Electrician Dunedin


Electrician Dunedin  


At Smyths Living, we receive many calls about electrical faults and power problems. Whether it is a simple fuse change or re-wiring a kitchen or installing a heat-pump - we have experienced electricians ready to help. We pride ourselves on getting the job done quickly and without complications.


Failed lighting - Fuses blown or tripped - Power points not working or loose - Stove and oven elements failing or blown - No hot water - Pumps that have failed - Hot or burning smells from switchboard - Heater or fan installations - Security lighting not working or needing installation - Upgrading of old wiring and switchboards


We can help with all of the following:

Bathroom lighting, bathroom heating, underfloor heating, moving or installing power outlets, installing extractor fans and heat transfer units, heat-pump installation and decommission and all other re-wiring.

Smyths Living Electrical has highly skilled, friendly electricians who will go through your renovation plans with you to ensure your project goes smoothly.

Call our friendly team in Dunedin on 03 4554670 or request a Dunedin Electrician HERE


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The purpose of the electrical Certificate of Verification is to verify the condition and safety of the electrical circuits in the property. Electrical COV’s help to identify potential electrical hazards and provide peace of mind to individuals and reduce the risk for home owners, insurance companies and banks when buying or selling a property.

The time it takes to complete an on-site COV inspection can vary. Typically, up to two hours on-site is common for an average sized home. Verification is classified as either a basic visual inspection, visual inspection with limited testing or visual inspection with full testing.

Our standard residential home electrical COV is by basic visual inspection.

This verification process includes a visual inspection of all visible wiring and electrical items. Our electrician will run through a checklist and grade a series of listed items that typically include:

Main earth - Switchboard - Hot Water System - Range/Stove/Oven - Light switches/fittings - Checking that metal fittings are earthed - Switch-Sockets - Polarity - Condition of Cables - Pipe Insulation - Laundry and outbuilding check

To fully test your Mains Cable an Electrical Inspector is required -therefore it does not form part of our basic visual inspection COV.

Ultimately, certification states: ‘I have carried out a Verification of the above installation in accordance with AS/NZS 3019:2007 and I certify the installation meets the requirements detailed in section 3, 4 or 5 of AS/NZS Standard for the issue of a Certificate of Verification’.


You are planning to renovate your home. When you are busy planning and sorting through your options and quotes from contractors it can sometimes seem a little overwhelming.

When selecting a Dunedin Electrician and evaluating your electrical needs, Smyths Living Electrical Services is here to help. We believe the process of home renovations should be an exciting and fun time, after all, you are creating a new environment that will bring you years of future enjoyment. We can help make all the choices a little less painful and overwhelming.

To make sure you enjoy the home renovation process - from initial discussions and ideas through to the completed project - we think it is our role to do whatever we can to help you out. Can we perfectly define what that is exactly? Perhaps not.....because everyone is so different.

Some people want to be hands-on and involved in the whole process, while others just want to discuss their options, make informed decisions and have a third party handle everything.

Ultimately, it has to be about listening to YOU, and delivering you the service and experience you deserve. We aim to exceed and deliver an experience that will leave you with a big smile. It's your home, we understand this is a big deal. Details will mean everything two years down the track. We will make every effort to understand your lifestyle requirements to ensure you'll love your newly renovated home - now and for years to come.
Smyths Living's Electrical Services Team has experience to help people renovate their home in just about every conceivable way - from simple renovations through to complex home rebirths. Electricity and power is a central part of modern life and our need for power is only increasing.

Careful electrical design and planning will help you to have a dramatically improved quality of life. We'd love to have a chance to chat with you about your home renovations project.


Your switchboard is basically the control panel of your home's electrical wiring. If your switchboard is a little old you need to consider upgrading it for several reasons.


An  older switchboard has a greater likelihood of short-circuiting - meaning that there is a risk of the fuses catching fire or of electric shocks. If your current switchboard still uses replaceable wires on the fuses it is a safety hazard and needs to be replaced.

Insufficient power supply

Our modern homes rely on many more appliances to run than they did in when the majority of our homes were built. With a reliance on computers, air conditioners, home theatre systems, microwave ovens, fitness equipment, pool pumps and stereos, it is essential that the switchboard is able to cope with the amount of electricity required by the household. Indicators of an insufficient power supply are usually power tripping and flickering lights.

Safety Switch

This gives you the ability to cut down or restore power when necessary - a feature not present on older switchboards. An electrical safety switch is a crucial feature of modern switchboards.

An upgrade of your switchboard is not a big investment for the sake of your family’s safety. If you would like an assessment made of your switchboard - call Jim’s Electrical for a professional opinion. We will test your unit for safety and recommend a date for your next upgrade, or we can upgrade it there and then if your switchboard is hazardous. To ensure the safety of you and your family, make sure you don’t leave it too late to replace your ageing switchboard.


Great lighting design, fixtures and fittings can make a world of difference to a property. Aesthetically people may not notice a huge difference - the real benefit is for those who spend time in the newly-lit environment.

A well designed lighting plan can enhance the interior of your home. It can help to improve the consistency of light in all parts of a room, alter the direction your lighting comes from and reduce glare.

The Smyths Living Electrical Services Team is obsessed with providing people with exceptional service. Whether you are looking to revamp the lighting in an outdoor area or up-light trees, seating areas, garden art or a pool area, we have clever solutions to help you transform your outdoor space. We can give you peace of mind and help keep your home secure, by installing security lights for relevant areas around your property.

It should come as no surprise that your lights take up a large portion of your electrical bill. They’re also an area in which you can save the most money by updating your hardware.

Modern LED lights use less than a tenth of the energy used by older bulbs. They are also much smaller, and don’t use delicate filaments like their predecessors. This means that are much more robust and less likely to break. The mechanism by which they emit light is also more robust.

LED lighting needs to be replaced much less often than other bulbs - often outlasting others by up to nine times.

Smyths Living's Electrical Services Team is experienced in LED light installation. Talk to our expert team about installing LED lights today.