Having the wiring checked in your home

Over the years electrical wiring standards have changed massively. What was once acceptable is no longer good practice but in older houses it can be usual to find lots of out dated writing. Often this only becomes apparent when you come to have work done on your home by an electrician. Although you may not legally need to change it, it can be good practice to get your wiring updated.

Often you may find that lights and sockets in your home do not have an earth. This is a safety feature which is now installed in all electrics but was not mandatory a number of years ago.

If you find that your electrics are tripping then you may have a fault that needs to be investigated.

An electrician will be able to carry out a test on the property to try and establish if there are any faults. Unfortunately, often they cannot tell you exactly what the fault is until they have done more checks and tests and this can be costly. If you need a full rewire you may have to fork out over a thousan...
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Save money by changing the lighting in your home

Most homeowners are eager to save money on their electricity and gas bills wherever possible and a simple way that some savings can be made is to look at the type of lighting in the home and whether it is economical in terms of energy efficiency.

The traditional incandescent light bulbs that were a common feature in many homes are expensive to use and do not last very long and so if there are light fittings and lamps in the home which use these bulbs it is a wise move to change the bulbs for energy efficient ones. Although these are more expensive initially there will be a huge saving made over just a few months. LED bulbs are becoming more and more popular as the lighting that they produce can be varied from bright white to warm white effects. They save the homeowner money in two ways firstly by using less electricity to run and secondly because they last longer than a standard bulb.

Further savings can be made by changing light fittings that use three or five bulbs for ones...
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