Split System Air Conditioning Installation in Hervey Bay and Maryborough

Watkins Electrical provide durable and reliable split-system air-conditioning installations and cleaning services to Hervey Bay and Maryborough residents. As local electricians since 1951 with offices in Hervey Bay and Maryborough, we’ve developed our technique and skills to keep up with the latest developments in air-conditioning technology. You can trust us to keep your home cool and install units diligently and efficiently.

We’re extremely lucky to live on the Fraser Coast; it truly is one of the most beautiful parts of the world that people travel a long way to visit. One trade off to our beautiful landscape however, is the extreme heat and humidity we get every Summer. To cope with the heat, we stock high quality split-system air-conditioning units, designed for the Summers we get in Queensland. You’ll be pleased with the durability and energy efficiency of our air-conditioning units.

When performing our quote for an install, we evaluate the existing electrical componentry of your home and notify you of any necessary modifications, such as an upgrade of your switchboards. Our skilled team of electricians carefully analyse your needs and recommend a system suited to you, or alternatively, they can install an air-conditioner that you’ve already sourced yourself. Please give us a call for an on-site quote for air-conditioning installation.

Air Conditioning Cleaning:

We recommend cleaning your air-conditioners every 6-12 months to avoid air contamination. By not having your air-conditioning units regularly cleaned, you could be potentially exposing your household to mould and bacteria. Furthermore, clogged filters can block air pressure and limit the efficiency of your air-conditioner. Watkins Electrical provide extensive air-conditioning cleaning that ensures energy efficiency and clean air flow.

Air Conditioning Installation

Get in touch to request a quote for split-system air conditioning installation. Call Watkins Electrical on (07) 4121 4294.

Smart Wiring Installation in Hervey Bay and Maryborough

Smart wiring installation is a fantastic way to future-proof your home, and the team at Watkins Electrical are proud to offer this service to Hervey Bay and Maryborough residents. We have approved installers of CBUS systems who can design a system catered specifically to your home for a retrofit, as well as work off plans for new builds. To organise an on-site smart wiring quote at a time best suited to you, please get in touch with us.

What is Smart Wiring?

Smart Wiring allows you to future-proof your home against new infrastructure and appliances. For example, you may decide that you don’t want Pay-TV in your home, but want to avoid tearing up your walls should you choose to subscribe to it later. Or, if you’re installing sensors in your home, we recommend using smart wiring in case you decide to install additional sensors in the future.

With our increased reliance on technology, it’s worth considering smart wiring to ensure that your home is built in a way that enables it to incorporate new technology or features in the future without having to rip up walls and potentially upgrade your switchboards. Smart Wiring is particularly relevant for those in areas about to be wired up to the NBN (national broadband network).

Expert Electricians:

On our team of close to 20 staff, we have a CBUS Approved Technician, specialised in installing smart wiring systems. This allows us to design and install systems catered specifically to your home and needs. While CBUS is certainly the top of the range for smart wiring systems, we can also install cheaper systems to suit any budget constraints.

When visiting you for a quote, we carefully evaluate your needs and make any recommendations based on professional experience. Our installers take extra precaution when servicing any of our customers, especially when it involves complex Smart Wiring systems.

Smart Wiring Installation

Get in touch to organise a suitable time for one of our electricians to visit your property and provide a quote for smart wiring installation. Call (07) 4121 4294.

Smoke Alarm Systems: Installation, Repairs and Testing in Hervey Bay and Maryborough

Watkins Electrical provide a range of electrical services relating to smoke alarm systems including installation, repairs and testing. Our team are dedicated to the safety of your family, and we highly recommend getting your existing alarms tested and if necessary, new alarms installed in your home to maintain their safety. Our team of professional electricians are familiar with all the rules and regulations surrounding fire safety equipment installation, and have been trained with the technical skills and experience passed down over the 65 years Watkins Electrical has been operating.

Please get in touch to have one of our professional technicians assess the fire safety measures your home has in place, at a time best suited to you.

Fire Alarm Systems: Your Legal Obligations

The Queensland Government has recently passed legislation requiring all new dwellings and renovated properties built from January 1, 2017 to have smoke alarms fitted in every room and hallway. Furthermore, properties being leased or sold will also need to meet these requirements from January 1, 2022 onwards. More information is available on the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website.

Fire Alarm System Installation:

Fatal house fires absolutely devastate small local communities such as ours, and we consider ourselves responsible for ensuring the safety of local Hervey Bay and Maryborough residents. We don’t gamble with lives by installing cheap fire alarm systems, and we specifically source high quality alarms for our customers for added peace of mind. Our technicians carry high quality components with them, allowing for quick installations without the need to come back at a later time.

Fire Alarm Testing and Maintenance:

Fire alarms should be frequently tested, and batteries should be maintained to ensure they can operate at their fullest capabilities in the event of an emergency. Fire alarms can be tested on some alarms by holding in the button for a few seconds until a beep sounds. If no beep sounds, it’s time to get a new battery, or perhaps even replacement of the unit.

