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Its that time of year, the nights have drawn in. Now's the time to consider your lighting needs to banish the gloom in your home.
We can offer all sorts of LED lighting for inside and out to brighten things up
Chris Miller, your local electrician
Brickhill Electrical Services Ltd.
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.
On a recent job to repair the lighting in a warehouse freezer I came across these beauties
If you have an old rewireable fuse board, as a home owner your likely to hear “Your fuse board is illegal….” I've heard electricians tell customers this many times, or “your house needs a rewire...” a surveyors favourite based on a cursory glance at your fuse board...so what's the truth?
1. Switch energy supplier: save £237
Your smoke alarms should be tested monthly, broken smoke alarms cannot warn you of a fire.
Test yours regularly to ensure it still beeps.
In 2017, 283 people died in fires in the home. You’re at least 8 times more likely to die in a fire in the home if there are no working smoke alarms.
Offer to test the smoke alarms of an older family member, neighbour or friend who needs help.
It only takes a moment to test and gives your family and people you care about a better chance of surviving a fire.
What is an RCD? Why do I need one?
These are the sorts of questions I get asked all the time,
What does an RCD do?
Why do I need one?
Are they expensive?
I discovered this in a property this week, so what is it?