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3 Safety Precautions to Implement When Planning Electrical Repairs

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The voltage in your domestic electrical wiring is high enough to cause death by electrocution. Most people do not realise that a simple act such as changing a light bulb can actually turn fatal if the person changing the bulb comes into contact with the live or the energised part of the bulb. Besides electrocution, electricity poses other dangers such as fires that could destroy appliances and even bring down entire buildings. Read More»

Electrician Speak: 4 Easy Ways To Manage Energy Vampires And Cut Down Bills

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Energy vampires are concepts electricians are all too familiar with, as you should be. Succinctly put, these are any devices that continue to use and drain power even after you have turned them off. How much energy these suckers consume can add up to even a fifth of your monthly bill, which is why you need to control this sucking. How? Electricians advise the following, among other strategies, once you have identified the energy vampires in your home or business. Read More»

3 Tips For Homeowners During An Electrical Rewiring Project

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Upgrading a home’s electrical system is important when the demand for electricity rises beyond the capacity of existing electrical fixtures. Older homes were designed at a time when low electricity demand was common. Modern homes, on the other hand, require plenty of electricity to power devices and appliances such as refrigerators, televisions, home entertainment systems, computers and so forth. A certified and experienced electrician should inspect your home to determine if you need to rewire the electrical system. Read More»

Three Small Electrical Additions To Your Home That Makes Life Much Easier

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Most homes have very similarly styled electrical grid, with one main light (or two) in each room and then perhaps some heated lights in the bathrooms along with a fan. That is generally it when it comes to your lights, and then you will have a few power outlets in each room for (hopefully) easy-to-access spots for your convenience. Most people don’t try to get their electricians to add any flourishes or special touches that could make life easier. Read More»

Have You Checked Your Hot Water System Recently?

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Your hot water system is at the heart of your home. It’s easy to forget how often you turn on the hot water for washing up, showering or cooking, but if your hot water system fails, you will soon notice all of the things that you suddenly can’t do and will need to call a maintenance team without delay. While most plumbing and electrical problems can be quickly resolved by a qualified engineer, it is far better to avoid failure by instituting a hot water maintenance regime. Read More»