Smoke Detector and CO Alarm

Smoke Detector and CO Alarm

Smoke Detector With Carbon Monoxide Alarm

 

Our recent electrical work at a client’s home included general electrical work wiring in this awesome smoke and CO alarm.

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General Electrical Needs

Remember that our team are qualified, experienced, awesome electricians! Yes our passion is renewable energy and we love solar, but we are also happy to help out with your general electrical needs. Especially when we are already out installing your amazing new solar system!

We recently completed an awesome solar system for a client on the Mornington Peninsula that asked us to help with some electrical work while we were there. The old switchboard was a little dated and dangerous, so we upgraded to a brand new one while completely refitting all of the lighting from the old halogen style bulbs. They also had some of the Google Nest Smoke and CO alarms that needed hard wiring throughout the property for a little extra peace of mind.

The Nest Protect has been redesigned from the inside out by Google. It has an industrial-grade smoke sensor, tests itself automatically, and lasts up to a decade. It’s also the first home alarm you can hush from your phone without any extra hardware required. And just like the original Nest Protect, it tells you what’s wrong and can even alert your phone. Carbon monoxide is poisonous, but you can’t see it or smell it. That’s why Nest Protect has a long-lasting carbon monoxide sensor as part of this fantastic product.

You can purchase the product direct from the Google store and we can happily install for you, or if you prepare we can source product options for you and install them while on site with any other electrical needs.

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Power your home in an outage with a generator transfer switch

Power your home in an outage with a generator transfer switch

Power your home in an outage with a Generator Transfer Switch

 

Keep the important things running during an outage with a generator transfer switch!

Home Energy Solutions

A Generator Transfer Switch is an alternative for a battery

The popularity of battery storage options such as the Tesla Powerwall have continued to grow in recent years and we are including a battery with almost a quarter of our solar installations now. However, a battery is not always affordable or the right option for everyone. A more affordable option is to install a generator transfer switch.

Everyone can benefit from a battery storage solution for their home or business, who wouldn’t want to use the energy stored from their solar panels at night or during an outage!? Sometimes the cost is prohibitive and the return on investment is too long for it to be the right decision.

If you are one of the many people who want to have the benefit of a battery back up especially during an outage, then there are other options to consider. A generator transfer switch is something we have installed for clients a number of times in recent months, it is becoming more popular as the available generator options improve.

What is a generator transfer switch?

A generator transfer switch is an electrical device that switches the power from your electrical utility to your generator, and vice versa. It is usually installed next to the electric panel in your home by a professional such as Dunton Group. A transfer switch makes it easy and convenient to power your home. When the power goes out, you simply flip the switch to “Generator Power,” connect your generator, and start the generator. There’s no need to mess with multiple extension cords.

A transfer switch lets you use your home’s wiring system to power any appliance in your home with your generator quickly and easily. This includes items like a stove or a water pump, ceiling fans, and other appliances are hard wired into your home. A transfer switch is the easiest and safest way to connect these items to the generator.

A transfer switch can also increase the usefulness of your generator. A transfer switch makes power management very easy to do. You can easily turn on and off various circuits to accommodate changing power needs.

New Technology In Generator Power

As the demand for renewable energy grows so does the new technology available for us to enjoy! The latest options in solar generators is really exciting to us at Dunton Group, you can store power in a portable power station and then use it to power your home or business in an outage.

You can even take your portable solar generator with you if you go camping or a day at the park.

At some point, the power will likely go out in your home. Extreme weather events, natural disasters, and ageing electricity grid failures could leave your family in the dark at any time. A home backup power solution can be a huge help in any of these situations. A home battery backup system or a backup generator can both help meet your household’s essential electricity needs in the event of a power outage. 

