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Make Your Life Much Easier with These 5 Electrical Services

Looking for ways to make your life much easier? Of course you are. So is everyone else.

The difference between you and them is that in five minutes – the time it takes to read this post- you’ll know how. Five electrical services in Seaford that can be used to make your life much easier are:

Home Management

Icarus Electrical is proud to offer home management electrical services in Seaford that will put comfort, peace of mind, and security at your fingertips. We simplify your life by using Wi-Fi and blue tooth technology that allows you to control appliances with the touch of a button or swipe of the finger. Heating, air conditioning, electronic media devices, blinds, lighting, and even CO2 detectors can all be controlled. Even when you’re not home.

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Customer testimonials include great reviews for the following features:

  • Automatic light dimming and brightening while watching movies
  • Blinds that can be programmed to open and close at set times
  • Alerts sent after surveillance cameras detect movement
  • Adjustment of the thermostat to the perfect temperature before arriving home

Audio and Visual

Multi-room audio visual systems can save you a lot of money and improve the mood of your entire home. Here’s how they work – entertainment sources are centralised to allow immediate access from all areas of the home. At any time or place, you can control your television, digital video recorded (DVR), DVD player, audio system, CD player, or iPod. Visit us online to find out more about our audio and visual services.

Inspecting and Testing

Your home’s well being is something you shouldn’t have to worry about. Ever. Proper electrical inspecting and testing is important. It takes a weight—that shouldn’t be there—off your shoulders. It also ensures that you meet the stringent rules and regulations of the Health and Safety Commission.

Fire Alarm Testing

You have a fire alarm. It should work. All the time – That’s why you bought it.

If it doesn’t or if you don’t have one, contact Icarus Electrical and we’ll help you out. We’re a professional fire alarm installer with the experience needed to handle any and all repairs, installations and fire alarm testing.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

PAT is also important. It keeps you safe. Luckily, Icarus Electrical offers simply structured competitive pricing that will beat any price you find whilst still providing you with the highest quality PAT testing service. Five minutes is up.

You now know how to make your life much easier.

For further enquiries feel free to contact Icarus Electrical today and we’ll gladly help you. We’ve been in business for over 20 years because we provide quality electrical services in Seaford and surrounding areas. We’re a family run company that always puts our customers first. Our electrical contractors in Seaford are the type you can count on.

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When You Need A Professional Electrician

Electrical Services Eastbourne If you are keen on home improvements then DIY is a good way to save money and get various jobs done cheaply. However, if you’re dealing with electrics, it’s often best to leave things well alone and call in a qualified electrician. That doesn’t mean that you should call someone out to change a light bulb, but that you should be aware of the dangers of dealing with electrics in your home. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could end up spending more on subsequent repairs and also put your household in danger.

Whether for repair works or installation, here are a few examples of when to call in a professional electrician.

 

Frequent Tripping

We’ve all experienced tripped circuits and being left in the dark every now and then. But if it happens often it could mean your circuits are overloaded or there’s a fault in the wiring system.

 

Flickering Lights

Electrical Services EastbourneThere are many simple reasons that your lights may flicker from time to time. It could just be a simple case of a loose bulb or an interruption to outside power lines caused by windy or stormy weather. However, constantly flickering lights could also mean a loose circuit connection or older wiring which can cause overheating and create a fire risk.

 

Overloaded Sockets

If you have extension cords running through the house and hiding under the rugs then you should get additional sockets installed. Don’t overload sockets with too many plugs and large appliances should be directly plugged into a single outlet and not shared with others. Sockets that have blackened surrounds and are warm to touch should be checked by a professional.

 

An electrician shouldn’t just be called out for faults and repairs. You’ll also need professional help for the following:

 

Moving Home

Electrical Services EastbourneOlder and period properties are very popular in the UK. If the house of your dreams is more than 20 years old though, you should get the wiring inspected by a professional electrical contractor.

 

Security

A professional electrician will be able to install fire alarm and prevention systems and home security systems including alarms and motion sensor outdoor lighting.

 

Garden Lighting

Outdoor lighting can look fantastic but water, soil and electricity don’t mix well so get a professional to install lighting for your garden and driveway.

 

EnterElectrical Services Eastbournetainment Systems

Modern audio and visual systems have state-of-the-art features such as a centralised AV system throughout the house. To ensure it works perfectly, have it professionally installed.

