Electrical Safety On Holiday

Hopefully I’ve got you in time. You see, I’ve just been on holiday and I’ve seen some of the awful electrical work that’s around, and I wanted to let you know about Electrical Safety On Holiday

I’ve had many bad experiences with electrics abroad.

Just last year in Egypt I realised I needed a shave – I was treating the family to a nice dinner, and wanted to spruce myself up a little. Anyway, I plugged the electric shaver in and left the room to head back to the pool.

How to turn off your electricity in an emergency.

I woke up this morning in a bit of a panic. The thing is, I’ve been trying to send you relevant and useful ‘stuff’ about electricity. I’ll admit, it’s not the world’s most exciting topic but I do put a fair bit of effort into making sure you know what you need to know through these weekly articles. Now, I woke up this morning with a feeling of dread, because I’ve missed out a really important piece of information that I should have told you right at the start!

How To Read an Energy Efficiency Diagram...

I hate it when I see energy diagrams like this and it reads in the red, so I thought I'd explain How To Read an Energy Efficiency Diagram. The truth is though, most people haven’t a clue what this diagram means. They all assume G is bad, but they don’t actually know why it’s bad. Starting simply, this is an Energy Efficiency Diagram. The higher the ratings on this graph, the lower fuel bills are likely to be. Your homes energy rating is measured in SAP points (it’s all to do with the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces).

Three home appliances that use the most electricity...

Do you know the three home appliances that use the most electricity? Most people don’t have much of an idea, so I thought I’d shed some light. Here are the appliances that use LARGE amounts of electricity and are expensive to run… 1. Fridge Freezers 2. Electric Hobs 3. Tumble Dryers And the appliances that come out cheapest? 1. Microwave Ovens 2. 'A Rated' Washing Machines 3. Gas Ovens With energy bills rising all the time, it’s important that you know the home appliances that use the most electricty and the ones that are costing you the most.

THREE things to ask before hiring an electrician…

It’s a hard decision when it comes to hiring an electrician, especially if you’ve never used one before, so I thought I'd help you out by giving you THREE things to ask before hiring an electrician…   How do you know if you’ve picked the right guy?   How do you know that he’s not going to leave a mess?   And how do you know that all your electrics are going to be safe and that you’re not being ripped off?   It’s a tricky situation, so I’ve written this short article to give you a helping hand.   Check Qualifications first.   This is the place to start.

Electrcal jobs: Some of our tips for anyone thinking of having work done.

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Most job prices should include testing and certification.

Electrical work is generally more straightforward in new houses where existing wiring and fittings already meet regulations. It can be more costly and time-consuming to carry out electrical work in older buildings.

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