Electrification Solutions Canberra

Electrification Upgrades for Homes in Canberra

Why should you Electrify Your Home?

Electrification is beneficial as it promotes environmental sustainability by reducing dependence on fossil fuels, leading to lower carbon emissions, and mitigating climate change. Additionally, electrification enhances energy efficiency, offering cleaner and more versatile power sources for various applications, thereby contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.

Upgrading your home energy systems from gas to electric is not only a healthier and more cost-effective option – but it also future proofs your home as we move to alternative energy sources. The ACT will transition away from fossil fuel gas to renewable electricity by 2045, so when you’re upgrading appliances consider making your next choice electric.

Canberra is Getting off Gas

Natural gas, a fossil fuel composed of various gases such as methane, ethane, butane, and propane, is predominantly comprised of methane. When methane undergoes combustion, it generates carbon dioxide, a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

The ACT is moving away from Gas appliances.

  • Transition smoothly from gas-powered systems to efficient electric alternatives.
  • Explore eco-friendly electric heating, cooking, and water heating options for a cleaner and sustainable living environment.
  • Enhance safety and reduce carbon footprint by eliminating gas-related risks.

Getting Ready for Solar and EV Canberra

Speak to Alexander Watson Electrification specialists about preparing your home for solar energy and electric vehicles (EVs) to optimize efficiency and sustainability.

  • Tailored solutions to prepare your property for the integration of solar panels and electric vehicles.
  • Tell us about your plans for solar and we can set up your systems to be future ready for solar and avoid costly rework later.
  • Infrastructure upgrades to support EV charging stations, ensuring a seamless transition to electric mobility.

Switchboard Upgrades Canberra

Upgrading your switchboard is essential for both safety and modernising your home to accommodate the growing demands of electric vehicles (EVs) and solar energy systems. A modern switchboard enhances electrical safety by incorporating advanced circuit protection features, reducing the risk of electrical fires and other hazards.

  • Modernize your electrical infrastructure with state-of-the-art switchboard upgrades.
  • Increase safety and efficiency by installing smart switchboards equipped with advanced features.
  • Ensure compliance with current electrical standards and regulations.

Meter Box Upgrades Canberra

Homeowners are encouraged to consider upgrading their meter box to address the heightened electrical demands imposed by modern appliances and technologies. This upgrade not only accommodates increased power requirements but also allows for the installation of smart meters, enabling real-time monitoring and enhanced control over energy consumption. Moreover, the improved accuracy and reliability of energy measurements provided by upgraded meter boxes contribute to efficient energy management, ultimately resulting in cost savings and a more sustainable home.

  • Upgrade your meterbox to accommodate the increased electrical demands of modern appliances and technologies.
  • Installation of smart meters for real-time monitoring and better control of your energy consumption.
  • Improved accuracy and reliability of energy measurements.

Mains Upgrades

Canberra residents are encouraged to upgrade of their meter box to meet the amplified electrical needs brought about by contemporary appliances and technologies. This enhancement not only caters to the augmented power requirements but also facilitates the installation of smart meters, enabling real-time monitoring and heightened control over energy consumption. Additionally, the upgraded meter boxes offer improved accuracy and reliability in energy measurements, fostering efficient energy management. Ultimately, this leads to cost savings and contributes to creating a more sustainable home environment.

  • Enhance the capacity and reliability of your electrical mains to meet growing energy needs.
  • Upgrades tailored to support increased electricity usage, especially in properties with additional power requirements.
  • Ensure a robust electrical infrastructure to handle the demands of a modern, electrified lifestyle.

Why choose Canberra’s Specialists In Home Insulation

  • Leading Insulation Specialist in the ACT.
  • Established since 2011

  • Certified People – We only use EEC Certified Installers
  • Certified Products – Ensure products are certified fit for purpose
  • Protect Your Investment – Lifetime Warranty
  • Professional & Reliable Team


