brilliant sound that’s controlled with an App on your phone. The system works with any of your favourite streaming services such as Spotify, Audible, Apple Music, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and heaps more.

It will also stream music straight from your smart phone and can be used by your TV, home theatre system or turntable.

With the Sonos App, you can control speakers located anywhere in your home, garage or office and there is now a rechargeable, portable speaker that can be used outside.

While the Sonos system works via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, all the components need powerpoints and that’s where we come in.

Whether you want to mount your speakers high on the wall or hide your sound bar and amplifier in a cupboard, we can help you. For advice or to make an appointment, call 0418 442 578 or email info@kuring.com.au

If you’re planning a party or two this summer, you’ll want your sound system set up just right so get in touch.

Catching the rain

With the drought well entrenched, many Sydney-siders are looking at rainwater harvesting to help their gardens survive over summer and to top up their swimming pool water.

While we can’t install rainwater tanks, we can assist with the installation of outdoor powerpoints for the pump that will take the tank water to where you need it.

We can also install outdoor powerpoints for your irrigation system and to power your outdoor Christmas decorations. While we’re talking outdoor power, don’t forget your power requirements in the garage or garden shed.

For all your electrical requirements, contact the team on 0418 442 578 or email info@kuring.com.au

October 10 is World Sight Day

World Sight Day began in 2000 by the World Health Organization (WHO) to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. This year, the theme is focusing on eye health and vision care.

In our work, we often see people struggling to see clearly in their homes – even with regular eye checks. Fortunately, the solution could be as simple as converting older light fittings to LED versions.

LED globes reach full brightness instantly while using about 85% less energy than halogen or incandescent lights.

LED globes will last between 15,000 – 50,000 hours (depending on the globe) which is much longer than halogen globes (1000 – 5000 hours) and old incandescent globes (approx. 1000 hours).

For multi-purpose rooms, where homework and crafts make way for cosy entertaining, choose a cool white LED globe and ask us to fit dimmer switches.

For advice on your lighting options or for help to install new light fittings, call us on 0418 442 578 or email info@kuring.com.au

Service Promise

We have 4 key service promises. Here’s one of them – We’re problem solvers.

We will happily do the electrical work for new builds and renovations. But when it comes to adding or changing light fittings, powerpoints or switches to existing homes, it can get a little tricky. We love the challenge of finding innovative ways to achieve what you want and make it look great.

Get in touch for all your home or office wiring needs. Contact Ku-ring-gai Electrical on 0418 442 578 or info@kuring.com.au

June 19 Newsletter

4 Top gadgets for a user-friendly bathroom

It may not be the first room you think of when it comes to quality time at home but your bathroom is the happening place for personal hygiene and grooming.

Here’s a few tips to amp up your user experience:

Bathroom lighting

How about a heat, light & fan combo?

Heat, light and fan combos are a great option for bathrooms – especially in units where there often isn’t any ceiling space to accommodate an exhaust fan.

A great new product on the market is the Rapid Response by Fantech. It features a stylish, contemporary round or square design with the LED light positioned in the centre of the grille.

The light can be controlled separately to the fan and they come in a choice of black, white or silver to suit your décor. They are also relatively quick and easy to install and well worth considering.

Exhaust Fans

You’ll need one of these anywhere that gets damp or steamy like your bathroom or in an internal laundry if you have a clothes drier. Internal powder rooms are another area that can be difficult to ventilate properly.

Fantech has a model designed especially for ventilating tricky areas. The ceiling-mounted exhaust fan draws fresh air from under the door cavity while stale air is removed.

There are lots of exhaust fan options available to suit your needs – including units with a light and exhaust fan in one. We can help you choose the right exhaust fan for your bathroom, powder room or laundry.

We also replace existing fans when they break down or become noisy. It’s usually a simple process. So if your exhaust fan has seen better days, contact us on 0418 442 578 or email info@kuring.com.au to get started.

Heated Towel Rails

Don’t forget your towels – there’s something comforting about stepping out of a hot shower and wrapping up in a warm towel.

These days, heated towel rails are very economical to run. Some models are safe to install in or near your shower, so you can grab your towel before you begin to drip dry.

They come in a range of sizes to suit most bathrooms – even compact ones. We can help you find a perfect fit for your bathroom.

September 2019 Newsletter

Tangled cables getting you down?

We have the answers.

Blue-tooth technology was expected to reduce the tangle of cables connecting our computers and printers, our home theatre systems and our phones. But as we visit our customers’ homes and offices, we still see tangled cords and cables as well as an array of devices competing to recharge at power outlets.

The volumes are staggering!

At last year’s Innovation Summit, Ben Green, Schneider Electric’s Director of Smart Home Spaces, announced Australian homes currently have an average of 17 connected devices. They include smartphones, tablets, watches, home theatre and sound systems, TVs, Fitbits, smart speakers, refrigerators and home energy usage monitors.

This astounding figure is expected to rise to 37 connected devices per household by 2022.

It’s a similar situation in the average office. In 2017 Small Business Trends reported the average employee uses 2.3 devices to complete work plus they’ll carry their own personal devices as well.

There is often a work smartphone, a private smartphone, a desktop or laptop computer and maybe a tablet as well. Plus a printer and possibly a VOIP desk phone.

No wonder there are cords and cables lying around everywhere!

There are dangers to this overload of technology, and we’re not talking about potential trip hazards – although they are important. Tangled cords can cause other problems too but there are solutions. Here’s what you need to know.

The electrical dangers of unruly power cords and cables

  1. A shortage of powerpoints or poorly positioned powerpoints can result in multiple extension cords connected together between a power outlet and a workstation. This can cause power overload resulting in tripped circuit breakers, blown circuits or worse, electrical fires.
  2. Tangled power cords are more likely to wear or fray which can give electric shocks.
  3. A tangle of family-owned devices can easily fall off benchtops and onto unforgiving tiled or hardwood floors creating a dent in the family budget.

The solution

There are all sorts of ways we can solve these problems for you. For example:

  1. Moving existing powerpoints
  2. Installing additional powerpoints
  3. Replacing a 2 gang powerpoint with a 4 gang outlet
  4. Installing Clipsal USB Chargers

Clipsal USB Chargers come in a variety of configurations from a single powerpoint and USB plug to a 3 Gang USB Charging Station. They are easy to install in bedrooms, kitchens and offices – in fact anywhere that is away from a heat source (like a microwave or kettle). When retro-fitting, all we need is an existing powerpoint.

If tangled power cords and device recharging cables are getting you down, we can fix it. Simply get in touch by calling 0418 442 578 or email info@kuring.com.au

Show us your cables!

Do you have the worst tangle of power cords and cables in Sydney?

If you do, we want to see it.

Just send in your messiest cable photo and if we think it’s the worst in Sydney, we’ll help you by installing a USB powerpoint for free.

Don’t be embarrassed. We’re here to help.

To enter, simply send your photo to info@kuring.com.au before 30 September along with your name and best contact phone number. The winner will be notified and a time arranged to come to your home or office.

Good luck.

Service Promise

We have 4 key service promises. Here’s one of them – We value your time.

Life’s busy and we understand how difficult it can be to wait around for a tradie so this is what we promise you: