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How to reduce your energy bill

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You’ve probably found that your household uses up a lot of energy – especially if your electricity and gas bills are high. Did you know that there are many easy and quick ways to reduce your energy usage and save money?

Here are some things you can start doing today to help!

Turn off your appliances

Leaving your appliances on and plugged in – even if they are on standby – can use up energy. Start switching off and unplugging the TV when it’s not in use. It may seem like something small, but it can end up making a big difference.

Get a smart thermostat

Having a smart thermostat can save you money because they know how to heat your home the smart way. They are programmed to only heat up rooms that are in use and learn how long it takes to heat your home – this means the smart thermostat will be able to heat your home efficiently to exactly the right temperature. Smart thermostats can also be controlled from a mobile device, meaning you’ll never have to come home to a cold house again!

Replace your light bulbs

Simply switching out your regular light bulbs for energy-saving ones can save you a lot of money per year. Energy-saving light bulbs last longer and are cheap and easy to get too. This is a change you can make today to start saving energy!

Invest in energy efficient appliances

If you’re on the hunt for a new appliance then take a look at the energy efficient ones on the market. These kinds of appliances may be more expensive because of their efficiency, but they will save you money in the long run so they are a worthwhile investment.

EJS Electrical are here for all your electrical requirements. If you think you might need an electrician, for an emergency or simply for an electrical fitting, then be sure to get in touch with us today!

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When might you need an emergency callout?

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An emergency electrical callout is just how it sounds – it means calling out an electrician in case of a home emergency. Hopefully, you’ll never need an emergency callout, but here are some reasons why you may need one.

Power outage

You could be minding your own business one day and suddenly – no power! This can be very annoying and inconvenient, especially if there’s something important you have to do. If it’s late at night then it can also be a scary experience as you’ll be shrouded in darkness. Your smartphones torch will do for you to be able to get around, but the next step is to check if your house is the only one with the power outage.

Look outside and see if your neighbour’s lights are on, check streetlamps, or knock on your neighbours’ door and ask. If it’s just you, then it’s time to make a callout – call an electrician ASAP, don’t leave it until the morning!

Burning or smoke

If you see or smell burning or smoke then this is likely a bad sign. If it’s coming from your power outlets then this counts as an electrical emergency – in the worst case, a fire could start in your home so be safe and make an emergency callout. Switch off everything in or near the power outlet and wait for the electrition to arrive to properly access the situation.

Water damage

If your home has been subjected to any water damage, such as flooding or a burst pipe, then this can cause water damage to your electrical wiring. This is very unsafe as there is a high risk of electrical shock and, even if the water damage doesn’t seem that severe, it is still best to get it checked out by an electrician to ensure there are no problems later down the line.

Here at EJS Electrical, we can come to you in your time of need. We have an emergency callout service is available, so you can rely on us to help you in case of an electrical emergency. Contact us today to find out more.