Our Clients Love us

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Matt HughesMatt Hughes
21:38 01 Jun 24
Professional from beginning to end. We had ceiling insulation installed and the team were communicative, punctual and the house is noticeably warmer. Would strongly recommend.
Greg GarrettGreg Garrett
23:14 29 May 24
Andy, Kaila and Ian were all more than happy to help and provide advice. Kaila organised Andy to visit my home and assess our needs, this happened very quickly and a quote was provided the same day. Delivery of the product was arranged and Ian arrived when stated, was polite and helpful in placing the materials where we requested. Overall 5 star service from all staff that I dealt with, would highly recommend this company.
Herman van de BrugHerman van de Brug
08:55 28 May 24
We had ceiling and wall insulation installed, as well as a draughts-stopper over the bathroom fan.Because of the nature of the job, I had some requests that would not come up very often and were not that easy to work around. I found not only did Alexander Watson take careful note of my needs, it was also very flexible as the date of parts of the installation had to be changed (they depended on other jobs having been done).I would think that builders would find their competent staff and flexibility a huge benefit, as they would deal with a lot more moving parts some of which may be delayed than we did on our more simple insulation upgrade albeit a bit different from the norm.
Klaus HerrmannKlaus Herrmann
11:25 17 May 24
The Watson team did an incredible job in spray foaming the shipping container, which is our temporary home. They went the famous “extra mile” to get the job done under difficult circumstances. Thanks heaps, for that! I can really recommend Watson and will use them again for my next insulation project.
Michelle WaterfordMichelle Waterford
00:09 07 May 24
Laura WilsonLaura Wilson
02:18 19 Apr 24
Huge thanks to the team at Alexander Watson for insulating our ceiling (vacuum and re-lay) and for carrying out additional electrical work. Especially, thanks to Ash for answering our countless questions, to Jack and the install team for a fantastic job, and to Chris and Wally for all their help post-install. The service and communication of the whole team was excellent and we're really impressed with the difference their work has made to the comfort of our house. I would not hesitate to engage Alexander Watson again - happy to highly recommend this company.
Nicholas SealeyNicholas Sealey
04:22 17 Apr 24
Unbelievable Service from start to finish. Alexander Watson delivered excellence from the Quote to Finish. Outstanding people, well trained, helpful throughout the process and accountable for their work. I can truely say that I have never had such a positive experience and happy to pay my Invoice. Alexander Watson you are setting the standard for every business in the ACT
Dean FieldingDean Fielding
19:03 13 Mar 24
From start to finish, the sales team the front office, the installers were amazing. Had wall and underfloor installation done. Very professional and they keep you updated with great communications. Highly recommended. Our house is now so warm and looking forward to the Canberra winter. Thank you Anderson Watson Insulation.
05:19 13 Mar 24
Excellent service from beginning to end. Workers appeared on time and conducted their jobs in a timely manner. Work was finished within 3 weeks of the quote. Everything was carefully explained so there were no nasty surprises. Highly recommend this company for underfloor insulation. We are already starting to see a difference, with the house experiencing only a 2-degree Celsius change throughout the day.

Insulation FAQ’s

Why do I need to remove the insulation from my ceiling?2024-02-16T13:54:54+00:00

Removing insulation from a ceiling might be necessary for many reasons, such as renovations, pest issues, installing new insulation, electrical safety and health. For more information see our insulation removal page here.

What is the purpose of crosshatching/adding another layer of insulation?2024-04-17T05:11:45+00:00

Cross-hatching two layers of insulation results in a substantial improvement in insulation efficiency. For more information about cross-hatching, download our Retrofit Guide here.

How do I choose ceiling insulation?2024-02-16T13:52:51+00:00

It all depends on the type of roof and the ceiling cavity. Usually batts are the best option, however in some cases a loose insulation or other specialised product might be a more effective solution.

How long does it take to install insulation?2024-02-16T14:08:45+00:00

Our team will be able to give you an approximate insulation installation booking length according to the size of your home. Generally, we’re able to complete insulation upgrades in 1-2 days.

What is a roof safety system?2024-02-16T14:08:22+00:00

The roof safety systems at Alexander Watson usually involve the installation of temporary edge protection, temporary harness anchor points, or a combination of both. It is a national Work Health & Safety requirement to use suitable protection when working at heights.

How do I apply for the Sustainable Household Scheme?2024-02-16T14:08:01+00:00

Once satisfied with your quote, confirm that you’re happy to proceed and are looking to access the ACT Government’s Sustainable Household Scheme. We’ll start the loan application process for you. Brighte will then contact you, guide you through the application, assess your eligibility, and inform you of the outcome.

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