Kitchen Appliance Installs Brisbane Wide

Every kitchen appliance is different and has special demands. ARTEC Solutions covers kitchen appliance installs such as ovens, stoves, and rangehood installations in Brisbane.

If you have purchased a new kitchen appliance, it should be installed by a qualified electrician. Installation requires more than just plugging it in.

Some appliances may require a separate power point and others their own electrical circuit. Others may need to be hard-wired. Whatever your specific needs the electricians at ARTEC Solutions can help.

Our expert electricians are licensed and insured. They can install any new kitchen appliance that you have. Whether you are adding a new appliance or replacing an existing appliance we’ve got you covered.

Oven Installation
Stove Installation
Rangehood Installation
Trash compactors
…And More
Issues That Come Along with Kitchen Appliance Installs

Older homes were not designed to handle the electrical demands of today. The more appliances that you install, the higher the strain you are putting on the system.

Most house fires are caused by electrical issues. The electricians at ARTEC Solutions can make sure that your home can handle the load.

ARTEC Solutions offers a wide range of professional and reliable fan installation services across Brisbane, including bathroom exhaust fan installation and bathroom exhaust fan replacement. Our highly experienced and friendly team is ready to advise and assist with any bathroom fan installation services you may require.

With the bathroom being the moistest environment within a household, getting the right professionals for the job is essential. With over 12 years of earnest and dedicated experience, ARTEC Solutions can offer you added service benefits such as:

Experienced & Passionate service.
Responsive & Timely solutions.
Extensive Post-Service Clean Up.
Highly Trained & Licensed Technicians.
Premium Quality Products.
Stress-Free Solutions.
Advantages of Bathroom Exhaust Fan Installation

Overall, exhaust fans offer a straightforward and efficient way to combat the build-up of mould, mildew, stale air and foul odours within a household. Particularly for the bathroom, they are a great tool to make your experience in the bathroom a cleaner and more enjoyable one in general.

If you are considering a bathroom exhaust fan installation or replacement, let’s look at some of the benefits, which include:

Replaces stale air with fresh oxygenated air.
Helps combat odours as well as moisture build-up in the bathroom.
Assists with temperature regulation in the room.
Reducing the humidity also lessens the prolonged damages sustained to your cabinets, paint and tiling when moisture build-up is reduced or eliminated.
The circulation of fresh, moving air will also add a layer of comfort to your time in the washroom.
What are your Options for a Bathroom Fan?

Wall-Mounted Fans

If the ceiling is not an option, wall-mounted fans are a good alternative. With a motor mounted internally in the wall, with ducting leading to an eternal vent, this is an excellent option for a discrete and effective ventilation system in your bathroom.

Ceiling Mounted Ventilation Fans

These are the ideal placements for bathroom fan installation, allowing for more efficient extraction in very moist environments such as the bathroom. Fans can be installed as a single unit or part of a 3-in-1 heating lamp, fan, and light combination.

Window Ventilation Fans

If there is a lack of roof space in your bathroom, window exhaust fans are a great alternative for your bathroom exhaust fan installation. They usually tend to be more cost-effective, and with the newer technology we have access to, these fans are no longer the extremely noisy and clunky pieces of metal they used to be.

At ARTEC Solutions, we take pride in offering Brisbane the best possible products and service we can. We conduct our installations with the utmost care and professionalism possible.

With an extensive post-service clean up, you can rest assured that regardless of which fan installation or replacement you might be considering, we will get the job done right the first time.

Our expert team is also happy to advise and suggest the best solutions for you should you be uncertain about which the best options are for your bathroom exhaust fan installation. With various styles and colours, we can also help strike that balance between style and functionality.

LED and Light Installs

At ARTEC Solutions, our electricians are experts at light installation in Brisbane.

Having the right lighting installed in your home or business can change the way a room looks and functions.

The design and layout can transform a drab area into a modern sophisticated space. No matter what type of lighting you are looking for, ARTEC Solutions can help.

