With the rising cost of living and the price hike on gas and electricity bills, homeowners across the country are looking for ways to reduce spending and make changes.
Electricity work in the home is possibly one of the most dangerous tasks to undertake. Homeowners should avoid unsafe attempts at DIY, and instead seek out a fully skilled and qualified electrician to do the job.
Saving money on your energy bills
An electrician can carry out an energy audit or assessment on your home, which involves collecting detailed information about your energy consumption. They can then look at ways you can save money, such as updating appliances.
One of the biggest energy wasters within the home is incandescent bulbs which convert most of the energy into heat rather than light. An electrician can help to change or offer advice on making the switch to LED.
Having an electrician install dimmer switches not only extends the lifespan of your bulbs but also reduces energy consumption.
Electricians can give good advice on which appliances to look out for when shopping. They will be able to give you a full breakdown of which functions on washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers could save you money.
What an electrician can help with
An experienced electrician Cheltenham can assist with all the above, as well as rewires, overheating sockets, power loss, and fitting new power outlets. Whether it is installation, testing, or repair, a skilled electrician such as https://www.blu-fish.co.uk/electrical-services-cheltenham can help.
Another money-saving tip which does not require an electrician, is to reduce the amount of phantom energy used. This is where devices or appliances are left plugged into the power, or on standby, even when not in use.