About Andrew Gray

Andrew Gray is the man behind Sydney's leading electrical contracting company - Need an Electrician. Andrew and his friendly team love getting their teeth into challenging electrical work that others won't or can't do. They provide expert, friendly electrical services throughout Sydney and offer 5 rock solid guarantees.

Outdoor Lighting: tips for choosing the best lights

The weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting longer. Now’s the time to take full advantage of your back garden or front deck with outdoor lighting.

Choosing outdoor lights isn’t as simple as picking the cheapest or the most attractive model. You’ll need to take into account a range features that will affect […]

Will Switching Light Globes Save You Money?

Changing a light globe isn’t as simple as it used to be.

When we purchase a new bulb at the supermarket or hardware store, we are faced with an overwhelming array of light globe varieties. To add to the confusion, some bulbs can cost as little as 50 cents, and others over $20.

So, is it […]

Switchboard Upgrade – Do I Need One?

Have you heard the horror stories? Well, we don’t want to scare you, but an old, overloaded switchboard is a serious fire hazard that not enough homeowners think about.

The thing is, old switchboards were designed to cope with the average household’s electricity use at the time. Think about how much has changed since the […]

Winter Energy Saving Checklist

There’s no doubt about it, we spend the most money on energy during the colder months. Here’s a handy energy saving checklist that you can use to cut power costs this winter.
General

Use appliances during off-peak periods, if possible
Use LED lamps
Opt for task lighting
Consider movement detecting lights in high traffic areas

Retaining Heat

Ensure windows are covered […]

When do I need a Sydney Electrician?

We may be a nation of DIYers, but electrical work should only be done by a licensed electrician or registered electrical contractor. So, the answer is simple: unless you’re changing a light bulb, you need a Sydney electrician for all electrical work.
The Dangers of DIY Electrical Work
Don’t be fooled – electrical work is complex […]

7 Ways to Save Energy this Winter

We all want to save energy and cut power bills, and with winter upon us, we know that our energy usage is only going to increase.

Here’s 7 ways you can limit your energy use and save money during the cooler season.
1. Take Advantage of Off-Peak Electricity
When possible, use electrical appliances during off-peak periods (usually early […]

Up to Half of all Fire Fatalities Could Have Been Prevented?

One of life’s most confronting and terrible truths is that one third to a half of house fire fatalities may have been prevented if the homes had a working smoke alarm, according to Fire Investigation and Research Unit case study research.

When it comes to smoke alarms, don’t cut corners. While battery powered smoke alarms […]

Why Every Home Needs a Working Smoke Detector

No only do smoke detectors save properties, they save lives. They detect fire smoke much sooner than anyone sleeping could, and provide crucial time to take action against the fire. Plus, having at least one smoke alarm per storey in your home or office is law.

Here are a couple of stats that really drive […]

The Truth About Fires Caused by Damaged Electrical Wiring

This year alone there have been three devastating house fires in Sydney that have made national news headlines, one of which resulted in fatalities. In a one-year period, the Fire & Rescue NSW reports over 4,500 house fires. About 40% of these are caused by electrical issues, including damaged wiring. The scary thing is, […]

How a Rat Nearly Killed Me

You never know what could be going on with your wiring unless you get it inspected. Just wait until you hear how a rat nearly killed me!

Old or faulty wiring can be an urgent electrical hazard, and must be tended to immediately. If you’re not sure about the state of your electrical wiring, it […]