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20
MAR
2019

Light Emitting Diode lighting the only bright choice for me

As an electrician I have seen many improvements within our industry, but for me the one that has had the biggest impact is LED lighting. The changes within the LED lighting industry over the last twenty years have improved lighting for both electricians and consumers alike. Since...
14
JAN
2019

The Government announces new Smart Export Guarantee

In December we brought you the announcement confirming that the Feed-In-Tariff and Export Tariff will end as of the 31st March 2019. Last week the Government announced a new ‘Smart Export Guarantee‘ for new solar customers. The new ‘Smart Expor...
19
DEC
2018

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Confirms Feed-In-Tariff and Export Tariff will end March 31st 2019.

Yesterday, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed the government’s plans to end the Feed-In-Tariff and Export Tariff as of the 31st March 2019. You can read more about the announcement here but below are the key things you need to...
23
AUG
2018

What you need to be asking when hiring an electrician

Norcroft can help take the stress out of hiring an electrician. Today we look at some key points that you should consider when hiring an electrician. Proof of Registration is key You should check that any electrician you hire is registered with an accreditation body such as the...
05
APR
2018

Philip’s product of the month – PIR and Microwave Sensors for Energy Efficient Lighting

Ever feel like you’ve been left in the dark? Why not consider energy efficient lighting to lead your way? In today’s blog we’ll explore how automatic lighting can improve energy efficiency within your home or commercial environment. PIR or a Passive Infrared sensor is an...
22
DEC
2017

Philip’s product of the month – Robotic Camera Security Systems

Dark nights and isolated properties provide the perfect recipe for burglars and unwanted visitors. It is said that burglaries can rise by up to 20% during the winter months. So what can we do to deter these unwanted visitors? Home security systems help to combat this increased...
13
JAN
2017

Philip’s Top Tips to reduce energy

How much could you save in 2017? Last month, The Telegraph reported an expected 5 percent rise in energy prices in 2017. With this in mind, perhaps now is a good time to review your energy usage and trim the fat off your bills. Here are my Top Tips… Confident with your...
06
SEP
2016

Voltage increases causing solar systems to underperform

Over the summer months we have been made aware of several solar pv systems dropping out at peak times. This is due to an increase in the distributed voltage supplied into properties. A standard installation should be between 207-253 volts with the average being 242 volts. With...
16
JUL
2014

Choosing the right solar company

We’re finding that more and more solar installations are failing as they’re not being installed correctly. It’s important to choose your solar company carefully. Here’s three recent examples where Norcroft Energy has been called out to pick up the pieces....
10
JUL
2014

How to keep your electrics safe at home

Electricity is a major cause of accidental fires in the home. According to the charity, Electrical Safety First, electricity causes more than 20,000 fires a year – almost half of all accidental UK house fires. 20 years ago, the average household had one TV, video and possibly a...
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