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Looking forward to 2018: Electrical New Year’s Resolutions 2/2

Carry out an electrical audit*

When the festivities of Christmas are over, we often approach the New Year determined to make positive changes in our lives and in our homes. One of the areas where you can make an impact in 2018 is to have a think about ways you can save money and energy and increase your electrical efficiency at home.

Here are some areas to consider:

Save money on electricity bills

Carry out an audit of your electrical expenditure and look at ways that you can make a positive change at home. Don’t forget that both your bank account and the environment will benefit! You should also do some research to make sure that your electricity provider is offering you the best value for money on your bills.

There are a variety of different price comparison web sites to look at including Uswitch

Consider any electrical repairs that are needed around the home

Some homeowners are extremely efficient and take care of all repairs as and when they are required. Meanwhile there are a fair few of us who let things build up until we have a list of jobs to be done!

Why not use the new year as a good excuse to get all of your electrical repairs taken care of. A registered local electrician like GW Electrical Services can help.

electrical rewiring

Plan electrical enhancements

As well as repairs, you can also consider ways to add electrical enhancements to your home. This could be as simple as adding new lights and sockets. Other areas that you may wish to consider are home security, or Smart Home technology.

Do you know the last time your electrics were inspected, or the age of your wiring or fuse box/consumer unit? If you don’t know then it might be a good idea to get your electrical system checked over by a registered electrician. At GW Electrical Services we provide a range of different inspection services and can follow-up with rewiring or replacement of consumer units if required.

Electrical safety

Following the busy Christmas period it is a good idea to review your electrical safety arrangements, particularly if you have added to the appliances and electrical devices at home with Christmas presents. Electrical Safety First has a whole blog dedicated to electrical safety resolutions and top of their list are:

  • Check smoke alarms
  • Stop buying cheap chargers
  • Don’t overload sockets
  • Register electrical appliances
  • Check electrical safety for older neighbours and relatives

All excellent advice – and if you have any electrical safety concerns GW Electrical  Services can help.

*Note: Actual electrical work in your home should always be carried out by a qualified electrician.