For those with tall ceilings or alarms that cannot be button-tested, we offer a testing and maintenance service. We’ll also check surrounding electrical components, such as safety switches and switchboards to assess whether your house is as protected as much as possible from an electrical hazard. We recommend that landlords get their fire alarms inspected on final inspections, or before a new tenant moves in.

Fire Alarm Systems

Get in touch to enquire about having a fire alarm system installed, repaired or tested. Call Watkins Electrical on (07) 4121 4294.

Hervey Bay and Maryborough Hot Water Systems

Watkins Electrical install, repair and maintain hot water systems in commercial and residential properties in Maryborough and Hervey Bay. We have a team of qualified and professional electricians available who are all committed to providing great customer service paired with quality workmanship. Visit our project portfolio and about us pages to learn more about our team and our capabilities.

Our professional team of electricians are all experienced in installing hot water systems, and we’re thorough to ensure the durability and safe operation of your water heating system. For more information regarding our hot water system services or to make a booking, please give the team at Watkins Electrical a call on (07) 4121 4294.

Hot Water System Installation:

As proud Hervey Bay and Maryborough locals, we’re happy to team up with local plumbers to install hot water systems and provide maintenance for local households. We can either source a local plumber for you, or work with an existing one to get the job done. Please note that, although we are happy to install electric and solar water heating systems, we are unable to do any of the plumbing and will require a plumber to do this work. Please get in touch with us to organise a quote for a hot water system installation.

Choosing a Hot Water System: Solar vs Grid Water Heaters

Water heating systems are a necessary, yet highly expensive addition to your home, and as such, it’s likely that you’re wondering whether a solar or grid water heating system is best for you. This is a complex question as the needs of our customers vary. When speaking to one of our experienced electricians, they’ll listen to your needs and recommend an appropriate solution based on your usage and living conditions. For example, if you intend to move soon, it may be unwise to buy a more expensive solar heating system when it won’t end up paying itself off before you’ve moved.

We realise that it’s a big investment, and professional opinion matters greatly to our customers. Please give us a call to discuss your options or organise a quote on a hot water system installation.

Hot Water System Maintenance:

Sometimes water heating systems don’t function effectively, and you usually don’t find out until you get your next bill. We’re highly experienced in not only the installation of hot water systems, but also the maintenance and upkeep of them. We carefully analyse the condition of your system components individually to find out the problem, to avoid making you pay for a replacement system unnecessarily.

If you are experiencing problems with your hot water system, we also provide an after-hours emergency electrician service to get the problem sorted immediately.

Hot Water System Quote

Get in touch to discuss your needs and request a quote for a hot water system installation. Call (07) 4121 4294.

Electrical Appliance Installations in Hervey Bay and Maryborough

Watkins Electrical are a team of professional and qualified electricians based in Maryborough and Hervey Bay who specialise in providing residents, commercial businesses and industrial properties with a range of electrical services including electrical appliance installations. Whether it’s a stove, range hood or wall-mounted TV, the team at Watkins Electrical has got you covered. Visit our projects gallery to see some of the different projects that we have had the opportunity to work on throughout Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

The range of appliances in the average household has expanded dramatically since our initial establishment in 1951. As such, we have expanded our services to provide installation of appliances to the main power supply, such as wall-mounted TVs and kitchen appliances. You may also require professional installation assistance if your new appliance is a European or American brand which was designed for a different type of power outlet then what we use in Australia.

For more information or to book a professional electrician for the installation of your new electrical appliances, give the team at Watkins Electrical a call on (07) 4121 4294.

Professional Installation of Electrical Appliances:

Our team of professionals combine modern techniques and knowledge with the expert wisdom passed down from our founder, “Nutty” Watson, over three generations. We’re highly experienced in installing electrical appliances and take extra care to ensure safe operation and durability. Installing split-system air-conditioning is more complex, and we offer a separate service for this. Similarly, we can also install power and data points if that is all your appliance requires.

The types of appliance we commonly install include:

  • Stoves
  • Ovens
  • Cooktops
  • Rangehoods
  • Wall-Mounted TVs with hidden cabling

Electrical Appliance Installation Services

Get in touch with the team at Watkins Electrical to request a professional electrician to install your new appliances. Call (07) 4121 4294.

Switchboard Upgrades and Safety Switches

Watkins Electrical provide safety switch installation and switchboard upgrades to local Maryborough and Hervey Bay residents. Established in 1951 by a Maryborough local, we’ve managed to retain many of our initial customers and their descendants due to our reputation for quality workmanship. In that time, however, our reliance on technology has increased and many of the switchboards and safety switches installed back then are outdated and not in line with current industry standards – some older houses don’t even have safety switches!

Due to the hidden-away nature of switchboards and safety switches, many people are unaware of the dangers that an outdated system poses. Watkins Electrical take precautionary measures when installing new switchboards and safety switches to make sure nothing is overlooked, keeping your family and appliances safe from unnecessary electrical hazard.

If you would like more information regarding this service or are concerned that your switchboard is outdated, give the team at Watkins Electrical a call today on (07) 4121 4294.

