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Guide To Electricians Melbourne

Guide To Electricians Melbourne

Home Owners Guide To Electrical Contractors

Modern day life revolves around electric power. To ensure that our lives function adequately, we need a complete and continuous supply of electricity. For this to happen, electricians and other electrical skilled labor are required to transmit, distribute, and maintain our electrical systems and equipment. Being an electrician is, however, a risk due to electrocution cases, and thus caution must not be thrown to the wind. It is thus paramount to study electrical engineering courses from a credible college before getting into the field. People sometimes lie about their credentials when it comes to this area, and for that reason, countries across the globe have set up various regulating bodies that will look up electrician certifications before they repair any of your appliances.

In Australia, the Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) is one of them. Jeremy Highland, a local electrical contractor from Pro Electrician Melbourne stated in a recent interview that “the electrical industry in Victoria is highly regulated now and it is very hard to anyone without a license to perform electrical work. I haven’t heard of anyone being unlicensed for over 10 years” he added.

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Electrician Licensing

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) is the regulating body in Victoria. They license and register all electrical personnel within and across Victoria. They have various types of licenses that they issue out;

  • Electrician’s license (A)
  • Registered electrical contractors (REC) & Restricted electrical worker’s license (REL)
  • Switchgear worker’s license (SW)
  • Supervised worker’s license (L)
  • Licensed electrical inspectors (LEI)
  • Electrician (Supervised) Worker’s (ES)
  • Occupier’s license (O)

According to their website, a license will set you back some amount of money depending on the fee structure provided on the above site as stated via this link. 

Common Domestic Electrical Services

Energy efficient light installation

  • Installation of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) instead of Incandescent lamps
  • Installation of energy-efficient fluorescent lamps in place of “conventional” fluorescent lamps
  • Use of an automated device, such as a key tag system, to regulate electric power in a room.
  • Add lighting controls such as photo sensors.
  • Replace all signs with light emitting diode (led) signs.

Data cabling

  • Copper Data Cabling
  • Fiber Optic Data Cabling
  • Serial cable
  • Coaxial cable
  • Ethernet Cables (Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a)

Home renovations

  • Re-Wiring & Switchboard Upgrades
  • Additional Power points, switches, and sensors
  • Wall Mounting TV’s
  • Hard Wired Smoke Alarms
  • New Lights and Fans

Smoke alarms

Heat detectors and smoke alarms

Heat Detectors are the oldest type of fire detection in this category.

There are three types of smoke alarms, a combination ionization/photoelectric, ionization and photoelectric.

Test and tag 

  • A person who carries out testing and tagging ends up;
    Being able to distinguish between electrical equipment that is double insulated and electrical equipment that is protectively earthed.
  • Understanding how the regulations and relevant guidance material apply to electrical equipment used in the workplace.
  • Understanding the limitations of their training
  • Knowing how to use the appropriate testing instruments accurately, interpret and record Results
  • Carrying out a visual examination of electrical equipment

General electrical repairs

  • AC and DC Drives & Motor Controls
  • Motion Controls
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Valve Controls & Actuators
  • Safety Devices

How to choose a reliable electrician

  • Make sure they have License and Insurance
  • Make sure they are Qualified and have enough experience
  • A recommendation from someone whose opinion you trust can be invaluable when choosing an electrician.
  • Choose an electrician with the right attitude and proper communication skills.


Electrician Prices 

The table can help you see the picture of some sample electric jobs and how much they charge per hour.

  • Installing a ceiling fan – $200
  • Installing an attic fan – $500 (includes the cost of fan)
  • Inst Installing a bathroom exhaust fan – $350alling a light switch – $155
  • Fixing a bathroom fan – $200
  • Installing a whole-house “smart” system – $900
  • Repair an Attic Fan – $ 295
  • Setting a generator – $225
  • Installing a light fixture – $195
  • Electrical panel upgrade or installation – $1,000 to $1,300
  • Repairing a light fixture – $165

DIY Electrical work Dangers

Do it yourself projects are not encouraged in electric appliances as there is not only the risk of electrocution, Incorrect fitting of outlets and switches, Use of wires and cables that are of the wrong size, Wattage of light bulbs, but the improperly installed wiring is the leading cause of house fires across the country.

