DIY or hire a professional?
It’s tempting to save on installation costs by doing it yourself, but in most cases the electricity dangers far outweigh the possible savings:
- Downlights and other electrical items pose multiple hazards. To prevent future overheating and house fires, insulation must be installed with a certain amount of space around halogen downlight fittings. This requires the expertise of a professional.
- Insulation often must be stapled near electric cables. Even a tiny slip of the staple can accidentally penetrate the cable, which can result in injury or death by electrocution. Thus, stapling needs to be done with extreme caution by professionals.