Category: Electrician

Upgrade Your House: Update Light Switches to Programmable

There are many ways in which you can upgrade your home and one of these is to switch over to programmable light fixtures throughout your home. It helps you to save energy as you can program these switches to automatically come on when you need it to.

Switching over to these fixtures will add versatile and convenience to your home and it’s a great way to add value to your property in general.

What Are Programmable Fixtures?
Programmable light fixtures are fixtures that works with a programmable system where you can choose when your lights should be turned on. For e.g. you can program it so that your lights and lamps come on at a specific time every day, without you having to switch them on manually. This saves a lot of energy as lights won’t be on throughout the day but rather only when you want it to be switched on. read more

Upgrade Your House: Change Light Fixtures

When you think about upgrading your home, you don’t necessarily have to make big expensive changes to add value to your home. Doing smaller repair work such as repairing light fixtures can make your home more practical and ensure that everything works as it should.

With the right light fixtures you can add life to a room and ensure that your home look modern and practical. It’s often the smaller details that allow you to make the most out of your home and add value to the property as a whole.

Here are some of the benefits of a proper light fixture installation: read more

Make Home Safe: Install a Security System

Making your home safe is easier than you think; by simply installing a security system you will make your entire property significantly safer for you and your family. If you plan ahead and choose the right system, it will be a cost-effective investment that will definitely pay off.

Although there are a lot of DIY security systems and solutions available, it’s always recommended to rather have a professional install your home security system to ensure that everything works as it should and to have a guarantee on the workmanship. read more

Summer Home Improvement: Ceiling Fan Installation

With this warmer weather homeowners like you will want to be enjoying their home by turning it into comfortable, enjoyable spaces. You can make a few minor changes to your house to turn it into an enjoyable summer house, and one of the easiest ways to do that east to install modern ceiling fans.

Ceiling fans are not only great to keep you cool during the summer, but it can also help you to save energy on your cooling costs. This is why it is important to make sure that you choose the right type of ceiling fan and that they are professionally installed. read more

Improve your property value: Rewiring your house

Considering the vast number of electrical items we use around the house in our everyday lives, rewiring your house every few years is really not a bad idea. A proper full rewiring of your house would mean that the electrical wiring contained in each room of your house would be replaced. Ranging from the switches, light fittings to sockets, each will be removed and replaced with new ones. While rewiring your house might not increase property value per se, but it will definitely save you from picky buyers from noticing such issues and trying to reduce the price because of this. read more

Getting a Smart Thermostat

Purchasing a smart thermostat will help you set the right temperature throughout the day and in accordance to your daily schedules, making your life a whole lot easier; not to mention, smart thermostats save you heaps of time and money.

What is a Smart Thermostat?

If you haven’t heard about a smart thermostat, it’s basically a thermostat with advanced communication and connection features which allows you to set up automatic temperature settings based on your daily needs and individual schedules. Certain thermostats with Wi-Fi connectivity have advanced functions that can be made great use of. read more

First time buyers: Top Five Tips to Avoid Homeowner Hassles

Buying your first house can be a stressful experience. Once all of the legal dealings are out of the way, and you’ve popped the cork on your ‘welcome to your new home’ bottle of champagne, the reality sets in – everything from the bricks and mortar to the knives and forks are now your responsibility.
We at HaMuch have put together our top five tips to help make your first home run like a dream.

1. Find the essentials

When you first move in, it can be tempting to focus on where the TV will go and what colour the spare bedroom will be, first make sure you find the essentials. Locate your gas and electricity meters, the fuse box, and the stopcock on day one. Once all your boxes are unloaded from the moving van, you should take readings from your meters, as your suppliers will need this information, and it will avoid you getting over charged.
If you can find your fuse box in the dark and can access (and shut off) your stopcock valve quickly, you will be covered for most major emergencies. When you need the services of an electrician or a plumber, they will ask you where these are, so it’s handy to tell them straight away. read more

DIY Disasters and How to Avoid Them

Some of us are blessed with almost professional level skills when it comes to home improvements. People who can turn their hand to most repairs or renovations, and looking like they’ve been visited by the Grand Designs team, can be the envy of their less able friends
For others, though, DIY can be a DI-Saster, and end up costing time, money and heartache in the long run. Don’t let that put you off though. With some research, some careful planning, and sometimes a visit from the professionals, you can improve your home for relatively little cost.
Here’s the HaMuch guide to DIY disasters, and how to avoid them. read more

How to Avoid Kitchen Sink Dramas

House maintenance can seem like an endless battle with homeowners banging their heads against the wall when it feels like yet another repair needs doing, or the boiler is on the blink – again!

Whatsmore, homeowners tend to agree that finding the right tradesperson for a job can be a real challenge, and many people are left scratching their heads not knowing where to start their search or who to trust.

Here are three simple steps to find the right person for the job, avoiding the pain and strain of poor services, and instead feeling confident while the true professionals take care of your much-loved home. read more

Checkatrade vs Rated People vs MyBuilder

Comparison of Tradespeople Websites

On-line websites and Apps have changed the way we run our lives, Amazon is now the world’s retailer and while Uber has had a set-back, in London, it’s a safe bet that we will be using one Ride App or another instead of flagging down Taxis longer term.

Nowadays when we need a plumber or electrician how many of us still turn to Yellow Pages? How we find and select tradespeople is undergoing a similar revolution to retail and taxis with a range of websites offering new ways to simplify the process of selecting and communicating with heating engineers and builders (including Yellow pages with their online sister – Yell). read more