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September 14, 2019

Why You Need to Rewire Your Old Home

If you take a look around Perth and surrounds, there are plenty of older houses that are the cherished homes of those living in them. And while living in an older home makes sense to plenty of people, something that isn’t often thought about is how safe the wiring is in a home – especially […]

Electrical Advice
August 20, 2019

What You Need to Know About Test & Tag in Your Workplace

When you run a business, whether small or large, there are plenty of compliance and OH & S issues that you need to be on top of, and Test & Tag is another to add to the list. The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act) requires all electrical equipment at workplaces to be […]

Electrical Advice
August 6, 2019

Are You Feeling Secure?

Crime is on the increase and for many homeowners and tenants, it no longer feels enough just to lock your doors at night or when you go on holidays. If you’re pondering what other options you have when it comes to home security, there’s plenty of options on the market and you may not have […]

Residential Electrical Advice
June 15, 2019

Why You Need Professional Solar Installation

Considering installing solar modules (some call them solar panels) on your roof at home? You may already be in the process of gaining quotes or you may simply still be in the consideration phase. Like anything however, that “cheap” or “easy” quote may not always end up being the best option down the line. Solar […]

Electrical Advice
May 21, 2019

5G Mobile is coming. Time to rip out the cabling?

5G – Fifth generation mobile data – is the buzz! And why not, when it will be around a hundred times faster than the current 4G delivery system, without any appreciable rise in cost. So instead of waiting an interminable 8 minutes or so to download a full length movie, you can press play in […]

Electrical Advice, PRF News
April 21, 2019

New technology = new dangers.

Most people have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), which is a fancy way of describing the fact that our phones, cars, televisions, fridges, light switches and more are – or soon will be – connected to each other and the internet, and sending data back and forth at a furious rate. It’s all […]

PRF News, Residential Electrical Advice
January 14, 2018

So, you want an Electrical Safety Certificate for a rental property…

As one of Perth’s most experienced electrical services providers to the real estate industry, we at PRF deal with a lot of property managers. And one thing that continues to surprise us is the confusion around Electrical Safety Certificates. Property managers are forever ringing up and asking us if we can inspect rental properties and […]

Residential Electrical Advice
January 7, 2018

Electric cars: will shopping centres lead the charge?

Electric vehicles (EV) have been around for a long time. But now at last they are starting to become a serious contender for choice as the family car. It’s projected that within the next 20 years or so, EV will make up some 27% of car sales, or about 270,000 vehicles per year. That’s 2.8 […]

Commercial Electrical Advice
December 31, 2017

Let’s talk about solar systems and batteries

We get a lot of enquiries about solar power and batteries, especially since Elon Musk started talking up the Tesla Powerwall, a 7kWh lithium ion battery. But what is the reality behind solar batteries and savings? The Tesla Powerwall and Payback Choice have examined the Powerwall story in detail, looking at the costs involved and […]

Solar Installation Advice