Don't Die for DIY

Did you know that DIY errors cause half of all serious electric shocks in UK homes? 

Almost 50% of men admit that they feel they should try and tackle household maintenance and repair jobs themselves or ask a mate before calling in a professional.

But our survey discovered that nearly half of all severe electric shocks are caused by DIY attempts, with the main errors including cutting through power leads, drilling into wiring and repairing electrical items while they’re still switched on.

Beware Of Dodgy Phone Chargers – Watchdog Investigation

We recently teamed up with BBC Watchdog to investigate high street stores and online marketplaces to find and put dangerous phone chargers to the test. Our results found that many of these retailers were selling substandard chargers that could potentially harm your phone and even lead to electric shocks.

Do you have PV Solar Panels Installed?

Almost all solar PV systems installed in the UK are grid-tied systems, that means that the electricity you produce can either be used by you in the home or the electricity gets exported – very few people have an electricity storage capability.

When you have solar PV installed, you benefit from the Government’s feed-in tariff which pays you for every unit of electricity you produce. This is known as the generation tariff. The amount of electricity you produce is recorded through a generation meter.