What are Safety Switches and Switchboards?

Safety switches, or residual current devices prevent zapping. These differ from circuit breakers, which prevent power surges and protect your appliances; safety switches protect people. It is vital that these are installed in homes to prevent your loved ones from harm. We sometimes find that these are non-existent on older homes. Safety switches are a legal requirement for all homes built from 1992 onwards, and they must be installed on older buildings by the landlord after purchase and before leasing out the property. So if you are living in a building which was built before 1992 and which you have lived in or owned since before 1992, then there is a good chance that your home does not have a safety switch.

On the other hand, switchboards are the brain of your house’s electrical circuit, and they are where all the electrical ‘nerves’ of your house meet. Old, outdated switchboards may not be capable of supporting the installation of new appliances; for example, when we install split-system air-conditioning, we quite often have to upgrade an existing switchboard to prevent short circuits. If you have flickering lights or experience power trips frequently, chances are you need your switchboard to be replaced. Please give us a call if you’ve experienced any of these problems, or are concerned about the status of your safety switches, to ensure the safety of you, your family, and your appliances.

Upgrade Your Safety Switch and Switchboard

Get in touch to request a quote for the replacement, repair or upgrade of your switchboard or safety switch. Call Watkins Electrical on (07) 4121 4294.

Maryborough and Hervey Bay Electrician Specialising in Power, Data and Light Points

Watkins Electrical are a Maryborough and Hervey Bay electrician specialising in the installation of lighting, data and power points for residential, commercial and industrial properties. We have been providing quality service with a name that locals can trust to Maryborough and Hervey residents since 1951. We have two branches, one located in Hervey Bay and the other in Maryborough, ensuring that we have a team of qualified electricians dedicated to each area available.

The team of electricians at Watkins Electrical combine expert knowledge and skills with quality components to ensure our customers are confident about the safety and function of their switches and power points for many years to come. Please give us a call to have one of our qualified electricians visit you at a time best suited to you.

Light, Data and Power Point Installation:

With the growing use of technology in Australian households, sometimes there just isn’t enough power points to suit your needs. When installing new power, data or light points, we inspect your componentry including safety switches and switchboard, making sure they’re still in satisfactory condition. This allows us to ensure the safety of your loved ones isn’t compromised by faulty or overloaded electric circuits.

Our technicians carry all the most common light fittings and switches with them to ensure quick installation with no need for a second call-out. We’ve built strong relationships with wholesalers and component manufacturers (including being a member of Club Clipsal), which allows us to source any fitting you desire if you have a specific décor or design in mind. Want to convert your existing bathroom light fitting into a 3-in-1 light, fan and heating fitting? No problem! Give the team at Watkins a call today to book your Hervey Bay or Maryborough electrician.

Book a Maryborough or Hervey Bay Electrician

Get in touch with the team at Watkins Electrical to organise a suitable time for one of our Maryborough or Hervey Bay electricians to visit your property. Call (07) 4121 4294.

Electrical Repairs in Hervey Bay and Maryborough

Watkins Electrical have been servicing Maryborough and Hervey Bay locals with quality electrical repairs and maintenance since 1951 and our commitment to customer satisfaction has allowed our customer base to steadily grow into what it is today. We carefully evaluate the needs of our customers and provide professional services that suit their desires.

As our houses get older, it’s important to evaluate the safety and functionality of your electrical components as they age. The team at Watkins Electrical believe in taking pro-active measures to ensure that your electrical systems are well-maintained and kept in line with current industry standards and practices. Most people aren’t usually concerned with the state of their electrical components until something breaks, but our team will evaluate other areas of your house when we come to repair a broken electrical component to ensure your safety. This is especially important in the old ‘Queenslander’ style homes common in Maryborough that may have componentry that is decades old.

If you would like more information regarding our electrical maintenance and repair services, or would like to book on of our qualified electricians to visit and assess your property, please give the team at Watkins Electrical a call on (07) 4121 4294.

Electrical Repairs:

Some of the common electrical repairs we do include:

  • Faulty lights and switches
  • Power/ Data Point failure
  • Slow ceiling fans

Our professional electricians carry the most common components and fittings with them to ensure they can solve your problem on the first visit. All our components are sourced from high quality manufacturers to ensure our customers don’t have to call us back for many years to come. At the request of the customer, we can source and fit specific components to replace the old ones. Please give us a call to have one our professionals out to your house at a time best suited to you.

Emergency Electrical Repairs:

Electricity can be extremely dangerous in the wrong circumstances. If you experience a smell of burning, witness a fire, or get a zap after using any electrical components or appliances, we urge you to call us immediately on our 24/7 emergency telephone number to have a professional visit you at any time of the day. Similarly, if you have no power or hot water, or any other urgent electrical issue, please call us immediately to have the problem fixed as soon as possible.

Book Electrical Repairs and Maintenance Services

Get in touch to organise a suitable time for one of our professional electricians to visit your Maryborough or Hervey Bay property for any of our electrical repair or maintenance services. (07) 4121 4294.