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Functional and Flexible Home Electrical Installations
When we have work done around the home, there are many things to consider – the furnishings, the colour of the walls and potential storage space, to name a few – but many people neglect a fundamental element: the electrical installation. As soon as the new or renovated area is put to use, it becomes clear that comfort could have been improved and energy savings could have been made, but by then it's too late. Fortunately, help is at hand.
Information and Inspiration
To address the knowledge gap, Leonardo ENERGY (a global community of professionals in sustainable energy run by the Copper Alliance) has created a series of articles to inspire and inform people on the subject of electrical installations in the home.
These articles offer information on new technologies, providing an overview of features with a focus on the tangible benefits offered to the owner, for example what can be achieved in terms of added comfort, energy efficiency and security.
There's Somebody at the Door
Access Control for your Home
Are You Planning for Your Old Age?
Ever Found Yourself Sitting in the Dark?
Living Independently Longer with a PAS
Add a Care Container to Your Home
Are Your Electrical Sockets Flexible?
A Flexible Kitchen Installation
Don't Forget the Garden Shed!
Do You Have Enough Outlets in Your Home?
Renovating with Plinths and Installation Ducts
Charging Your Electric Car at Home
Do You Have Room For a Battery?
A Home DC Network
Do You Design Your Own Electric System?
How many power circuits does your home need?
Heating, Cooling and Ventilation
Are You Zone-Heating Your Home?
Put a Fan in Your Radiator
Have You Selected Your Heat Pump Yet?
Decentralised Circulating Pumps for Heating Systems
How do you ventilate your home—with system A, B, C or D?
How do you remove unpleasant odours from the bathroom?
Integrated Home Systems
Save Energy with Automatic Shutters and Sunscreens
The Most Used and Requested IHS Functions
Do You Prefer A Traditional or a Contemporary Electrical Installation?
Do You Know How Much Energy You Consume?
What's the Difference Between Your Car and Home?
Are You in Control of Your Home?
Controlling Your Garage with an IHS
The 'I Can See You, You Can't See Me' Game
Automating Manual Shutters
How do You Choose an IHS?
The advantages of controlling the heating with an Integrated Home System (IHS)
Motion Sensors Inside the Home
Automatic Garden Lighting
Orientation Lighting in the Home
Have You Selected Your Garden Lights Yet?
Do You Already Have LED Lighting in Your House? Part 1
Benefits of LED Lighting Part 2
No one likes being left in the dark on a staircase
Charging Your Mobile Devices from the Wall
A Space-Saving Radio in Every Room
Do You Prefer a Wired or Wireless Home Network?
Is Your Home Cabled In A Structured Way?
Ever Given Any Thought to Your Speaker Wiring?
Safety and Security
Which Smoke Detector Do You Want in Your Home?
Is Your Burglar Alarm System Connected?
Are your Expensive Electronic Devices Protected Against Overvoltage?
Does Your Home Look Occupied When You're Not In?
Are You Using Electricity Safely?
Camp Site Safety
Reasons to Rewire Your Home
Window and Door Contacts in Your Home
Cameras in and Around the Home
Keep Your Driveway Snow- and Ice-Free
Is Your Roof Partially Shaded?
Are you harvesting your own power yet?
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