This time of year Brisbane residents dust off their heaters and dig out the electric blankets in readiness of the cold weather beginning, hoping to ward against the winter chill. But before you crank up the thermostat take a moment to check all off your winter appliances for wear and tear or damage which may have occurred during storage or gone unnoticed at the end of last winter.
Important - Switch off and unplug the electrical appliance before carrying out your safety check.
When checking the appliances watch out for:
To ensure all your appliances and electrical systems are in safe working order ask your electrician for a complete electrical safety inspection. Your electrician's trained eye will pick up the little damages or issues most residents miss.
Tip - Clean the reverse cycle air conditioner filters before switching over to the winter settings to help the system warm your home safely and efficiently.
It's a good idea to check the Product Safety Australia website for recalled electrical products to make sure the appliances in your home are still safe to use. Here are just a few items commonly used during winter which have been recalled for safety reasons.
Before you fire up the winter appliances give each item a check over for wear and tear or damage to keep your family and home safe this winter.
Electro Systems are Industrial electrical contractors located at Brendale in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. The company was incorporated in 1990 and has been operating since 1981. Electro Systems provide specialist electrical, PLC, and instrumentation systems in addition to general industrial, electrical installation, and maintenance.