Commercial electrical testing: What you need to know

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What is commercial electrical testing? Commercial electrical testing helps to keep your business safe and compliant. Faulty electrical systems or appliances can cause risks of electric shock and burns, fire and explosion. Under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAWR), there is a legal responsibility on both employers and their employees to prevent danger by […]

Case study: An electrical emergency

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THE PROJECT We were called out to the Yorkshire Museum, one of York’s finest Georgian buildings in the York Museum Gardens, for what seemed to be an electrical emergency. Emergency lights were flashing and there was a smell of burning coming from inside the plant room. OUR EXPERTISE At Electric City, we offer an emergency service […]

Case study: Repairing a faulty burglar alarm

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THE PROJECT We answered an SOS from Hopgrove Playing Fields Association, home to Heworth Football Club and Huntington Junior FC on Malton Road in York. They had a faulty burglar alarm where the keypad was showing an error but the user didn’t know the code and was therefore unable to reset the system. This is […]

Case study: Fixed wire testing and repair for property management company

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THE PROJECT We responded to a call by RMG Management Company to investigate low insulation readings at a block of flats off Lawrence Street in York. An electrical inspection of fixed wiring revealed there was a major issue and we needed to find the root of the problem. OUR EXPERTISE Our experience as tried and […]

Installing an electric cooker: An overview

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There are some great offers on cookers at this time of year, which is perfect if you’re looking to buy one in time for your Christmas festivities or just to give your kitchen a spruce-up for the new year. But it’s all very well buying a cooker – how about the installation? Here we give […]

Safety checks on electrical installations

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Electrical installations should be regularly inspected and tested to ensure that they are safe to use. As with anything, electrical installations are subject to wear and tear and can deteriorate over time. Safety checks on electrical installations are vital to keep your home or business premises safe, and to prevent injury or fire. Periodic inspection […]

Should you invest in LED lighting in your home?

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LED lighting has been touted as the future of domestic lighting because of the range of benefits it offers. And with technology developing in recent years to eradicate initial problems such as high prices and low light output, switching to LEDs is now a viable option for many homeowners. So should you invest in LED (light […]

Six questions to help you find a good electrician

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Finding a good electrician not only guarantees that the work will be finished to a high standard but also ensures that it’s carried out safely and complies with Building Regulations. Here, then, are six questions you should ask an electrician to find out if they’re up to the job. You may feel awkward asking some […]