Prepare your home lighting for Winter

Prepare your home lighting for Winter

15 October 2018by KG Electrical

The nights are drawing in and now the clocks have gone back we expect we’ll be turning on the lights at home as soon as we get back from work. Even in the daytime, with the sun lower and the sky often overcast, our lights will be getting a lot more use than they have for the last 6 months. But that doesn’t mean the electricity bills have to be sky high, we have a couple tricks up our sleeve to help you keep the lights on and the costs low. And with Christmas just around the corner, we could all do with saving a penny or two!

Energy saving

Switching to energy saving light bulbs and LED is quick, easy and helps you avoid big increases in your electricity consumption. Our experienced St Albans based electricians will assess your usage and advise you on the best bulbs for your existing fittings. We also install low-energy LED lighting, including spotlights and downlights which give you the brightness you need, where you need it.

Outdoor lighting

As the nights draw in you will depend more on your outside lighting to make you feel safe and secure. If you don’t already have security lighting, now is a good time to invest in having some installed. Coming home to a well-lit drive or pathway is so much more welcoming than trying to find your way in the dark. It makes you feel safer and it’s easier to park the car. Exterior lighting also helps to keep your home safe, serving as a good deterrent to burglars. With motion-activated sensors, security lighting doesn’t have to be needlessly on all night wasting electricity and money, as the light only activates when movement is detected and can be set to stay lit for just a minute or less.

Safety testing

One of the best parts of Christmas prep is getting the outside of your house decorated with lights of all shapes, sizes and colours for passers-by to enjoy and help spread the festive cheer. However, you may have used your lights for several years and although they may look fine, it is important to get them tested before you put them up. It’s fun to have an impressive display of festive lighting, but the safety of you and your family must always be a priority. The wet and windy weather around Christmas can cause more risks associated with exterior lighting. Our electricians will carry out our thorough safety tests on your Christmas lights, and can also check your internal sockets to ensure they are not overloaded.

At KG Electrical, we offer a wide range of services to help our customers to stay safe and get the best from their electrical products. Call us today to find out more about how we can help you get ready for winter.

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