Frequently Asked Questions

The Electrician's FAQ's

Please see below our most commonly ask questions in relation to our business and our electrical work

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The best time to get an inspection done is when you have a building & pest inspection completed on a property you are purchasing. This way you will know of any future problems that may arise and have an idea of how much you will need to budget to pay for any upgrades needed.

If you have already purchased your home and are concerned that there are electrical components that may not meet electrical standards, you should contact your electrician to organise an inspection.

One thing that is common to cause your power to trip, is that a device or appliance has an internal fault. Turn off and unplug everything in your home, including your fridge and/or freezer. One by one, turn everything back on in your home until it trips again. Chances are, what you just turned on needs to be replaced. If you still have concerns, contact an electrician to come out and have a look. 

There are many reasons a switchboard upgrade is required. One reason is that the electrical components of older homes were not designed for today’s energy consumption. Upgrading your switchboard may prevent power issues arising from having an inadequate switchboard.

Further, older switchboards tend to not meet current legislation and standards. For example, they do not have safety switches installed on every circuit – a requirement of current electrical standards.   

In 2017, new legislation came into effect meaning that by January 2027, all homes in Queensland will be required to have the new smoke alarms. If your property is a rental, the due date to comply with this legislation is January 2022. For more information, please see our article on Smoke Alarms.

Not only can you be fined, but you risk the health and safety of the residents of your property or those visiting your business premises. If something is not wired correctly, it could potentially destroy your equipment or, even worse, cause a fire.

Not only that, unqualified persons performing electrical work may unintentionally electrocute themselves, which causes even more issues and a tonne of paperwork.

On top of that, your home insurance may become void if you do your won electrical work.

Only get electrical work done by a qualified electrician.

All businesses are required to have certain electrical equipment tested and tagged at regular intervals. To find out more, visit

Solar panels convert sunlight into clean DC  electricity. A solar inverter then converts the DC electricity into grid-compliant AC  electricity to power the home.

Utility power is provided when needed e.g. at night or during peak demand periods. Excess electricity can also be exported to the utility for credit or revenue, depending on the available solar scheme.

With our solar systems you can power your home with solar energy to reduce your electricity bills or earn revenue, depending on our local solar scheme.

Actual savings and revenue will depend on factors such as your home’s power consumption, the size of your system, your electricity plan, and so on. Our team can talk you through all of the information.

It’s a smart, long-term investment. Install solar to enhance your property value and mitigate the effect of rising electricity costs.

The StorEdge® solution is designed to maximise your solar
energy usage for increased energy independence and lower
electricity bills.
Excess PV power is stored in a battery and used when
needed to help meet your home consumption demands.
The backup option allows you to stay connected even
during power outages.

Quality solar products installed by expert electricians offer exceptional safety. SolarEdge’s SafeDC™ feature is designed to reduce the PV array to a safe voltage upon AC or inverter shutdown, offering more protection to installers, firefighters, and your home. Compliant with the most advanced safety standards.

In a PV system, each panel has an individual maximum power point. Differences between
panels introduce power losses and can lead to under-performance of the entire system over time.

With traditional inverters, the weakest panel reduces the performance of all panels. With
SolarEdge, each panel produces the maximum energy, and power losses are eliminated.

Our 6.6kW Solaredge solar systems start from $6500 supplied and fitted on a single story tin roof. (Government rebate has been applied to this price)

We Proudly Provide The Best Service In Industry

We stand behind our claims and our customers stand behind us! ThermoSpark Electrical has been voted no 1 in Ipswich (read the article here)
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