Oven Installations and Repairs
Why isn’t your oven cooking properly?
Is your oven taking twice as long to cook your roast lamb? Are your cakes burning on one side and not cooking properly on the other? If your oven is cooking unevenly or is taking forever to cook your food, chances are it could do with a service.
Here are the five most common problems that can affect the performance of your electric oven. (And they can all be easily fixed by a qualified electrician):
1. One of the elements is defective.
Your electric oven has two elements – one at the top and one at the bottom. If one of your elements is not glowing bright red, then it’s not working properly. If an element has burnt out, normally you can see that visibly damaged, but not always.
2. You have an electrical issue.
Faulty wiring or a loose connection could be the cause of one of your elements not working correctly.
3. There’s a faulty temperature sensor.
Most ovens have a temperature sensor that constantly regulates the oven’s temperature by varying its resistance to electrical current as the oven temperature rises. If the sensor gives the wrong amount of resistance, the oven may not cook evenly. And If the sensor becomes loose or burnt out, this can also cause your oven to not heat up correctly.
4. Your oven control board is malfunctioning.
Your oven control board is like an engine for your oven. It works in conjunction with the oven sensor to regulate your oven’s temperature. If the control board reads the sensor information incorrectly, the oven can either cook unevenly or the oven temperature can be inaccurate.
5. Your convection motor isn’t working.
The convection motor drives the convection fan which circulates the air inside the oven. If the motor is not working, then the air inside your oven will not be circulated evenly.
The good news is that one of our qualified electricians, with a few tools, can fix these problems. So stop getting frustrated with your poorly performing oven and contact us today so we can get your oven working again the way it should.
Rangehood Installation & Repair
Why do you need a rangehood?
Cooking produces grease, moisture, steam, heat and smoke. Over time, these accumulate in your kitchen, causing unsightly stains and sticky surfaces to appear on your cabinets, walls and ceiling. Odours are also produced during cooking can make your house stink long after you’ve finished eating your meal.
Rangehoods are an exhaust system that help evacuate and filter the air to help protect your kitchen finishes. They work by filtering and/or removing the airborne grease, steam, smoke, odours and fumes. They also provide a focussed light source right over your stove top so you can see what you’re doing when you’re cooking.
When should you use it? Every time you cook!
How do they work?
There are two main types of rangehoods:
These rangehoods suck the air through carbon filters, releasing the filtered air back into your kitchen. To keep working effectively, the carbon filters need regular replacing.
These remove the contaminated cooking air from our kitchen via a hole in your ceiling or wall. The grease filter inside the unit which traps the oils and greases to keep them out of the blower and exhaust fan needs to be cleaned regularly to keep your rangehood functioning correctly.
Which is the best option for you?
Ducted rangehoods are more effective than recirculating ones and require an electrician to install. Recirculated rangehoods, however, are a great option if you live in an apartment and aren’t able to make a hole in the roof or wall for a vent.
There are other features that need to be considered before purchasing and installing a rangehood including:
✔ Canopy type
✔ Extraction rate
✔ Fan speed
If you need advice on installing, servicing or replacing a rangehood, call or email us for an obligation FREE quote.