A traditional home generator produces electricity by burning fuel rather than storing it for later use. Typically, you connect a generator to your existing wiring and turn it on manually when the power goes out. More sophisticated models may automatically kick in when an outage is detected. In recent years there has been an advancement in solar generators that can be powered without the need for using fossil fuels. Some such generators can integrate directly into a home or motorhome’s main circuit for uninterrupted power and increased reliability.

For more information or to discuss if this is a good option for your circumstances please contact a member of the Dunton Group team.

 

a house during an outage still has power because of the generator transfer switch

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Dunton Group are proud to have been recognised with some prestigious awards throughout 2022, including the Trades & Services section at the Mornington Peninsula Business Excellence Awards and Australian National Tesla Installation Excellence Award.

2022 MORNINGTON PENINSULA BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER

2022 NATIONAL TESLA INSTALLATION EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER

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Australian EV Market Is Surging

Australian EV Market Is Surging

Electric Vehicle Sales Near 100,000

 

The Australian EV market is surging!

Electric Vehicles

Australian Electric Vechicle Market Surges

The electric vehicle (EV) future in Australia is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. Here are some key points regarding the EV future in Australia:

Government Initiatives:

The Australian government has started implementing policies and initiatives to promote the adoption of electric vehicles. This includes financial incentives, grants for EV purchases, and investment in charging infrastructure development. These measures aim to accelerate the transition to electric mobility.

Charging Infrastructure:

One of the challenges for EV adoption is the availability of charging infrastructure. Efforts are being made to expand the charging network across Australia, including fast-charging stations along major highways, in cities, and in public parking areas. Increased charging infrastructure will enhance the convenience and range confidence for EV owners.

Automaker Commitments:

Major automakers have committed to producing a wider range of electric vehicle models in the coming years. This includes both fully electric vehicles and hybrid models. The growing availability of electric vehicle options in the Australian market will likely contribute to increased adoption.

Cost Reduction:

As technology advances and economies of scale improve, the cost of electric vehicles is expected to decrease. Battery prices have been declining steadily, making EVs more affordable. Lower upfront costs, coupled with reduced operating and maintenance expenses compared to internal combustion engine vehicles, are likely to attract more consumers to electric vehicles.

Public Awareness and Demand:

The awareness and acceptance of electric vehicles among the general public are increasing. People are becoming more conscious of environmental concerns and the benefits of EVs in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The rising demand for sustainable transportation options is likely to drive the growth of electric vehicles in Australia.

Industry and Job Opportunities:

The growth of the electric vehicle industry will create new job opportunities in manufacturing, infrastructure development, and maintenance. This can lead to economic benefits and a transition toward a greener and more sustainable economy.

It’s important to note that the pace of the electric vehicle future in Australia will depend on various factors such as government policies, infrastructure development, technology advancements, and consumer adoption. However, with the global trend towards electrification and the increasing focus on reducing carbon emissions, the future looks promising for electric vehicles in Australia.

Why the Australian EV Market is the future

We recently read a great article from Elements about EV adoption and how that will impact the consumption of oil in the future. Studies suggest that a standard combustion engine passenger vehicle uses about 10 barrels of oil equivilent (BOE) per year. In comparison a motorcycle uses about 1, a bus over 275 BOEs per year! The same study suggests that 1 million barrels per day are consumed globally!

With increase adaption of electric vehicles we are expected to save 886,700 barrels of oil per day by 2025. This is as the world shifts from fossil fuels to electricity. Below is a great image highlighting the benefits of electric vehicles across the different segments of transport.

 

infographic showing market shift to EV to save oil

Dunton Group continue to grow our knowledge and experience in EV chargers, with installations now becoming part of our regular installs. From an environmental perspective it is great to see how many of our customers on the Mornington Peninsula are embracing the Electric Vehicle revolution!

If you have an EV or are considering purchasing one in the future, get in contact with our team to discuss the latest options available for EV Chargers and we can supply and install the best one for your needs.

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Why Now Is The Time To Go Solar

Why Now Is The Time To Go Solar

Why Now Is The Time To Go Solar!