Choosing Lighting For Your Brisbane Home or Business

Before you choose your lighting, you need to take into consideration the function. What are you using the lighting for? Is it for reading or cooking? Or are you trying to create a mood?

Ambient Lighting

This is the most common type of lighting. It can be natural lighting as well as artificial lighting. The purpose is to light up a room. Lighting fixtures are often installed to substitute for natural lighting.

Accent/Directional Lighting

This type of lighting is often referred to as mood lighting. But you can use it for other things as well. Accent lighting can highlight architectural features and illuminate artwork. Accent light installs can create a visual interest inside and outside.

Different Types of Lighting

The main reason for light installs is functionality. Each type of lighting serves a purpose. Finding the right fixture can make all the difference. Even the darkest drabbest rooms can transform into a place that you want to hang out.

There are several different types of lighting styles to choose from. Choosing the right design and having the proper placement is important to the look of your home or business.

Modern Lighting

Modern lighting has clean lines and patterns. The surfaces are usually smooth with little to no decorative detailing. The light fixtures have an effortlessly timeless style.

Contemporary Lighting

Contemporary lighting has been designed to complement current styles. They are often eye-catching and have creative designs. They work well in homes that are up to date with current design trends.

Classic Lighting

Classic lighting is ageless. It is elegant and often made of glass and crystals. Linens and luxurious woods are also common design elements. An example of a classic lighting fixture is a crystal chandelier.

Art Deco Lighting

Art deco lighting incorporates metallic finishes with glass accents. Fixtures are typically large with pointed edges. They are adorned with bold geometric patterns. Art Deco lighting fixtures are often used to make a dramatic impact.

Rustic Lighting

Rustic lighting is often used to give a home rural charm and a cabin feel. It is a natural style that brings in elements of nature. The fixtures are generally made from wood, metal and fabric.

You can help keep your family safe and improve your electrical supply by upgrading your switchboard.

Here at ARTEC Solutions, we are a leading switchboard upgrade provider in Brisbane and we can get your service safe and up to date.

ARTEC services all areas of Brisbane.

Are you in the Brisbane region and in need of a new switchboard?

Do you still have a fuse board that is giving you problems or is your existing switchboard outdated?

This can be quite frustrating and dangerous.

Signs You Need an Electrical Switchboard Upgrade

Switchboards do not last forever, so make sure that you upgrade yours when the time comes.

Some common signs that you need a new switchboard are as follows:

Flickering Lights
Blown Fuses
Short Circuits
It’s Overcrowded
You Have Rewired Fuses
No Safety Switch (RCD)
Loose Connections
Your switchboard is the central key to your home’s power needs and it crucial that it is in top working condition to guarantee your family’s safety.

If you have an older home your switchboard is probably outdated. We provide reliable switchboard upgrade in QLD.

Outdated switchboards are the cause for most electrical fires. A switchboard upgrade allows you to remove the dangers from old fuse and plug-in circuit breakers. Some of the older switchboards contain asbestos, which is a proven carcinogenic.

Asbestos should be removed and it needs to be done correctly or it can cause even more health risks.

If new material is required in a switchboard that contains asbestos the panel will need to be removed. We are able to remove it and replace it safely.

Protect Your Family And Your Home

All of these symptoms can be dangerous and can cause major issues. It is important that you take all preventative measures, and have your switch box replaced, to protect your family from a deadly house fire or electrical shock.

Older switchboards were not designed to cope with today’s high demands and they might not have the required RCDs.

These RCDs offer a layer of protection that protects against getting shocked and electrical fires.

They are able to protect you and your family from electrocution by cutting off the power source instantly.

Are You Adding More Electrical Equipment and Appliances?

If you are adding new equipment in your home or any 3 phase equipment, such as an air conditioner, you will need to upgrade your electrical switchboard. .

As previously stated, older switchboards were not designed to handle today’s current electricity needs.

