Articles tagged in ‘Energy Saving’

Electric Heating

 

As the mornings are now becoming much colder

 

is it a struggle to get out of your nice warm bed and enter your freezing cold bathroom?

 

Is it time to think about a heating system?

 

Ever thought of an Electric heating system?

 

It has a number of benefits over other fuels.

 

  • Very easy to install,

ensuring installation costs are kept to a minimum. It doesn’t require any pipe-work, simply a connection to the electrical circuit. It means minimal disruption for the household. What’s more, because the heaters can work as stand-alone units or as a system, it is easy and cheap to add heaters to a system at any time as budgets permit.

  • 100% efficient at the point of use,

Meaning all the electricity used is converted directly into heat, unlike boiler-based systems where energy is wasted through the flue

Because electric heating has virtually no moving parts, most systems can be expected to last for at least 15 years, whereas the gas boiler has a lifetime of only 10 years.

  • Flexible & Versatile

Electric heating doesn’t require a flue or pipe-work, so there are no restrictions on building layout or design and no regulatory or planning issues associated with

  • Safe, Reliable Systems

Whatever type of heating you chose; safety is always an important consideration. Because electric heaters do not burn fuel internally to generate heat, there are none of the associated safety risks, such as carbon monoxide poisoning or explosions. And as there are no radiators to leak or burst, there is less risk of damage your  property,

  • No maintenance and no annual inspection

With virtually no moving parts to break down or wear out, electric heating is extremely reliable and there is practically nothing to go wrong. Gas boiler based system on the other hand should be regular serviced and, although not a legal requirement in private properties, should be given an annual safety check.

  • Comfort and Control

Modern electric heaters incorporate highly sensitive, integral thermostatic controls.

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Reducing energy use makes perfect business sense

 

As you know last week the clocks went back and the days got shorter, this creates the demand for artificial lighting within commercial properties.

 

Whilst it’s accepted that more lighting is required throughout the darker days, wasted energy is still a huge issue that needs to be tackled throughout the UK. The correct lighting in the workplace is essential and improves the alertness and accuracy of those working in it

 

In a recent survey it was found that 60% of us leave lights on when not in the room! That’s a shocking statistic.

 

Although the biggest excuse for this is to ward off intruders one in 8 just said they just forgot!

 

Lighting is one of the biggest users of electricity in the workplace so why not up grade

 

If you do need to leave the lights on, make sure you switch to energy-efficient LED lighting

Or fit motion sensors to your lights so they turn off when no one is in the room

 

Contact one of our dedicated team today on 01226 296425  or contact us on line here to discuss your lighting needs

 

 

 

 

 

Under Floor Heating

 

Don’t get caught out this winter with your old home heating system

 

Why not upgrade to under floor heating?

 

This could be the solution for you

 

  • Its Quick and easy to install
  • Has low running costs
  • Energy efficient
  • As there are no moving parts (such as a water pump) its maintenance free
  • Under floor heating heats the whole room with no cold spots
  • Lack of radiators frees up wall space in your rooms
  • Could add value to your property

 

Under floor heating can be used in every room of the house

 

To discuss the different formats of under floor heating available to suit all types of flooring

 

Contact one of our dedicated team today on 01226 296425 or contact us online here    

Farho Central Heating

Now that autumn is here and the weather turning colder, are you looking to upgrade your heating system?

 

 

Here at A Coole Electricals we would recommend Farho central heating as it is highly efficient electric central heating.

 

 

The radiators are easily installed, both time and cost is radically reduced from other systems that need pipe work.  Farho electric radiators are ideal for points in the property where pipes are difficult to install.

 

 

This system should be considered for saving money, its safety, performance, ease of control, longevity and ease of installation. With focus on renewable energy sources and declining fossil fuels such as gas. It’s fair to predict electrical energy will be more cost effective now and in the future.

 

 

  • As safety is important you will find the radiators are fitted with temperature limit and a keypad lock
  • The product shape is designed with soft edges which makes it ideal for families
  • And there is no need for costly service bills as the radiators are maintenance free

 

Farho electrical radiators are best in their class. That is why we at A Coole Electrical are fitting them on a large contract in Luton and we also have them in our own office

With a combination of high spec materials and clever engineering you get high performance and reliable heating all at the right cost.

 

Contact one of our dedicated team today on 01226 296425  or contact us on line here to discuss your lighting needs.

 

 

 

Underfloor Heating Systems – Yorkshire

Are you looking to upgrade your home heating system?

Electric underfloor heating could be the solution your looking for, with many advantages to upgrading to an underfloor system it’s easy to see why over the last few years it’s becoming the increasingly poplar choice among home-owners.

 

Benefits of upgrading to Electric Underfloor Heating

  • Quick and easy to install
  • Low running costs
  • No maintenance needed, as there are no moving parts such as water pumps
  • Comforting and even heat – underfloor heating heats the whole room with no cold spots
  • No radiators, giving you the freedom of design with no obstructions and more wall space.
  • Energy efficient
  • Added value to properties

 

Underfloor heating myths 

Its only for kitchen and bathrooms – Underfloor heating can be used in any room or the whole house.

Its not energy efficient – Electrical underfloor heating is more energy efficient than water systems and other types of electrical heating.

It’s expensive – Underfloor heating requires no maintenance and with less energy being used compared with other systems, it has lower running costs.

Floors are uncomfortably hot – floors are warm not hot and with easy to use controls you can accurately set the floor temperature to your preference.

It will raise floor levels – It will not raise floor levels with some systems using wire only 1.6mm thick.

