Whether you own a home or rent a home it is important that your electrical installations are tested regularly. If you are preparing a property to let or putting a property on the market for sale it is recommended that an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) be carried out. Have a read of our published newsfeed here
Lowe Electrical Contractors work with many commercial operations and businesses across Leicestershire and the East Midlands. We work from initial building concept with architects to managing complete electrical lighting re-installs in older buildings, always ensuring the appropriate form of lighting is applied, conforming to all current standards.
Lighting uses some 20% of the electricity generated in the UK* but over 75% of lighting installations are thought to be out of date and unable to meet recommended design standards.
Did you know that 80% of our sensory input at work comes through our eyes; therefore the importance of having good quality lighting not only helps with enhanced performance in the work place, but also has health benefits too.
Good lighting in the workplace promotes:
1. A reduced risk of occupational accidents and health problems
2. Better concentration and accuracy in work
3. A brighter, cleaner workplace resulting in a more active, cheerful environment
4. Improved work performance
5. Better visibility, improved accuracy and increased work speed, enhancing production.
It is positive news then that lighting methods are continually evolving through the need to reduce carbon emissions. This requirement has given a perfect opportunity for the development of more efficient and effective lighting solutions that Lowe Electrical install every day.
* Carbon Trust
During this exceptionally cold Winter it’s important to be mindful of how you are consuming energy in the home … Lowe Electrical in Leicester would like to share with you just one idea to make your home more energy-efficient.
Install a programmable thermostat and a timer for the water heater
Just as you would switch off the lights before heading out to work, you should turn the heating down while you’re away. You can easily do this by programming a thermostat for a higher temperature when you’re away from home in warmer months, or lower in cooler months.
Likewise, only heat your water when you’re there to use it…you definitely want to make sure you are not heating the whole tank needlessly.
If you have any questions about design and installation of domestic electrical services, we will be happy to hear from you. Our friendly, professional electricians are NICEIC approved and we are experienced at working directly with customers.