What is PAT testing?
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is carried out on electrical equipment, to ensure it is safe to use.
While some electrical faults can be detected by visual inspection, others may only be uncovered by a competent individual conducting formal tests at appropriate intervals. Read more
If you’re not a professional electrician, then it can be hard to tell when electrical repairs are required. A system that looks fine on the surface may be hiding serious problems that only a trained electrician would be able to uncover. However, even if you wouldn’t be able to fix the problems yourself, there are a number of warning signs that can point to deeper problems. If you encounter any of these issues in your home or business, then the time may have come to call on an electrical repair service. Read more
A quick look at what are the most fire prone domestic appliances
In a recent report by Electrical Safety First, laundry related domestic appliances featured highly in the ten most fire prone electrical items. The report covered 1,873 house fires in England, with 19% of fires (482 incidents) caused by washing machines. Tumble dryers came pretty close accounting for 18% of house fires (460 incidents recorded).
St. Neots electricians donate 10% of earnings on fire safety checks towards the Grenfell Tower charity fund
Firstly we would like to pass on our condolences to everyone who was affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower. In our lifetime, we have never seen anything as bad as this in Greater London. Also in what has been a terrible month with recent events at Finsbury Park. Appalling barely covers the last fortnight alone.
Some strange things you didn’t know about the Battersea Power Station building, awaiting conversion as an Apple Campus
Battersea Power Station, besides being a short distance from our premises, is a London icon. Since its commissioning in 1933 (and decommissioning in 1983), it has featured on album covers and inspired LPs. After decommissioning, it has been the subject of many speculative redevelopment attempts. Most famously, the owners of Alton Towers amusement park wanted to turn it into an indoor theme park. In 2021, it will find a new use: as London’s Apple Campus, shared with 4,000 dwellings and other businesses.
How the cost of running a fridge freezer and a plasma screen television can add a sizeable chunk to your electricity bills
In today’s more energy conscious times, the running costs of our electrical goods is an important factor. It can influence our purchasing decisions, as well as the way we use our electricity. In our previous blog post, we looked at why fridge freezers are the least energy efficient electrical appliances. Today, we have learned that the average fridge freezer will cost you £72 a year to run. Read more
Freezers worst offenders for energy consumption
Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we need to break this story gently. If you have a fridge freezer, your chances of cutting your energy bills are slim, unless you switch the thing off. At the start of this month, a study by BRE (Building Research Establishment) discovered that fridge freezers consume more electricity than any other electrical appliance in the home. Read more
Meet Paul Smith, an electrical engineer on weekdays and a Wookie on weekends
May the third phase be with you! Paul Smith is no ordinary electrical engineer. On weekdays, he is an electrical engineer in East Lothian, servicing commercial and residential customers in the Scottish capital. On weekends, he indulges his passion for all things of a Star Wars nature. This weekend, he will be dressing up as Chewbacca the Wookie.
Yours for just £300,000: two islands with a six bedroom bungalow and its own wind powered electricity generator
On the property ladder, what would £300,000 get you in London? A flat? Unrivalled access to the tube and bus network? If you moved to the Orkney Islands, three hundred grand could get you two islands and a six bedroom bungalow. With its own wind powered generator. We kid you not!