 

Products Available

With different formats of underfloor heating available to suit all types of flooring, with loose wire and mat based systems available for tile, stone or ceramic flooring and foil systems are more suitable for under carpets, laminate, vinyl and wooden flooring.

 


For a free no obligation quotation call A Coole Electrical today on 01226 296245 or contact us online here

 

LED Lighting – South Yorkshire

Could your business benefit from updating to LED Lighting?

 

There are many benefits to updating to LED lighting, for example:

 

  • LED lighting has a longer life span compared to other light sources.  LED lighting can last up to 50,000 hours plus therefore reducing the rate they will need replacing.
  • LED lighting needs no maintenance, in effect you can just fit and forget.
  • LED produces less heat than the conventional lights operating at less than 60°C which also means improved safety with no burning your fingers.
  • LED is available in a variety of colours to suit your decorative needs, or if you prefer they are also available in the conventional lighting colours.
  • LED use up to 80% less power than a conventional light source saving you energy and money!
  • LED’s don’t contain any toxic chemicals like mercury making them better for our environment.
Contact one of our dedicated team today on 01226 296425 to discuss your lighting upgrade!

 

Electric Heating, South Yorkshire

COULD YOU BENEFIT FROM ELECTRIC HEATING?

 

Why use electric heating?

There are many advantages to electric heating no matter what system you decide to use. These benefits include:

  • No maintenance – with no moving parts electrical systems need virtually no maintenance and have a longer life expectancy than boiler systems
  • Cost effective installation- with no need for a boiler or pipework installation costs are conciderably reduced
  • More efficient – electric systems are more efficient as they directly convert electrical energy to heat
  • Energy efficient/costs – with electricity generated by many methods you can run your heating system in an environmentally  friendly way and without the need for burning a fuel there is no energy wasted. With gas prices rising more quickly than electricity electric systems are more cost effective to run than boiler systems

 

What type of property is electrical heating suitable for?

Electric heating is suitable for any property including:

  • Domestic – houses, apartments
  • Commercial – offices, shops, hotels
  • Educational – schools, colleges, nurseries
  • Health – hospitals, dental practices, clinics
  • Elderly – nursing homes, care homes, retirement homes

 

 

Products available

There are many different sized radiators available to suit your needs as well as a variety of products from the basic analogue thermostat to digital display systems to wireless controlled systems that can be controlled via a smart phone, tablet, laptop, computer etc.

 

Call A Coole Electrical today to discuss your electrical heating options on 01226 296425 or contact us online here

Underfloor Heating Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Did you know the underfloor heating market has grown by more than 10 times over the last decade.  Could this further improve your home or office?

 

Benefits to electric underfloor heating

  • It provides even heat in all parts of the room, providing more comfort wherever you are in the room
  • Electrical heating systems require minimal or no maintenance unlike water systems
  • Its a safer form of heating with no risk of leaks, no hot surfaces and no sharp edges
  • It’s simple and quick to install
  • Low running costs with environmental benefits
  • There is no need for radiators, freeing up more wall space

Is this something you need?

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Domestic Upgrade/Bespoke Automated LED Lighting

Upgrades

  • Upgrade to 17th Edition Regulations.
  • Full/Partial rewires
  • LED/Bespoke automated lighting

LED Lighting

 

Myths:

  • Expensive – although initially more than conventional lighting, there is a cost saving in the long run. LED lights have a longer life span than conventional light as well as being cheaper to run and more energy efficient. They also need no maintenance, in effect you can just fit and forget.
  • Too bright – Dimable LED lighting is available to suit your needs

 

Advantages:

  • Cost effective and energy efficient
  • modernise your home and have the latest showroom finish with LED
  • Available in a wide spectrum of colours and styles to suit your needs.

 

Products Available:

  • Mini flood/outside lights
  • Spotlights and downlights
  • Floor/decking lighting
  • Wall lights
  • Under cabinet and strip lights
  • and much more

Call us today on 01226 296425 to discuss your needs alternatively click here to fill in an on-line contact form and one of our dedicated team will contact you.

LED Lighting – Yorkshire Electrician


LED Lighting For Your Commercial Property?


 If your business is still using incandescent downlights or Halogen track lighting, you’re just burning up money. Most of the energy emitted from incandescent bulbs (yes, Halogen bulbs are considered an incandescent light source) is converted to heat instead of light. That’s why you’ll burn yourself if you try to touch a traditional light bulb. 

What if you could go years without having to change a burned out light? Most LED lights are designed to last on average 40,000 and 50,00 hours, that means you could leave them on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and they could last more than 5 years!

 

Don’t believe all the light bulb jokes out there. Changing a light can be tricky if you’re running a hotel, restaurant or retail business. Often you have to wait until there’s a lull in business to break out a ladder or a lift to change a bulb. We’ve heard stories of hotels bringing in a crew with a scissor lift in the small hours of the morning, when lobby traffic was low, to change hard to reach bulbs. That’s too much trouble to have to go through on a regular basis, not to mention expensive. With long-lasting LED lights, you can cut back on lighting maintenance, freeing up your employees to focus o other more pressing tasks.

In most applications there is a retrofit LED option available, from incandescent GLS lamps to decorative candle lamps there is now a LED equivalent available. There are a varying spectrums of colour now available so the harsh LED light of the early days is no longer a problem. In some cases like GU10/MR16 Halogen downlights there may be a need for a minor adaptation to enable a LED install. All of the above leads to a cost effective option when looking to cut cost on your energy bill and of course your carbon emissions

 

 

 Contact us HERE or call us on 01226 296425 for more information on your LED Lighting requirements.