FAQs Electrics

Frequently Asked Questions: Electrics

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What is the difference between a fuse box and consumer unit?

  • Fuse Boxes: Fuses are inserted into the sections within the unit or box. If too much electricity tries to pass through, the fuse will blow. This will disconnect the circuit and stop the flow of electricity. Each property with a fuse box will contain a switch that will turn the entire electricity supply off.
  • Consumer Units: A consumer unit is a modern equivalent of a fuse box. The function of the unit is to protect the circuits from becoming overloaded, additionally it detects any sudden changes to the flow of current. Circuit breakers are screwed into the unit, monitoring the supply of electricity, noting any varieties, for example a faulty appliance will trip the unit. This will disconnect the circuit and stop the flow of electricity. Each property contains a switch that will turn the entire electricity supply on and off.

I have a power cut, can you help?

Power cuts should always be dealt with by your electricity supplier, as it may be a fault on their end.

How do electric showers work?

Electric showers work in a similar way to a kettle, taking cold water and heating it over an electric element to supply water at the chosen temperature through the shower head.

What are mixer showers?

Mixer showers consist of hot and cold water being fed from the existing water system, in which is then mixed in a cartridge in the shower valve body. The temperature of the water is controlled via the use of handles or a low-level lever, and water is then supplied through the shower head.

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