With endless gadgets, chargers, kitchen appliances and increasingly elaborate home entertainment systems filling homes, without the right wiring, things can start to get messy and even a little dangerous. Here are the best ways to stay on top of things and bring your home into the tech age.
Safety first. Whether your home is old or new, if you want to avoid an electrical catastrophe you need to make sure your switchboard suits your power needs. Anyone who has ever lost hours of work or had a reset alarm clock make you late due to an inconvenient and totally preventable power outage knows how frustrating a faulty switchboard can be. Make sure it doesn’t happen again by getting yours checked out. And maybe invest in a better alarm clock, at least one with batteries.
Product: Switchboard Upgrades
Stop piggybacking your power boards. Stop stacking endless combinations of power boards and double adaptors onto a single wall socket. Not only does it look tacky, there is a good chance you could start a house fire. It’s a thing and it’s not fun. Instead, upgrade to a few larger power outlets in the rooms you need it most like your living room, study and bedroom.
Product: Quad Power Point
Ditch the extension cords and add sockets where you need them. For anyone who has ever wanted to rearrange their home but was held back because of poorly positioned wall sockets, or wanted to add a TV to the bedroom without having to run an extension cord across the floor, this is the solution for you. You’ll be able to plan your interior design first and then simply have your wall sockets installed after, where you actually want them. You’ll have your home looking like an IKEA catalogue in no time.
Product: Power Points
Not just for airports, get your own USB sockets installed at home. In this modern age, where socket space is at a premium, why waste a free spot on a USB cable when you can ditch the power adaptor and plug it straight into its very own USB socket instead. Place them wherever you need most and you’ll never have to worry about running out of battery because you didn’t have enough room to plug in your charger again.
Product: USB Sockets
Upgrade to waterproof power outlets in your kitchen and bathroom. These days, some of the most gadget-filled spaces in our homes are also the most dangerous. While a lot of products these days are designed to be safe to use around water, your sockets may not be. So, if you’re the kind of person who uses a lot of tech in the bathroom or kitchen it might be time to look into having some waterproof power outlets installed.
Product: Waterproof Power Outlet
Pascoe’s Gas, Water & Electrical can help you every step of the way. Call today on 1300 072 726 and say hello to the future.