Wason & Webb News

Finding a Good Electrician

You know that you need some electrical work doing, but it can seem like a mammoth task to find a good electrician that you can rely on. There are some simple steps that you can take to ensure that you don’t end up getting your fingers burnt by an incompetent tradesman.   Firstly, ask your friends, family and work colleagues for recommendations, any good electrician will have built their business on word of mouth.   Ensure that you check qualifications, registration, insurance and any guarantee on their work.   Ask to see examples of their work with references   Make sure you know what you are paying for. Ask for 3 written quotes from 3 different electricians to ensure that you are receiving value for money.     Here at Wason & Webb, we are proud to have built our business on a strong reputation for high quality work and first-class customer service.  We are of course...

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Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

With global warming and an uncertain economy, now is a great time to start making your home more energy efficient. The changes don’t always need to be huge, start small and you’ll soon see how the savings mount up.   Ensure that you switch off your electrical appliances when they are not in use, including microwaves, cookers and washing machines   If you have your central heating on, make sure you close the curtains to help insulate and thus minimise any potential wasted energy   Use draught excluders   Use your shower rather than your bath   Set your washing machine at 30°. It is better for the environment, saves you money and is kinder to your clothes!   Consider switching to LED lighting, saving you both energy and lighting in the long run.   Did you know that 25% of the heat lost in an uninsulated house is lost through the roof? Take the time to...

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Rewiring Your Home

With all the new housing developments springing up everywhere, many of us prefer to purchase an older home with its thicker walls, bigger gardens and higher ceilings. In particular we seem to enjoy an improvement project that we can get our teeth into and turn into a labour of love. It is important to consider though that over the years others may have carried out renovations before you, resulting in faulty or damaged wiring.   As a rule of thumb, we recommend that if your house is over 25 years old you should have an electrical inspection carried out to determine if the house needs rewiring.   Whilst the thought of rewiring your home may seem like a daunting task in reality it is not as disruptive as it first sounds. The benefits far outweigh any inconvenience and you will be left with a safe and more efficient home....

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