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Common Electrical Inspection FAQs (And Their Answers)

Let’s talk electrical inspections If you own a property, you need one Whether it’s your own home, a business premises or a property you rent out, you still need to make sure your electrical installations are safe and up to code You also need to comply with a number of laws on electrical maintenance, which pretty much means you need to keep up with your periodic inspections – and make any changes recommended quickly But it can be a bit of a confusing area so, today, we’re going to answer some of the most common questions around electrical inspections in your home, and in your business... Read more

What Makes A Good Smart Home?

Did you ever watch that episode of The Simpsons where Marge transformed the Ultrahouse 3000 home with the voice of Piers Brosnan? The house was all wired together and could do pretty much everything by itself, or at the request of the resident While that might have seemed very futuristic at the time (it first aired in 2001), we are now very close to having it as a reality, thanks to the advent of ‘the smart home’ As more and more people hop on the smart home bandwagon, we wanted to answer some basic questions – like what is a smart... Read more

How To Choose Your Retail Lighting In 4 Easy Steps

You may have heard the phrase ‘your website is your shop window’ And for a lot of businesses, that’s very true – which is why they invest a lot of time and money in making it flawless But what if your businesses shop window actually is a shop window? How can you make your wares look enticing enough for busy customers to stop and look, and then come inside? It’s not an easy thing to do, especially in today’s society where there is so much demand on everyone’s time But today, we have a secret for you The key to a good, inviting window display... Read more

Keeping Your Home Safe This December

It’s mid-December and you know what that means! The Christmas tree is up, the fairy lights are on, and everywhere people are getting into the full festive swing It’s a wonderful time of year, and at HRHislop we enjoy getting into the Christmas spirit, with tinsel and twinkling lights all around And this is one of the most common Christmas decorations – the one that unites everyone’s Christmas styles – the lights Power bills surge at this time of year thanks to these little glowing bulbs, and while they do look lovely, they also come with some risks So this year we... Read more

A Beginners Guide To Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Energy isn’t a cheap thing On average, a UK household will spend over £2,200 on electricity alone in one year – more if the winter is particularly long and cold That’s a lot of money, and in such a challenging economy, making sure your home is as energy efficient as possible is a great way to cut down the bills and save some pennies But while a lot of people are switching things off at the plug or  buying new energy efficient appliances, they are forgetting that one of the biggest cost savings is actually hanging above their heads Yes, energy saving bulbs can... Read more