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17th November 2016

Here at MS Electrical we’re always looking to give best practice advice and to help our customers save money and stay safe. With that in mind, and with lighting accounting for around 18% of a standard household’s electricity bill, we wanted to share with you that there are several simple steps you can take now to reduce your expenditure in the future.

A good start is to change the light bulbs you use and the way you use them. Domestic properties tend to use a mixture of standard light fittings and downlighters or spotlight fittings, and as Mark Smith, owner of MS Electrical Services, explains, the good news is that energy-efficient bulbs are available for both types of fitting and there are savings to be made. “There are just two types of energy-efficient light bulb available in the UK: Compact Fluorescent Lamps, known as CFLs, and Light Emitting Diodes, known as LEDs,” says Mark. “CFLs are cost-effective for most general lighting requirements, and replacing a traditional light bulb with a CFL of the same brightness will save you about £5 per year, or £70 over the lifetime of the bulb. LEDs are available for both fitting types and are especially good for spotlights and dimmable lights as they’re more efficient than CFLs and will save you more money in the long term. We estimate that if you replaced all the halogen downlighters in your home with LEDs you’d reduce your electricity bill by at least £35 per annum.”

MS Electrical Services offer fixed wire testing and PAT testing in Cambridge, Ely and Newmarket, so please call 01223 258968 / 01353 665106 to discuss how we can help keep your electrical safety in check.

We have been extremely pleased with the service provided by MS Electrical. In all our dealings with them they have proven to be efficient, reliable and a pleasure to deal with. We would not hesitate to recommend their services.

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