When they were installed there might have been only one or two appliances running.

Energy conscious home-owners are quickly switching to LED lighting, for not only the savings, but also for the advanced capabilities and stunning lighting designs that are now available. There is no question that there are significant savings by installing LED lights over traditional lighting products, with the added life span of an additional 30,000 hrs plus.

“Quality LED lighting will be a greater expense than simply by replacing out-dated lights, but the savings that will be received long term makes the initial upfront cost well worthwhile.”

LED lighting that has been designed for homes are usually bright, with the dimmable options available to create ambiance for different room applications. One of the most important features of LED lighting is that it can be programmed and controlled.

Emergency Exit and Lighting Systems

It is a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of employees and clients by complying with the Australia Standards for all commercial and industrial and or office buildings to have installed emergency and exit lighting systems.

In a serious incident, exit & emergency lighting systems can play a big part in preventing life threatening injuries and/or death in some circumstances. Just like in your personal home, you are required to install smoke detectors to ensure the safety of your family in case of a fire. The same risk is at your workplace, installing and maintaining emergency systems are essential to the safety and credibility of your workplace.

Emergency exit and lighting systems need to be positioned correctly to ensure adequate lighting is always available in an emergency, they must also be installed on a lighting circuit and derive its supply from a permanent active.

It is essential that emergency exit & lighting systems are routinely inspected and endure regular scheduled maintenance checks by qualified electrical personnel. Maintenance plans need to be managed and scheduled every 6 months, which includes inspections, testing and repairs; such as replacing fluorescent tubes or batteries, entire fittings and repairs or replacement on the control equipment.

Whether you’re constructing a new building, or redeveloping an old one, it’s very important to ensure that exit & emergency lighting systems are carefully considered.

Contact the ARTEC team if you require a quotation or an upgrade on any emergency & exit lighting system.

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Split System Air Conditioning: how it works & tips for use

How does Split System Aircon work?
Also called reverse cycle air conditioning, a split system air conditioner works to cool or warm your home, creating a comfortable living environment by filtering the air and removing the moisture which causes humidity. Split system/reverse cycle is one the cheapest ways to cool and heat your home.

Split System Cooling
The principle behind air conditioning is simple. Two coils (one inside your home, the other outside) are connected by pipes filled with refrigerant. This fluid has the property of easily absorbing and rejecting heat, and is pumped through this circuit of pipes by a compressor. Two fans pass air over these coils.

During the cooling cycle, warmed refrigerant circulates through the outside coil where it releases heat and cools down. It moves back inside, and is circulated through the indoor coil.

The hot air inside your home is blown over this cold coil (and filtered and dehumidified at the same time) where it cools down and, in turn, cools your home. During this process the refrigerant warms up and moves back outside to repeat the cycle. (Your domestic fridge is a good example of this process.)

Split System Heating
When heating your home, warmth is generated by ‘reversing’ the operation of the air conditioner. Instead of expelling the hot air and circulating cool air it does the reverse, extracting heat energy from the outdoor air and sending it indoors (yes, even in cold weather there’s some heat energy in the outdoor air)—hence the term ‘reverse cycle’ air conditioning.

Points to consider before installing
The characteristics of your room will influence they type of unit you install. Consider:

The size of the room: length, width and height
The type of room: living room, open plan living room, kitchen, bedroom?
Orientation of windows in the room: north or west-facing windows can let in a lot of Summer heat
Insulation of the floor, ceiling and walls.
Why these points matter: systems that are too powerful for the room size will result in the room getting too cold or hot, inadequate dehumidification (i.e. not drying the air enough, making the room feel less comfortable), increased power consumption and running costs, as well as wear and tear on the system. Underpowered models, on the other hand, may have to run more often at maximum output, which could dry the air too much and also create excessive wear ad increased power consumption.

Where to locate your Air Conditioning unit
To ensure optimum performance, single package units or the outdoor section of split systems should have adequate ventilation and, if possible, be placed in a shady area.

