Electrician Tips

Why is may geyser not heating up?

 

  • It is a very common problem associated with a geyser. There are 2 heating elements inside a geyser that heat water. If the power supply in your home is fine but there is no hot water from geyser, it indicates that the heating elements have failed. Another reason for no hot water is a faulty thermostat.

 

How do i reset a geyser thermo start?

 

  • The first thing you should check is the water heater’s reset switch, which is usually a red button on the upper thermostat of an electric water heater (you will need to remove the small panel to access it). If the button is lit up, it means the switch tripped and needs to be reset.

 

How can i reduce the power consumption of my geyser?

 

  • Insulate the geyser. Turn the thermo start down. Install a geyser timer.

 

 

Why i my stove tripping the breaker?

 

  • There are a number of possible causes for these units to blow a fuse or trip a circuit breaker. i.e. shorted heaters, timers, loose electrical wires. Unplug the appliance, replace fuse or reset breaker, if fuse or breaker trips immediately, fault is with house wiring or breaker box and requires an electrician.

 

How do i stop my stove from tripping?

 

  • To prevent your oven from tripping: Switch on the oven for 15 to 20 minutes to 150°C at least once a week. To solve oven tripping: Call in a professional service engineer to check and replace the faulty component.

 

What size generator should i buy for a house?

 

  • Homeowners can often power most household appliances using between 3000 and 6500 watts. If your home has a smaller furnace and city water, you can generally expect that 3000-5000 watts will cover your needs. If you have a larger furnace and/or a well pump, you will likely need a 5000 to 6500 watt generator.

 

How much does it cost to install a generator?

 

  • It will take an electrician three to four hours to install a transfer switch at R650 an hour, They can be added with manual or automatic functionality.

 

How do you estimate an electrician Job?

 

  • To determine the estimated labor cost for a job, multiply the total adjusted labor man-hours by the labor rate per man-hour. This is not as easy as it appears. First, you must determine the anticipated labor required to complete the project (total adjusted labor man-hours).

 

How much does it cost for an electrician to replace a light fitting. 

 

  • When you can use the existing wiring, installing new light fixtures will cost whatever you pay for the light itself, plus R650 per hour for an electrician to install them.