• Your workmanship and professionalism was faultless. Prompt payment is an essential part of maintaining a good relationship on experts that we rely on. We will be using you again in the future and will be referring you on
    J Landy
    I have no hesitation in recommending Ku-ring-gai Electrical Service. I have found Matt very professional, friendly, reliable and honest at all times. His workmanship has been second to none and I will definitely be using Ku-ring-gai Electrical Services for all future electrical work and recommending to friends.
    J Smith
    Just wanted to say thank you for your prompt service with the installation of my new oven. I was once again very impressed with the two man team who carried out the work. I’d recommend Ku-ring-gai Electrical to anyone.
    W Sloot
    Thank you to Matt & his team for great service again. The work was completed well with excellent customer service throughout the process.
    R Boyd
    Again, thank you for professional service. The lads are so efficient and seem to really enjoy what they're doing. They're friendly and respectful. It will give us great pleasure to recommend your company both professionally (via our business) and personally.
    L Willard
    Thank you very much for your high standard services and helpfulness, we will certainly be recommending Ku-ring-gai Electrical to anyone looking for an electrician
    A Warburton
    Many thanks for your efficient service, highly recommend you to my friends and should we need more electrical services we will be calling you.
    L Reza
    The boys have done a fabulous job and they tidied up afterwards so well I had to go around and remember what work was requested as it was so tidy!
    T. Yip
  • August 2017 Newsletter

    Rising energy costs have been a major news story lately and rightly so. Over the past few years, the NSW government has provided financial incentives to businesses and households through the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS). It’s a bit complicated but may be worth considering. Read my simplified explanation below.

    But first, let’s start with a home safety tip you may not be aware of.

    Cheers,
    Matt Cox

    Beware! Double adapters and powerboards

    When there aren’t enough powerpoints in a room, it’s tempting to grab a double adapter or powerboard. But they aren’t suitable for all appliances. In fact, they can be a fire hazard in many common applications.

    Double adapters and powerboards are rated at 10 amps. Your kettle, toaster, microwave, clothes dryer – in fact any heating appliance – are all rated at 10 amps each.

    We frequently see home and office kitchens run their kettle and toaster or microwave off the same powerboard or double adapter. This is really dangerous if you use both appliances at once because you are overloading the board or adapter and in serious risk of starting a fire.

    The same holds true for running:

    1. Your hairdryer and heater in the bathroom
    2. Your washing machine and dryer in the laundry

    Staying safe is simple

    It’s usually quite easy to retro-fit a multi-outlet powerpoint to an existing powerpoint.

    Don’t risk it! Call us today to arrange a time for us to add more power outlets where you need them most. In the meantime, remove that powerboard or double adapter and only use 1 appliance at a time.

    For all your home and office wiring needs contact Ku-ring-gai Electrical Service on 0418 442 578 or email info@kuring.com.au

    Could ESS be for you?

    A few years ago, the NSW government introduced an energy saving scheme to encourage homes and businesses to swap energy guzzling equipment, appliances and lighting to energy saving options.

    The scheme is known as ESS (or the Energy Savings Scheme).

    Unlike other programs, ESS is not a rebate scheme. Instead it uses Energy Savings Certificates as “currency”. This is what makes it complicated to understand. However it is a worthwhile scheme which is drawing to a close.

    How could ESS apply to you?

    If your strata scheme or workplace uses old lighting technology (e.g. fluorescent tubes) to provide 24/7 lighting (e.g. in an underground carpark) you may be eligible to apply for ESS Certificates.

    To be eligible, you need to:

    1. Convert to more energy efficient lighting methods e.g. LED lights &/or lighting automation to minimise energy waste
    2. Replace a minimum of 20 inefficient lights to qualify for consideration
    3. Prove the upgrade has resulted in considerable energy savings

    The same applies to any energy inefficient equipment or machinery where investment in better technology reduces energy use. The more money you can prove you are saving, the more ESS Certificates you could be eligible for.

    If you believe your home or workplace may be eligible for ESS, contact us for more information or pass this newsletter onto others e.g. business owners, strata managers or building managers.

    To get in touch, call Ku-ring-gai Electrical Service on 0418 442 578 or email info@kuring.com.au.