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Electriwhai - your trusted local electrician

Matthew started his electrical experience in Albany, Auckland working from Omaha to Pukekohe completing residential, commercial and industrial works. After 7 years on the tool’s he travelled abroad working on super yachts for over 10 years and gaining his Master 3000gt license. Gaining valuable experience in achieving jobs to a meticulous standard he brought the same work ethic back to his electrical skills and soon enough Electriwhai was born.

  • New build electrical plans and installation
  • Home rewiring
  • Breakdown services
  • Solar installations
  • Interior and exterior lighting
  • Lighting design
  • Air conditioning and heat pumps
  • Home ventilation
  • Healthy homes compliance
  • Switchboard upgrades
  • Periodic maintenance
  • Marine electrical
  • EV Chargers
  • Virtually any electrical needs you have – just ask!
Matthew Holdsworth
Registered Electrician

Your local Mangawhai Registered Electrician

We're dedicated to providing reliable, professional, quality electrical services.

We work on a wide range of projects from small maintenance jobs to big renovations and new builds.
Whatever you’re working on, if you need a reliable and experienced electrician on-site, get in touch today.

Your Questions. Our Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

You will find answers to all of your most common Electrical Services related questions located here.

Give us a call or an email with and give us a brief description of the job. We will organise a suitable time to come and visit you onsite or at your home. If you require a quote for the project, we can send you a detailed quote for approval before any work is started. For smaller jobs, this can be done on a charge up basis with a final invoice produced on work completed.

All work is completed with a  Electrical Safety Certificate’s (ESC) or Certificates of Compliance (COC) as required. 

An Arc fault within your wiring is due to intermittent connections. Causing the electrical current to jump from one side to the other causing an arc (spark), generating heat and eventually breaking down electrical insulation and igniting surrounding flammable materials. Arc faults are generally caused by poor connections, old wiring and damaged cables. If you hear buzzing or hissing from an outlet point or switch, what you are actually hearing is an arc fault. This buzzing/hissing does not necessarily mean a fire is imminent. But it does need to be investigated and repaired by an electrician to avoid a potential fire.

Whats an Arc fault detection device?

The electrical current produced by an Arc fault is too low to trip a general circuit breaker you may already have installed within your switchboard; this means Arc faults can go by undetected. To avoid this, an Arc fault detection device (AFDD) can be installed into your current switchboard. These devices are designed to disconnect power before an electrical fire starts, keeping you, your family and your assets safe.

Faulty or old wiring is a major cause of house fires. Old wiring isn’t capable of powering all of the electrical appliances associated with our modern lives. Circuits can easily become overloaded, potentially leading to fires. Dodgy wiring can leave our homes unsafe and open to potential fires. Switchboards safeguard our homes against fires and prevent electrical related injuries, but only if they are well maintained, in good condition and wired correctly. If your home is an older property, there’s a good chance that you do not have RCD protection installed. RCD’s protect you and your home from electrical fires by cutting off electricity when a fault is found within a circuit – hence avoiding fires and electrocution.

An RCD works by constantly monitoring the circuit to ensure there are no earth faults (e.g. due to a faulty appliance, cutting through cable during DIY or old loose wiring etc). If you happen to touch a live cable during an earth fault, the RCD will then switch off your electricity automatically. Potentially preventing an electric shock. Under fault conditions, an RCD should trip in under 0.4s. This could be the difference between life and death.

There are many benefits to switch to LED lighting and the benefits definitely out weigh the upfront costs:

  • Less energy
    They use less energy than the standard equivalent incandescent, halogen or fluorescent, up to 80% less energy in fact! (Westinghouse Lighting, 2019) Less energy means lower bills and who wouldn’t want to spend less money on bills.
  • Save money
    As discussed, switching to LED’s saves you money on your energy bills but did you know that LED’s also last up to 25% longer than halogen and incandescent bulbs. This means you do not need to replace them as often, equaling more savings!
  • Better for the environment
    As LED’s last longer they will need to replaced less frequently, so less packaging is used. Also, less transport will be required, helping to lower co2 emissions. Another benefit for the environment and our health is the fact that LED lights, unlike fluorescents, do not contain toxic mercury. When fluorescents are disposed of there’s a risk of earth contamination with mercury, which can be extremely harmful to humans, fish, and wildlife (Ministry for the Environment, 2008)
  • Less Heat
    LED loose only 5% energy to heat, compared to fluorescent lights which convert 95% of energy to heat and only 5% to light! (Serco solar lighting, 2013) again meaning they use less energy, but also means they don’t get as hot as the alternatives. Which is great if you have children.

New builds are out specialty, this is our forté, design layouts to meet the customers’ needs and wants and working solutions to ideas. We’ll look after you every step of the process.

Worksafe (2017) explains that “An RCD, or residual current device, is a life-saving device which is designed to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock if you touch something live”. Pretty clever and important stuff!! These things are literally lifesavers for your family.

Ready to ride the wave on a new career path? Or just need a change of scenery?
We are always on the look out to grow our team. Please feel free to get in touch and let’s have a chat.
What Our Clients Say
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We've been using Electriwhai and from the very beginning found them to be extremely professional and knowledgeable. We wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending their services. - Teresa and Kevin K.
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