Extending power circuits

When you want an extra socket in your kitchen, more than any other room in the house, just fitting an extension is really only a short term solution. Because the kind of implements that you are likely to use in the kitchen, such as toaster and kettle, are all heat producing therefor using large amounts of power and can overstress the cable and plug and become a realistic fire risk.

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Under floor heating

Avoid the shock of cold tiles under your feet when you’re half asleep. Add that extra touch of luxury to your bathroom tiles and get your day off to a good start, stepping out from the shower onto a warm tile floor.

The principle characteristic of underfloor heating is that it radiates heat evenly upwards from your floor. This in turn creates the perfect heat signature for a comfortably heated home. The even heat distribution rises up slowly warming extremities first and leaving higher parts of the room at a comfortable temperature. Unlike most traditional methods of heating this means the top of the room doesn’t need to be overheated to make the lower parts of the room reach a comfortable temperature which also leads to energy savings.

We employ reliable professionals who are trained to deal with all aspects of electrical faults. AA Electrical Services is a reputable installation, repair and maintenance service company covering the South East area. Our team of electricians provides you with maintenance of your electrical installation and appliances as well as a fast and reliable breakdown service. Recognising current British standards, our electrical engineers are NICEIC registered, Part P accredited and qualified to 17th edition standard, as certified by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE). This enables us to offer the highest levels of professional service to you.

Spot Lighting

Gone are the days when the kitchen or lounge has a big pendant or flourescent light in the middle of the room. Now days modern spot or down lights come in thousands of different versions, styles or colours amd provide a much better light. Also planning where the lights will go will give a much more direct light highlighting areas where you need a lot of light and taking light away from areas that dont need any. Most modern lights will accept bulbs that can have varying angles of light from a spot to a flood giving you precise light where and when you want it.

We employ reliable professionals who are trained to deal with all aspects of electrical faults. AA Electrical Services is a reputable installation, repair and maintenance service company covering the South East area. Our team of electricians provides you with maintenance of your electrical installation and appliances as well as a fast and reliable breakdown service. Recognising current British standards, our electrical engineers are NICEIC registered, Part P accredited and qualified to 17th edition standard, as certified by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE). This enables us to offer the highest levels of professional service to you.

Extractor hoods

An extractor hood consists of three main components: a skirt or capture panel to contain the rising gases (also known as the “effluent plume”), one or more grease filters, and a fan or tangential blower for forced ventilation.

There are 2 major applications of extractor hoods: ducted (or vented) application, and ductless (or recirculating) application. In a ducted application, the output collar of the extractor hood’s blower motor is attached to a duct system, which terminates outside of the residence. In a ductless application, a filter containing activated charcoal is used to remove odor and smoke particles from the air, before releasing the cleaned air back into the kitchen environment.

A ducted application is generally preferable, since it allows for removal of all forms of airborne contamination, while ductless application recirculates heat and moisture into the kitchen environment. In addition, a ducted application eliminates the need for replacing the activated charcoal filters on a regular basis, and avoids the airflow restriction (and resultant loss of power) caused by activated charcoal filter placement. However, some kitchen environments do not allow ducted application, due to lack of space or ability to install a duct system, make-up air requirements, or the additional cost of heating/cooling the make-up air.

Some range hood designs allow for both types of applications, and are typically noted as such in the manufacturer’s product literature.

Exhaust hoods almost always include built-in lighting incandescent, fluorescent, or to illuminate the cooking surface. In addition, some manufacturers offer matching accessories, such as: backsplash panels, pot racks, shelf units, dish racks, and other attachments, allowing a greater flexibility of design.

We employ reliable professionals who are trained to deal with all aspects of electrical faults. AA Electrical Services is a reputable installation, repair and maintenance service company covering the South East area. Our team of electricians provides you with maintenance of your electrical installation and appliances as well as a fast and reliable breakdown service. Recognising current British standards, our electrical engineers are NICEIC registered, Part P accredited and qualified to 17th edition standard, as certified by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE). This enables us to offer the highest levels of professional service to you.

Under cabinet lighting

Kitchen lighting is as important as the lighting in your lounge or bedroom. It helps with mood and comfort in the kitchen – but there are also practical considerations. While you may eat at a dining table in the kitchen, for the most part you’ll be working – preparing meals, washing up, maybe even a spot of laundry. Kitchen lighting that’s effective in helping you work is key to making your time in the kitchen more enjoyable.

To get the right lighting, plan effectively. Think about how you use your kitchen.

  • Which areas are you likely to be using most?
  • Think about your kitchen dimensions – how tall is your ceiling?
  • How much space is there between the cabinets and the ceiling?
  • Where are your doors positioned?
  • Is there space for lighting on your worktops?

Having an understanding of how these issues relate to your kitchen will help you work out what lighting you need and where it will go.

What kind of lighting suits big and small kitchens?
If your kitchen is small, it won’t necessarily need multiple lighting points. Usually a good set of recessed lights or a large centre light will do, as they provide good illumination across the entire kitchen space. You could also look at task lighting under cabinets for the areas on worktops you spend most of your time cutting and chopping.

For bigger kitchens, one light source usually won’t be sufficient. Consider a blend of general lighting, specific lighting for worktops and spaces, and lighting to accent stylish parts of the kitchen.

We employ reliable professionals who are trained to deal with all aspects of electrical faults. AA Electrical Services is a reputable installation, repair and maintenance service company covering the South East area. Our team of electricians provides you with maintenance of your electrical installation and appliances as well as a fast and reliable breakdown service. Recognising current British standards, our electrical engineers are NICEIC registered, Part P accredited and qualified to 17th edition standard, as certified by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE). This enables us to offer the highest levels of professional service to you.

Cooker fitting and replacement

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Installing or fitting an electric cooker must be done on its own circuit. An electric cooker cannot be spurred of any other circuit and must be controlled by its own fuse at the consumer unit. For this reason, if this is a new installation it counts as installing a new circuit and is forbidden by any other than a Part P qualified electrician.

Electric cookers draw huge amounts of current because of the heat they need to produce so a larger fuse is required as is thicker cable and a double pole isolating switch. Usually when a switch is installed it interrupts the live wire of the circuit. The switch breaks the connection in the live wire. An Isolator is a heavy duty double pole switch disconnecting the live and the neutral is broken so there is no fear of any residual current causing a shock when the switch is off.

Because of the amount of energy that the cooker or oven can use it is always on its own circuit and the cable comes from the consumer unit, via an isolator (or switch), to the cooker. Because of the current the cooker draws the cable is not run back to the consumer unit as in a ring main, so the cooker circuit is on a radial circuit.

The incoming mains is wired into this isolator switch which ideally will be sited to one side of the cooker (so you do not have to lean over the cooker to turn on and off in case of emergencies) and about 300mm above the worktop.

We employ reliable professionals who are trained to deal with all aspects of electrical faults. AA Electrical Services is a reputable installation, repair and maintenance service company covering the South East area. Our team of electricians provides you with maintenance of your electrical installation and appliances as well as a fast and reliable breakdown service. Recognising current British standards, our electrical engineers are NICEIC registered, Part P accredited and qualified to 17th edition standard, as certified by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE). This enables us to offer the highest levels of professional service to you.

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