Sowter Electrical & Air Conditioning

  • I Need To Fix My Hot Water System

    Generally, hot water systems are reliable and durable. In fact, the humble hot water system can last up to 20 years. Continuous flow gas-fired systems last the longest, up to 20 years, while electric hot water systems last between 8 and 12 years. Essentially, the warranty period will give you ...

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  • Is It Time to Replace Your Aircon?

    Reverse-cycle aircon is a fantastic addition to any home and at any time of year. But in Coffs Harbour, when it’s both hot and humid, AC is a lifesaver. In fact, for some extreme days, aircon is considered a crucial part of any house, not just a luxury. However, even ...

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  • Help, Mr Sowter! Why Is My Electric Bill So High?

    There’s no doubt rapidly increasing utility costs are contributing to high electricity bills. In fact, Australia has experienced a shocking rise in electricity over the last 20 years. As a result, we now have some of the most expensive electricity in the world! The good news is there are simple ...

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  • How Hot to Set the Hot Water Heater Temperature?

    Setting your hot water temperature to just right means you’ll be provided with enough hot water for your family’s needs. Plus, you can save money by not wasting excess hot water. However, getting it right can be a case of trial and error. And believe me, the kids will let ...

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  • Home Office Electrical Wiring

    Working from home has become increasingly popular over the last 18 months. Obviously, the pandemic has been a significant driver for change. Now, some workers are choosing to continue to work from home. There are definite advantages for some. These include no lengthy commute, flexible timings and better lunches! But, ...

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  • Stay Cosy This Winter – A Brief Guide To Electric Heating Options

    As we approach the colder months, it’s time to think about your heating options. Just what is the best electric heating system for your home? This brief guide will look at the main electric heating options such as reverse-cycle air conditioning and resistive electrical heaters. As you’ll see, what’s the ...

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  • 5 Key Indicators Your Office Needs Electrical Maintenance

    Regular electrical maintenance is essential for many reasons. Primarily, it’s vital for safety and for the prevention of accidents. Also, it can help improve the efficient running of your office and save money on power bills. So, if you don’t have a regular electrical maintenance schedule in place, it’s a ...

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  • Choosing the Right Contractor for Electrical Maintenance

    Proper electrical maintenance is an essential part of running a business. After all, most businesses rely on powered digital devices such as IT systems, payment systems, security and air conditioning. Therefore, choosing the right electrical contractor is crucial to keep your systems running smoothly, safely and efficiently. So, if you’re ...

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  • How Much Electricity Does My Air Conditioner Use?

    A recent survey has found that many Australian households have reduced their air-con use to reduce their electricity bills. Furthermore, they view their air-con as both essential and probably the most significant contributor to their energy bill. Well, perhaps surprisingly, this isn’t necessarily the case. The same survey also found ...

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  • How to Buy the Best Air Conditioner

    If you’re in the market to buy air conditioning for your home or business, there’s a lot to consider. For example, what size do I need? Where should I position it? How much will it cost to run? The most popular kind of AC system in Australia is called a ...

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  • Ways to Save Energy this Summer

    The Summer months generally mean higher electricity bills. Big energy users are air conditioning and pool pumps. In addition, if it’s really hot, then families tend to retreat indoors, therefore using more power for TV’s, lights and showers. In fact, there are lots of factors in the summer that contribute ...

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  • The Cold Facts on Hot Water

    Pro-active maintenance is the key to a long-lasting hot water system. After all, there’s nothing worse than a cold shower on a winter’s morning. And just like your printer always runs out of ink when you really need a vital document printing, so it is with hot water. It’s guaranteed ...

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