 

For more information on our electrical services, contact Icarus Electrical, Eastbourne today.

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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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Is Your Wiring Out Of Date?

In the UK we love to restore older properties, returning them to their former glory and keeping original features. However, one original feature you won’t want to keep, is the electrical wiring. It’s not just an issue with period properties. Any building over 25 years old with original wiring will need to have it replaced to be compliant with Building Regulations safety and energy efficiency standards.

Electrical Contractors BrightonRe-wiring is disruptive, as floorboards, plasterwork, carpets and flooring will need to be removed, so it’s best to get it done before moving in or carrying out any home improvement works. Re-wiring is not a DIY job and needs to be carried out by a qualified electrical contractor.

Here are some signs that your wiring is out of date and needs replacing.

Old Fuse Box

Signs of an old fuse box that needs replacing are: wooden backs, cast iron switches, no labels and a mix of different fuses. Black rubber cables are used in older fuse boxes. These can deteriorate over time, exposing live wires which can result in a fire or electrical shock.

Plugs And Switches

Check your plugs for broken plastic casings that expose the inner components. Round pins are frequently found in older properties and should be replaced with the modern 3 pin variety. Round black switches may be in keeping with an older property, but will need to be replaced as will sockets attached to the skirting boards instead of the wall itself.

Check any plugs that are warm to touch or emit a ‘fizzing’ or ‘crackling’ sound when in use.

Lights

Old style lightbulbs consume more energy and frequently blow. All light bulbs should be replaced by energy efficient ones.

Round switches were used pre-1960s so will need to be replaced with modern versions. New replica versions are available to buy if you still want to keep an original look.

Check for flickering lights, it is a sure sign that your fuse box is out of date or your light switches are not functioning correctly. This can be a serious fire risk and needs to be inspected by a qualified electrician.

Old braided cables hanging from central ceiling lights need to be replaced with modern PVC cabling.

You may find that an older property has had some refurbishment so a completer re-wire may not be necessary, however, to avoid constant wiring problems and costly repairs, a complete re-wire may end up being more cost effective in the long run.

For more information and advice, contact Icarus Electrical Contractors Brighton.

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Why You Should Switch To LED Lighting

Cutting down on your energy consumption is as easy as switching on a switch. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint and make your home or business more energy efficient, one of the most popular and easy solutions is to install energy efficient lights. Just this one simple change can have a positive effect, not only on the environment, but also on your energy bills and even your general health. Here’s why:

Energy Efficient

LED lights use 90% less energy than conventional lights. That means they are 20 times more energy efficient than traditional lighting and they use a fraction of the energy to produce the same amount of light.Electrical Contractors Sussex

Heat

Conventional lightbulbs lose 95% of heat when they are switched on. LEDs only lose 5%. LEDs are cold to touch and won’t heat up like conventional bulbs so you won’t risk burning your fingers if you touch them. The cold light is perfect for indoor plant growth, while the light produced still manages to create a warm glow around your rooms.

Good For Your Health

LED lights are actually good for you!

There’s no high powered discharge that can hurt your eyes.

There’s no UV light to damage your skin.

They don’t attract bugs and insects so there’s less chance of being bitten and no need to use toxic insecticide sprays.

LED light therapy can be used to treat a number of skin conditions such as sun-damaged skin.

They don’t contain harmful environmental pollutants like mercury or lead.

Their low voltage means greater electrical safety and less risk of electrical fires.

Greener

LEDs are recyclable, in fact they have 4 times less environmental impact than conventional lights. As LEDs use less energy, less energy needs to be produced to power them from fossil fuel sources such as goal and gas.

Durable

The average LED lightbulb lasts around 25,000 hours and many have a lifespan of up to 20 years. They are low maintenance and also incredibly durable. Their thick coating is almost unbreakable and they don’t have a delicate inner filament like conventional bulbs. They are also rust proof, so  are ideal for outdoor lighting.

Cost Effective

Although they are more expensive to buy than standard bulbs, you’ll get your money back from lower energy bills. Changing just 20 bulbs in your home or office will save you almost £300 each year.

For more information on LED lighting installation, contact Icarus Electrical contractors, Sussex today, or visit us online to view our full range of services.

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