As your incandescents burn out, it’s a good time to consider switching to LED bulbs. By now, you probably know that LEDs have an impressive lifespan (20-something years!) and are very cost-effective. You probably also know that while they’ve come down in price quite a bit, some options are up to five times more expensive than traditional bulbs.
Despite the cost, now’s the right time to switch to LEDs. These bulbs have made significant advances over the last few years, finally delivering the warm light incandescents have comforted us with for decades.
Contact us for help and advice on choosing the right led lighting for your situation.
The short answer is yes, but you are limited in output. We have had no issues supplying power at past wedding ceremonies. Once we have a list of your equipment we can calculate your loading requirements.
Get in contact with us and we can look at some pricing and solutions that best suit you and your special day.
Heat transfer systems simply move warm air in a tube from room to room. All systems are very simliar. They can be useful in some circumstances.
Probably shifting heat from a log burner room to others is the best application, the other rooms will certainly get warmer – but never hot. If the tubing is long it will be less effective.
Houses built prior to late 1970 were not designed for today’s multiple appliance and lighting loads, and contain either VIR (Vulcan Indianised Rubber), or TRS (Tough Rubber Sheath) wiring, and porcelain re-wirable fuses. This wiring system has been found to perish and decay very quickly, leading to hazards such as electric shock, fire, overloading, and short-circuiting.
Any homes still containing this wiring should be rewired with TPS (Tough Plastic Sheath) as soon as possible, and have their fuses replaced with Circuit Breakers and Residual Current Devices, as required by law in all new homes built in New Zealand today.
House re-wiring usually involve some of all of the following:
- The complete removal of all old TRS and VIR cables, old steel conduit and rewiring with new TPS cables.
- All original sockets, lights switches, light fittings and other electrical fittings are replaced with modern fittings.
- New mains cables are installed and the dodgy old fuse board and porcelain fuses are thrown out and replaced with a modern recessed or surface mounted switch board, circuit breakers and residual current devices (RCDs).
- Power meters that were once part of the interior fuse board can be re-located to a new meter board outside, so that the meter reader no longer requires access inside the home.
- Finally an electrical inspector will check certain aspects of the job and sign off the Certificate of Compliance.
- Quite often insurance companies will offer a reduction in premium cost when old houses have been rewired.
Most homes can be completely rewired within one week, with minimum disruption to the occupier, and no damage to the walls or ceilings. The work that is started each morning will be completed before 5:00pm so that full power to lights, hot water etc is always re-instated each night.
The cost to rewiring your home will deppend on a number of factors. Not just the size of the house and number of electrical cables and fittings, but also the accessibility through the sub-floor and ceiling areas, and the extend of re-wiring that is required.
We offer a free safety inspection and quote, if you suspect that your home is in need of partial or complete rewiring contact us.
We most certainly can bring your vintage item into our workshop and we’ll run through your options and come up with a spectacular design.