Direct sunshine and restriction of air access will reduce the air conditioner’s performance.
Adequate clearance from obstructions is essential to ensure that exhaust air is not re-circulated back through the outdoor unit.
Energy saving tips
Generally the best temperature to set your air conditioning to is around 24 – 25°C in summer and 17 – 19°C in winter. You can save considerably on the amount of energy consumed for each 1°C of cooling or heating that you do without.

For example when it’s 35° outside, setting your air conditioner to around 25, rather than say, 22, can save a significant amount of energy without your system running constantly—try to balance between your comfort and the efficiency of the system.

Shade your windows in summer with curtains, awnings, or shutters to reduce heat absorption by up to 80%. Heavy linen curtains with pelmets will also help trap heat in winter. This all helps in reducing the overall running costs of your air conditioning.

Caring for your Air Conditioning unit
Air conditioning maintenance is always based on individual use, but in general you should check filters once a fortnight and replace the batteries in your remote control (where applicable) once a year. At the same time check the outdoor unit is clear of leaves, shrubs or dirt build up. To clean, simply brush or hose the outdoor coil. Please read the filter section below for more information.

Check and clean your filter regularly
The primary purpose of filters is to protect the indoor coil from dust build-up, which could reduce the overall performance of the air conditioner.

It is important to regularly check and clean your filter. The majority of service calls are due to a dirty or blocked filter and in most cases a service fee is charged even if the air conditioner is under warranty.

Most split system air conditioners have a specially treated additional filter that traps fine pollens etc which greatly helps people suffering from allergies. (Ducted systems can now have electrostatic air filters fitted, which is the ultimate in home or office filtration. We’ll be discussing ducted air conditioning in a later blog).

Air conditioning maintenance is just one simple fortnightly operation. Because the air filter in any air conditioner screens out dust and pollen particles, it should be removed regularly and washed. This simple operation is covered in the individual unit’s instruction manual.

All filters have a limited life span and will need replacing as over time they lose their dust holding capabilities. We recommend replacing a split system filter every two years.

Artec Solutions are experts in air conditioning supply, installation and maintenance. Our technicians are fully licensed and insured, and are trained to the most up-to-date industry standards. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and customer service, offering advice and solutions tailored to suit your requirements.

For more information, contact us via the button below or visit our Air Conditioning page.

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This newsletter explains some of the simple things you can do to make using electricity in your home as safe as possible, such as installing safety switches, maintaining your electrical equipment and making sure everyone in your home understands how to be safe with electricity.

We cover import topics such as:
Home appliances
Wet Areas
Safety Tips
Electrical Surges
Home Renovations
Safety Switches

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Did you know:
House fires kill more Australians than all natural hazards.

900 people died in preventable residential fires in Australia between 2003 – 2007

Statistics show that non-working smoke alarms increase the risk of dying in hose fire by 80 per cent.

New Smoke Alarm Laws
From 1 January 2022, all Class 1a and Class 2 Buildings leased or sold are required to comply with the new Queensland legislation. Even buildings with the Australian Standards 1670 Fire Detection Systems must comply with the new smoke alarm requirements: they must be less than 10 years old, interconnected, be photoelectric, be installed in each bedroom and on each level.

To comply with this legislation, interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required:

From 1 January 2017: in all new dwellings and substantially renovated dwellings (this applies to building applications submitted from 1 January 2017).

From 1 January 2022: in all domestic dwellings leased and sold.

From 1 January 202: in all other .domestic dwellings

Our trained technicians can supply and install a large range of certified smoke alarms and systems that comply and operate to this new legislation.

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The project was for a Multi-purpose court at Eureka Accommodation Village located outside of Moranbah near Goonyella Riverside Mine.

The principle contractor was McCoskers and we were responsible for the installation of General lighting and power to the facility, including the installation of GM hinged poles.