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5 things to check when an appliance fails

When an appliance stops working, especially an important one, like a fridge, it’s important not to panic. It helps to try to troubleshoot the problem yourself before you call an electrician out. It’s often a simple problem that you can fix yourself. We’ve put together some troubleshooting pointers to see if you can isolate the [...]

July 31st, 2017|

Don’t Delay. Replace your Smoke Alarm

It’s now 11 years since smoke alarms in homes became the law in NSW. And most smoke alarms have a life span of only 10 years. Up to 60% of homes in NSW could have expired smoke alarms in place and they don’t even know it. This is a worrying statistic as so many tragic [...]

May 1st, 2017|

Lighten Up Safely This Christmas

Christmas is not far away and you may be thinking of putting up the Christmas tree and lighting up your home and garden with impressive Christmas decorations. Without wanting to dampen the Christmas spirit, Hornsby Electric would like to remind our customers to take care decorating your home and avoid any risk of electrical danger. [...]

November 28th, 2016|

Trimming Trees Around Power Lines

Spring is the perfect time of year to trim back overhanging branches around cables and power lines. Trees growing too close to powerlines are dangerous, with the potential of causing fires or bringing down powerlines and causing electric shock. It’s essential to trim any trees on your property to ensure they are not within the [...]

September 21st, 2016|

Do You Trust Your Smoke Alarm?

Did you know that smoke alarms have a life of just ten years? Many people are unaware if their smoke alarm is even working to its best capacity. In fact, up to 60% of households in Australia have an expired smoke alarm in place. This is a scary statistic for something so crucial to the [...]

July 27th, 2016|

Keep your home safe with these easy steps

Childproof your unused electrical outlets Kids are naturally curious and seem to love electrical outlets. Childproof plugs in unused electrical outlets deter them from playing with them and sticking objects into them. Test your smoke alarm and upgrade it, if necessary Up to 60% of homes in Australia have outdated smoke alarms. It’s really important [...]

July 27th, 2016|