 

There has never been a better time to invest in renewable energy.

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Why now is the time to go solar

In an era where climate change and environmental sustainability are at the forefront of global concerns, the need for clean and renewable energy sources has never been more pressing. Solar energy, derived from the sun’s abundant and free supply of sunlight, has emerged as a shining solution to meet our ever-increasing energy demands while minimizing our carbon footprint. Now, more than ever, is the time to embrace solar energy and harness its potential to create a brighter and cleaner future for generations to come. Here are 6 reasons why now is the time to harness the power of the sun…

A Renewable Energy Revolution: 

The world is in the midst of an energy revolution, transitioning from fossil fuel dependency to renewable energy sources. Solar power, being a renewable resource, offers a sustainable alternative to traditional energy sources that deplete our planet’s finite reserves. By leveraging solar energy, we can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and decrease greenhouse gas emissions, mitigating the adverse effects of climate change.

Abundant and Accessible:

The sun is an abundant resource that provides an astonishing amount of energy to Earth every day. The solar energy reaching our planet in just one hour is equivalent to the energy consumed globally for an entire year! With advancements in technology and falling solar panel costs, solar energy is becoming increasingly accessible to individuals, businesses, and communities worldwide. It has the potential to empower communities in remote areas by providing a reliable source of electricity, even where grid connections are challenging.

Environmentally Friendly:

Solar energy is clean and green, producing no harmful emissions or pollution during its operation. By choosing solar power, we can significantly reduce air and water pollution, improving the quality of life and the health of our ecosystems. Unlike fossil fuels, solar energy does not contribute to acid rain, smog formation, or the release of harmful greenhouse gases. By embracing solar energy, we can pave the way for a cleaner and healthier planet for future generations.

Financial Benefits:

Installing solar panels may require an initial investment, but over time, they prove to be a cost-effective energy solution. Once installed, solar energy systems offer significant long-term savings on electricity bills, as sunlight is a free and inexhaustible resource. Moreover, various financial incentives, such as government subsidies and tax credits, are often available to promote the adoption of solar energy systems, making them even more affordable and economically attractive.

Energy Independence and Resilience:

The decentralized nature of solar energy empowers individuals and communities to take control of their energy production and consumption. By generating electricity on-site, solar power offers energy independence, reducing reliance on centralized power grids and vulnerable energy supply chains. This independence enhances resilience in the face of natural disasters, grid failures, or other emergencies, ensuring a continuous and reliable energy supply.

Technological Advancements:

The rapid advancement of solar technology has paved the way for improved efficiency, affordability, and versatility. Innovations like high-efficiency solar panels, solar roof tiles, and energy storage systems have expanded the possibilities for integrating solar energy into our daily lives. As research and development continue to accelerate, we can anticipate even more groundbreaking advancements that will further enhance the effectiveness and attractiveness of solar energy.

Now is the time to embrace solar energy as a crucial part of our energy transition. By harnessing the power of the sun, we can reduce our carbon footprint, protect the environment, and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. Solar energy offers not only environmental benefits but also economic advantages, energy independence, and resilience. Let us seize the opportunity to tap into this abundant and clean resource and pave the way for a brighter and more sustainable tomorrow.

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Awards & Recognition

Dunton Group are proud to have been recognised with some prestigious awards throughout 2022, including the Trades & Services section at the Mornington Peninsula Business Excellence Awards and Australian National Tesla Installation Excellence Award.

2022 MORNINGTON PENINSULA BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER

2022 NATIONAL TESLA INSTALLATION EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER

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What We Offer

Residential

Solar & electrical for residential properties.

Commercial

Commercial electrical and renewable energy.

Solar

Solar experts, advice, installation, supply & service.

Heat Pumps

Replace your gas hot water with a heat pump.

EV chargers

Supply, installation and service of leading EV chargers.

Battery Storage

Battery storage solutions for home or business.