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How Does Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Work?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 14th , 2019

 

In the short space of time that improved battery technology has led to electric vehicles (EV), one of the outstanding issues when going electric is recharging the vehicle’s battery. Having charging points at home (if you have off-street parking), your place of work, and car parks will be adequate for most drivers.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

The Lifespan Of LED Lights

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 11th , 2019

 


LED lighting fixtures are among the most cost-effective and reliable lighting options for commercial and public buildings. As they are up to 90% more efficient when compared to their incandescent counterparts, it stands to reason that they represent excellent value for money in large-scale lighting installations. However, what type of lifespan is associated with LED lights?

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Topics: LED Lighting

Installing An Extensive Fire Alarm System

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 9th , 2019

 

Fire alarms are an essential safeguard of personal safety and their presence is mandatory to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Properly installing these systems should be a top priority and there are a handful of recommendations to keep in mind. Here are 4 factors to keep in mind.

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Topics: Electrical Contractor

Which Boiler Systems Are Best Suited To Large Public Sector Organisations?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 7th , 2019

In this article we consider the different types of boiler systems and which is best for large public sector organisations, particularly concerning price, reliability and operating costs over the long term.

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Topics: Electrical Contractor

What To Look For When Hiring An LED Lighting Contractor

Posted by Andrew Lambert on October 4th , 2019


When you are responsible for property management and need an electrical contractor, there are certainly plenty of potential suppliers, service and installation companies out there. However, which specialist lighting contractor is best? If you plan to upgrade your interior or exterior illumination to energy-efficient LED lighting, then quality and price will probably be foremost in your thoughts. However, is there anything else of which property owners ought to be aware? Below, we discuss eight essentials to bear in mind when choosing an electrical lighting contractor.

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Topics: LED Lighting

What Regulations Apply To Installing EV Charging Stations?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 2nd , 2019

Lower running costs, reduced carbon emissions, pricing levels and subsidies mean that electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming an increasingly attractive transport option. However, when setting up a new EV charging station, what regulations should the installer follow? Here, we highlight the essential requirements for architects, consultants and electrical engineering technicians to consider when installing charger stations for EVs.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

Why Ongoing Hot Water System Maintenance Is So Vital

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 30th , 2019

Regular maintenance of hot water systems is essential for avoiding common faults. The chances are any serious system breakdown will cost substantially more in lost output or manufacturing than the modest cost of an effective ongoing maintenance plan.

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Topics: Building Maintenance

Why Install An EV Charging Station At Your Workplace?

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 27th , 2019


On the face of it, there doesn’t seem much to consider. By 2040 we are supposed to be an all-electric country, vehicle wise. With the current voucher scheme of 75% of the cost of installation (up to £500/unit) paid for by government, maybe installing charging centres in the workplace sooner rather than later is the best option. Here are a few things to consider.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

How Much Does It Cost To Charge An Electric Vehicle?

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 25th , 2019


Ownership of electric and hybrid motor vehicles is becoming noticeably more accessible, thanks to technological advances and price reductions. This greener type of motoring has steadily become more visible over the last few years; in May 2019, there were 12,000 EV (electric vehicle) public charging points in the UK. According to Auto Express, this remarkable figure was fivefold that of just eight years before, in 2011. Below, with motorists who own EVs (or plan to acquire one) in mind, we consider the cost of charging an EV and how it compares to refuelling petrol and diesel cars.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

Finding The Right Electrical Contractor For Your Business

Posted by Andrew Lambert on September 20th , 2019

Business directories and phone books list numerous electrical contractors, but how does one select the right firm of electricians? When projects are ambitious or non-standard in terms of their goals and involve significant expenditure, the choice of supplier becomes all the more important. Factors such as good communication, capacity, and compatibility with one’s business ethos need due consideration, too. Here we list some points to contemplate when choosing an electrical contractor.

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Topics: Electrical Contractor

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