Energy Vampires

Are your devices sucking your wallet dry?

Your TV, HiFi sytem and mobile device chargers etc. are probably left plugged in almost permanently and you probably aren't too concerned about it. But Vampire devices like these can be responsible for huge amounts of wasted energy, by constantly taking a trickle of energy while on standby.

This is called ‘Standby Power’ or ‘Phantom Load’, many TV’s etc. have to keep certain circuits constantly energised to enable them to respond to the remote control to switch on.

Electrical work in the Garden

These days garden lighting can be as important to the homeowner as the interior of their house.

However, when installing garden electrics it is important to ensure it is installed correctly and safely. It is recommended that you always use a registered electrician to carry out this work.

There are many things to consider when lighting your garden, such as

  • light up paths and steps for safe access and consider linking them to security lights