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The summer is just around the corner and many of us are already starting to think about how we can improve our gardens to make them an enjoyable place to spend our time in the warm evenings and weekends. As part of these improvements you may be thinking about the addition of some creative garden lighting to bring your garden to life and make it a place of peace and tranquillity.
We all strive to have the perfect home for our family and put great thought into the way it looks and most importantly the way it makes us feel. By decorating your home you can implement your own character into the building and make it feel unique to you. You can add decorative wallpaper, innovative furniture and endless accessories to make each room a place that you are proud of.
Tough economic times are leading to a rise in home owners and small businesses carrying out electrical work themselves. These DIY jobs save money versus hiring a local electrician or electrical contractor, however as with all things DIY, major concerns are raised surrounding quality and safety. Now changing a fuse in a plug or replacing the light bulbs in an office are things that we feel all individuals can carry out so long as the mains electricity is turned off, however it is when more advanced electrical work needs to be carried out that a DIY job is not the best way forward.
Many people confuse the terms earthing and bonding thinking that they mean the exact same thing. The truth is they don't, yet many electricians throw the phrase 'earth bonding' around like it is an official term and practice. These two terms are as a matter of fact not to be confused with one another, so here are the key differences between the two.
You would be hard pushed to find any consumer electronics device nowadays which runs on AA or even AAA batteries. Now, MP3 players, handheld gaming consoles and of course our smartphones all feature rechargeable batteries which are not only more convenient for the end user, but also better for the environment too. The rechargeable batteries within consumer electronics devices are becoming more and more advanced as years go on, with key advancements being made including faster recharging, a high number of possible recharge cycles and also, in cases, rechargeable batteries can be recycled. Whilst these batteries are becoming better in our devices, though, at the wall things are still a little bit old fashioned.
Here's some very interesting news for the day: A new study has claimed that so much fossil fuel has been used in the total global production of solar panels that the world's combined solar panels will not pay off their energy debt until 2020. The study, conducted by Stanford University, analysed the total amount of fossil fuels needed in the construction of a solar panel. The researchers behind the study found that solar panels have only just begun to surpass the energy used to construct them, meaning that the global amount of solar panels will not pay off their debt for 7 years.
I bet that you can't think of an industry off the top of your head right now that doesn't have buzz words that industry insiders use to describe their service. Buzz words are jargon or neologisms which stick with people and become the norm to strike up within conversation. Within the electrical industry, there are numerous buzz words which go around which we will be detailing within an upcoming blog post. The word electrical contractors is not a buzz word, though, and is in fact a professional term for an electrician.
Following on from a blog post we wrote not very long back surrounding how to save money on your electricity bills, we have been hitting up resources online and have found a startling bit of research. According to this blog post over at The Guardian published June 2012, leaving appliances on standby could add between £50 and £85 to a yearly electricity bill, which is a fair old amount given the current economic crisis.
Across the electricians industry there are many different types of report which have abbreviated names. An EICR, or Electrical Installation Condition Report to give it its full name, is a formal document that is produced to an owner of a property following a safety assessment of electrical installation. There are many benefits to receiving an EICR, and there are many reasons as to why a property owner may request an EICR. Most commonly, that reason bottles down to having proof that their electrical installation is safe. In order for an EICR to be legally carried out and valid it needs to be carried out by a Part P Registered Electrician. Part P Electricians are highly qualified electricians with a lot of training.
CRIME IS ON THE INCREASE… We hear this all the time on the news and in the newspapers. It’s therefore vital that you secure your property with a good quality burglar alarm that has been professionally fitted. Don’t let burglars enter your home and steal your beloved possessions because you don’t have one. This is a proven way to deter burglars from targeting your property and also warn others in the event of this happening.