How does the winter weather affect your electrics?
The colder nights are drawing in, and before long, the clocks will be going back. Homes everywhere are debating their heating bill versus keeping the house warm, and many of us are layering up when we go outside! There can be no doubt that winter is getting ever closer, so what does this mean for our electrics, and how can electrical services ensure that our home stays in tip-top condition over the winter months?
It is understandable that we use more electricity in the winter months than at any other time of year. With less sunlight, our homes get darker earlier and are generally colder. Electricity helps to heat and light our homes during a lack of natural light. But this does not come without potential problems for our home electrics. During the winter, older electric systems may struggle to keep up with the additional power requirements, leading to malfunctions, including breakdowns and system trips.
Your electrical system is one of the most important things to consider in your home as we move into colder months. What will you do if you get home and find that your lights don’t work or your heating isn’t warming your house as it should? Get your home electrics checked before you really need them with electrical services from BES Electrical.
Winter electrical services you can expect from BES
Below are just some of the electrical services you could benefit from before the winter really gets underway. Get in touch with BES Electrical to find out more about the electrical services below.
Don’t wait until you turn your heating on to find out that there is a fault in the system or worse – it doesn’t work at all. Get your electric heating checked before you need it to ensure there are no faults in the system, and if there are, they can be fixed in good time.
With the cold weather settling in, many of us will be cooking with the windows closed and trying to heat the home as much as we can. But heat can bring its own concerns and dangers. Depending on the heater types you are using, whether they are oil or an open fireplace, you’ll need to ensure your smoke alarms are in good working order in case the worst happens and a fire breaks out in your home.
Regular maintenance and repair
It is good practice to keep your home in good working order and carry out regular maintenance on your electrical system. If you are periodically checking your electrics, the chances are you will find any faults and concerns early on, and this could cost less to fix than if you were to wait until there was a problem.
External lighting installations
With the nights getting darker earlier, we still need to be able to see outside our homes. Whether our children are playing outside or we are waiting for a parcel to be delivered, having external lights installed is a great way to ensure you can see outside when you need to. They also act as a good deterrent for burglars.
Additional lighting and circuit installations
Do you have dark spots in your home that could really do with a bit of extra light? BES Electrical offers lighting and circuit installations so you can ensure every part of your home is lit up when you need it most.
The benefits of preparing your home for winter
It is no secret that homes across the UK are tightening their purse strings and trying to save money wherever possible. With utility bills rising fast, many homes are having to choose between heating, water and food currently and are struggling to make ends meet. Preparing your home for winter before the cold weather kicks in will save you money in the long run as your electrics will be running effectively, meaning electricity is not being wasted by faulty circuits or overloaded sockets.
Adverse weather is also on the rise across the world, with storms, heavy winds and torrential rains. Many towns across the UK are not equipped to deal with flash flooding or tree uprooting, which seems to be on the increase year on year. With rising energy costs combined with increasingly adverse weather, it’s more important than ever that we look after our homes and ensure that they are ready to cope with the cold, wet and windy weather that will surely be hitting the UK soon.
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Contact BES today to discuss our electrical services
If you feel your home is not quite ready to face the harsh realities of winter if you would like your smoke alarm checked and your heating given the once over, get in touch with BES Electrical today to find out more about our electrical services and how we can help your home stay in top shape this winter. Based in Chesham, BES Electrical support the Home Counties and Oxfordshire with their domestic and commercial electric needs. From fault finding to new installations and complete new home wiring, we are your local and reliable electric team. For more information or to book an appointment, get in touch today.