Guide to electricians melbourne

Service Locations

  • City of Melbourne CBD
  • Carlton 3053 – Carlton South – Carlton North 3054
  • Docklands 3008
  • East Melbourne 3002
  • Jolimont
  • Flemington 3031

Eastern municipalities and their suburbs 

  • City of Boroondara
  • Solway postmark
  • Ashburton 3147
  • Alamein
  • Solway
  • Balwyn 3103
  • Balwyn East
  • Stradbroke Park

Western municipalities and their suburbs

  • City of Brimbank
  • Albanvale 3021
  • Albion 3020
  • Ardeer 3022
  • Brooklyn 3012
  • Cairnlea 3023

Southeastern suburbs 

  • City of Bayside
  • Beaumaris 3193
  • Cromer
  • Black Rock 3193
  • Black Rock North
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Ricketts Point
  • Brighton, Brighton Beach  3186
  • Middle Brighton
  • Brighton East 3187
  • Cheltenham 3192
  • Southland Centre
  • Pennydale


Always call a licensed electrician to carry out any electrical renovation or wiring work around the home. Don’t attempt to remove any rotted appliances where electricity gets connected without consulting with your electrician.…

Installing Solar Panels on A Budget

Installing Solar Panels on A Budget

How to Save Money Installing Solar Panels

Over the past few years, solar panel installation has seen a drastic drop in prices, something that has resulted from the increased availability of solar panels prices globally. Perhaps you want to cut charges on installation especially if you are on a budget.

If that is the case, then you only require professional assistance on the most demanding part of installation such as wiring and metering the house. Whether you choose DIY or professional make sure that your system suits your needs. You should also make sure that it fits your budget.

Installing Solar Panels on A Budget

How Solar Panels Work

Solar has been used for decades on rooftops as an alternative energy source. Have you ever wondered how they work? Well, a material known as the photoelectric effect, which produces electric sparks when subjected to sunlight, was discovered in 1839 by Edmond Becquerel.

Later, after studying the material, scientists realized that it could be harnessed and this resulted in the creation of the first photovoltaic cells, which were made of selenium in the late 1800’s.

Solar panels work by establishing an electric field, which is achieved by “doping” silicon with other materials.

On the top layer of the silicon is phosphorous which helps add electrons and hence a negative charge. On the bottom layer is boron, which minimizes electrons, and hence the positive charge.

Types of Solar Panels

There are three types of solar cells and these include the following.

  • Single crystal cell

These are sliced into thin wafers, which are then installed in long cylinders. They are the most energy intensive solar cells, and although they use a lot of material, they produce the most efficiency cells capable of converting most incoming sunlight into electricity. Their modules account for up to 23% lab test, and their global usage accounts for slightly above a third of all PV systems.

  • Polycrystalline cells

These are made by casting molten silicon into ingots and then sliced into small squares. Their production cost is low, and so is their efficiency with their top module efficiency accounting to 20 percent lab test. They are widely used with their usage account for almost a half.

  • Thin film cells

In these cells, the entire module is made at once by spraying thin films of material such as amorphous silicon on glass or metal surface to come up with the entire module instead of making individual cells. Although this method is great at lowering cost, it is also low regarding efficiency and their usage amount to up to 10% of the global market.

Benefits of Using Solar

With numerous advances in technology, solar energy is now widely available. On top of that, it has several other benefits including the following.

  • It is environmentally friendly compared to other sources of energy since it does not pollute the air of produce greenhouses gas.
  • Owning a solar panel means that you are using less energy from your utility supplier and hence helps cut on power bills.
  • In most cases, energy needs increase around mid-morning to around 4 pm. Then, it peaks again in the early evening. You consume a lot of energy at these times. The production of solar energy is at its peak at such times. That means you can increase your energy production at such times while reducing your cost for consuming the same energy.
  • Use of solar energy means that the grid system is protected against overload and hence solar energy is credited for improved grid system security (http://www.greenmatch.co.uk/blog/2014/09/7-benefits-of-using-solar-energy).


Tips for Getting Cheap Solar System Installed in your Home

Solar panels are no longer just associated with rural areas, which are far from the power grid. Instead, urban areas have started embracing the use of solar energy and especially because of the benefits that it offers. However, prior having a solar panel system installed in your home, there are a few things that you need to put in consideration.

  • The quality of the panel- there are several models of solar panels in the market, and it all depends on how much you are willing to invest. You might settle for a cheap panel only for it to fail to meet your energy needs.
  • The manufacturer- before settling for a specific brand, you need to confirm that the manufacturer is reliable and has established his credibility in the market.
  • The amount of energy required- the amount of energy you sue at your home will be helpful in determining the size of the panel.


Cost of Installing Solar Panels

Nowadays, installing solar panels on a budget is easy. The price of solar panel installation continues to decrease with homeowners paying an installation fee of around $2.87 to $3.85/ watt. A solar panel with an average size of 5 kW costs around $10,045 to $13,475 after all tax credits are deducted. If you compare the prices to a year before, you will see that they have reduced by nine percent.

The Savings You Can Make If You Install Solar

Did you know installing a 3-kilowatt solar system would generate about 450 kilowatts each month? That level of energy production amount to almost half of a person’s monthly electricity consumption. Now assume that you pay $100 for your electric bill. In this case, you can save as much as $50 each month for a lifetime.

Since solar power is meant to help you reduce bills, you also need to be willing to make a good initial investment, regarding purchase and installation. After the installation, you only need to follow manufacturer’s advice on maintenance.…

New Website Launch

New Website Launch

Welcome to the new Fission Energy website.

We have some exciting news related to the services and new community coming to Fission Energy.

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Regards, The Fission Team…

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