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Electrical Services For Your New Home

Moving home is an exciting time. However, unless you’re moving straight into a brand new home designed to your specifications, there may be some adjustments you’d like to make, whether it’s a major renovation project or just a simple lick of paint.

Whatever, home improvements you plan, you’ll most probably need the services of a qualified electrician. Even simple electrical jobs can be dangerous, so choose a reputable contractor for peace of mind. Here’s a look at just some of the services a qualified electrician can provide.

Rewiring

If you’re moving into an older property, it’s possible the wiring is out of date. Old fuse boxes, black rubber cables, round pin sockets and braided cables are all signs of old and unsafe wiring. Total rewiring can be very disruptive, so get it sorted before you move in and start any renovation works.

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Energy Efficient Lighting

If you’re planning on changing your lighting to more modern designs such as ambience lighting, recessed lights and spotlights, opt for energy efficient LED lighting which will cut down on your energy bills while reducing your carbon footprint. And don’t forget the garden. Your electrician can safely install any outdoor lighting and exterior sockets to create the perfect look for your outdoor areas.

Solar PV Installation

Moving home is the perfect time to consider a more sustainable way of living. Professionally installed solar panels not only give you free electricity but you can also sell what you don’t use back to the grid.

Home Entertainment

What could be better in your new home than a high-tech, centralised audio and visual system, allowing access to your home entertainment from any room or area of your house? Many new homeowners also want a dedicated home theatre room set up with state-of-the-art hardware and wireless technology.

Security

Whether you’re moving to the town or the country, home security should be a top priority. Consider installing security devices to make your new home safe and secure. From simple cost effective solutions to state-of-the art alarms, a professional electrician can install a whole range of security devices such as burglar alarms, cctv cameras, outdoor sensor lighting, smoke and CO2 alarms to name just a few.

Icarus Electrical provides a wide range of electrical services in Brighton and throughout Sussex from a simple socket replacement to complete rewiring and installation of high-tech systems, so you can enjoy your new home in safety, style and comfort. Whatever your requirements, we have a qualified and experienced electrician to suit your needs. Contact us today for more information, or visit us online.

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The Dangers Of DIY Electrical Jobs

Electrical Services BrightonWe do love our home improvements in the UK. With the accessibility of huge DIY superstores and the desire to cut corners and save money, Do It Yourself is a popular pastime.
You may consider yourself a dab hand with a paintbrush and an accomplished handyman but when it comes to the wiring and electrics, leave it to a qualified professional.
Electrics in your home are dangerous and, if dealt with wrongly, can be a fire or shock hazard. If you need the services of an electrician, then now is not the time to be trying to save money. DIY electrical repairs could end up costing you more than expensive repair bills. Here’s a look at some of the common dangers associated with DIY electrical jobs.

 

Old Wiring

If your property is more than 25 years old, there’s a chance the wiring is out of date. Old wiring is a high fire risk. It can’t keep up with modern day demands of chargers, usb portals, games consoles and sound systems. If you can’t run your washing machine, coffee machine, TV and computer at the same time without a circuit blowing, your wiring system is probably overloaded and you’ll need to call in a qualified electrician.
Many property owners make the mistake of trying to bind exposed, flexed wiring with ducting tape. It’s like putting a band aid on a compound fracture and will only lead to more trouble.

 

Light Fittings

Electrical Services BrightonInstalling a new light fitting may seem like a simple job but if you fit the wrong fixture, your wiring system can’t cope with higher wattages. Another mistake is fitting the wrong wattage bulb for the fixture. The bulb will overheat and can melt the socket, shatter or even burst into flames.

 

Electrical Wires

There are different kinds of electrical wires and each one has a specific purpose. Using the wrong type of wire during your DIY jobs can result in short circuiting and possible fire.

 

Fuses

Electrical Services BrightonMany people assume that a larger fuse is better as it will be able to handle higher currents. The wrong fuse or loosely fitted fuses can cause circuits to overheat and catch fire.

 

Electrocution

A mild electric shock is not pleasant. At the very least you could suffer severe burns. But a high voltage shock can kill you. Then anyone who touches you, if the current is still on, will also be shocked.
Leave your electrics to a qualified professional. For more information on our range of electrical services Brighton, contact Icarus Electrical today.

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