Summer is just around the corner and for many of us that means getting outdoors, firing up the BBQ and spending quality time with friends and family.
Want to make the most of the warm weather? Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can spruce up your home – and who better to help than the No Shock Electrical team?
As your local Auckland electricians, we’ve put together a few ideas to help you get your home in tip-top shape and ready for summer.
Show off your garden
Clever use of lighting can have a dramatic effect on your outdoor areas and can really help take your garden to the next level.
Deck lighting and wall lights are great for creating a cosy ambience for your outdoor dining spaces. Meanwhile, bollard lights, spike lights and lanterns can be used to bring attention to garden features such as pathways, water features, pillars and architectural doors and windows.
Remember that outdoor lighting is more about mood than illumination. Instead of trying to drench your backyard in even light, think about it as creating pools of light amongst the darkness – the contrast can do wonders for making your outdoor spaces feel warm and inviting.
It is unwise to run extension cords through the garden, low voltage cabling is much safer. For a safer and more permanent solution, talk to your Auckland electrician about installing an electrical outlet outdoors.
Give the bathroom an electrical makeover
Planning on breathing some new life into your bathroom? A few minor improvements can make a big difference in how your bathroom looks, feels and functions.
Investing in some new lighting, for example, can instantly make a bathroom feel more modern and spacious. Under-cabinet lighting can be an effective way to build ambience without creating more shadows, while pendant lights can lend a sense of contemporary style to the space.
An effective extractor fan is, of course, a great way to keep your bathroom free of damp, fog and bad odours, while a multi-purpose heat-lighting-fan unit can boost the functionality of your bathroom without taking up precious floor or wall space.
Install an electric vehicle charging station
If you’re thinking about making the switch to an electric vehicle (EV) this summer, be sure to have a chat with our certified electricians about charging station options.
While most electric cars come with a portable charger that can simply be plugged into a regular outlet, dedicated EV charging stations offer a safer and more efficient solution.
The benefits of a wall-mounted charging station include:
- Efficiency: An EV charging station allows you to charge your vehicle faster and more efficiently.
- Safety: EV charging stations are designed with safety in mind and often feature a dedicated circuit with a larger load capacity, as well as surge and earth fault protection.
- Cheaper power: Some charging station models have built-in timers, which allow you to tap into off-peak electricity rates and save on power.
Invest in security lighting
Security lighting is a simple and cost-effective way to protect your property and your loved ones. Installing security lights around the perimeter of your property and access ways (such as the driveway, paths, doors and windows) can help deter intruders and improve night-time visibility.
Security lighting ranges from motion-activated lights to smart lights that can be controlled via your phone and alert you when movement is detected. Discuss your requirements with our certified electricians, and we’ll help you design and install a robust security lighting system tailored to the specific needs of your home.
Getting your house ready for summer
The No Shock Electrical team provides a wide range of electrical services to help get your home ready for summer. From new power point installations to full house rewires and everything in between, we have the experience and specialist expertise you need to get the job done safely and efficiently.
As registered Master Electricians with more than 20 years of experience under our belts, you can rely on the team at No Shock Electrical for all your residential electrical needs. To obtain your free quote, give us a call today on 09 636 8742 or fill out our online enquiry form.