Experts making it easy!
At O’Brien Electrical Hume, we take pride in providing high quality and dependable electrical services to you in and around Canberra, ACT and into regional NSW. Whether you want to book our residential or commercial services, our fully qualified full-time team of electricians are ready to help you.
We maintain a fleet of fully equipped vehicles run by experienced and highly qualified electricians. We can help you with planned services or emergency electrical work. We service all areas of the ACT and surrounding NSW including Canberra, Fyshwick, Tuggeranong, Woden and Belconnen.
Our Electrical Services
- Critical Power Solutions
- Data and Communications
- Emergency Callouts
- Emergency Lighting
- Energy Audits
- Fibre Optic
- Heating Installation
- Industrial Electrical
- Lighting Design
- Maintenance, Installation & Servicing
- New Home Electrical
- Preventative Maintenance
- Residential Electrical
- Rural Electrical
- Safety System Design & Integration
- Solar Power Installation & Servicing
- Thermal Imaging
We cover all aspects of electrical work for residential, commercial, and government. Our team is led by brothers Andrew and Scott, who strive to ensure that you receive outstanding customer service on every job.
All work undertaken by us aligns with Australia’s health and safety requirements. When you engage us, you can rest assured you will receive quality electrical work by industry experts and friendly service to boot.
We are electricians that Canberra homes and businesses can rely on to provide high-quality installations, repairs, maintenance, and inspections. No matter what your electrical needs may be, you can trust the experienced team at O’Brien Electrical Hume to get the job done and done right.
Whether you’ve got an electrical fault that needs investigating or need an upgrade or new installation completed, our team can get the job done. We are all fully qualified and time-served, with excellent knowledge of the regulations surrounding domestic electrical work in the ACT and NSW.
When you book with us, you can rest assured you will receive top service and high-grade electrical work. We can provide both scheduled and emergency electrical services to homeowners across Hume who need us to assist 24/7.
Our team can complete a wide range of residential electrical projects, including:
- Electrical upgrades
- Retrofitted LED lighting upgrades
- Exterior lighting installation
- Electrical repairs
- Rewiring (both full and partial)
- Switchboard replacement
From offices to shops, showrooms, restaurants and more, we can complete the electrical work you need for a safe, well-functioning workspace.
We specialise in designing and installing commercial lighting for all types of commercial settings. If you want your shop space to look more enticing to customers and at the same time provide the correct illumination for staff to work effectively and safely, we’re happy to help.
We also provide data cabling services, putting in place what’s needed to take your tech to the next level and have it as reliable as possible.
We understand that if an electrical problem develops in an industrial setting, prompt repair is essential to minimise disruption. Our electricians are local to the Hume area, ensuring we can attend quickly when you need us in the region.
In addition to emergency work, we can also carry out:
- Electrical installations (including large-scale premises).
- Energy audits (which can be a great way to cut overheads without compromising output).
- Electrical upgrades, including additional infrastructure to support fresh tech.
- Work to repurpose premises.
We are electricians that all Canberra domestic and commercial customers can count on for a wide range of electrical work and emergencies.
We operate a responsive 24/7/365 service, ensuring that when you need us, we can be with you rapidly. Our team arrives well-equipped, ensuring we’ve got everything needed to resolve your issues as quickly as possible.
Do you need an electrician in the area? Why not give us a call to discuss your needs with our experts and organise a booking that suits you.
What is an energy audit?
Electricity is an expensive resource! A growing awareness of the need to conserve resources, alongside rising energy prices, is prompting many home and business owners to look at ways to reduce their consumption of electricity.
This is where an energy audit can help. An energy audit involves considering the various elements in a property that uses energy, then looking at ways that consumption may be reduced. This may include changing the way an organisation operates, investing in new, energy-efficient tech, or increasing insulation.
In most cases, the savings acquired by following the recommendations in an energy audit should offset the cost of the audit, as well as save even more money in the longer term.
What is the benefit of an electrical upgrade?
Advances in technology and changes in lifestyle over time mean that the average home or business uses far more gadgets and appliances than was the case even twenty years ago.
Many properties don’t have the electrical infrastructure to deal with this increase, which can cause problems.
Upgrading your electrical wiring ensures your property has the capacity to run numerous appliances easily and safely.
How do I know that my wiring needs attention?
If you haven’t had your wiring checked in the last five years, we recommend commissioning an electrical survey to determine what sort of condition it’s in. If the survey throws up any problems, at O’Brien Electrical Hume, we can provide the necessary remedial work.
In addition, if you notice any of the following, we recommend calling us out, as some aspect of your electrics is likely to be unsafe.
- Flickering lights, or sockets that only work intermittently.
- Sparks, a smell of burning or blackened areas near any electrical installations.
- A lack of space on your panel board for more switches to control circuitry.
- Regular use of large powerboards.
- Appliances “shorting out” or frequent power cuts.
- Exposed or loose wiring.
What is an electrical emergency?
If you suspect that an element of your electrics is unsafe, or if a lack of power is causing issues, it’s likely an electrical emergency. When something goes wrong with your electrics, the safest thing to do is to switch the power off at the mains and call us out. Typical emergencies include:
- Electrical failure that leaves you without hot water/heating/cooling.
- Failure of refrigeration units (particularly in commercial or industrial enterprises).
- Storm damage relating to your property that results in a loss of power.
- A flood that has resulted in water dripping through your electrics.
- A situation where there is sparking or burning from electrical wiring.
How do I know an electrician is suitably qualified?
Under Australian law, electricians are required to be licensed, due to the nature of the work they do. ACT electricians can be either “unrestricted” or “restricted”. You can check the credentials of an ACT electrician here.
As you will see from the database, the O’Brien group is fully licensed, which is proof that our team has the right skills and knowledge to work on your electrics safely and legally.
Do you provide landlord electrical services?
Yes! We provide everything from inspection and testing through to rewires, upgrades, safety checks, smoke alarm checks and installation. We can also advise new landlords on what’s needed to ensure their property can legally be let with respect to its electrics.