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Solar Panels

Friday, 30 June 2017 by
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Solar Panels Blog During the last decade, solar panels have become a more common sight on property roofs. There is wide concern about the finite amount of fossil fuels available in the world so it is vital that we turn to renewable sources for our energy. In May 2017, a new solar power record was

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Anglia Business Exhibition 2017

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 by

We are pleased to be exhibiting again at the Anglia Business Exhibition, this is our fourth year or exhibiting and always find it a pleasure to meet new and existing customers.  Every year we demonstrate some cool technology that can make your home safer, more efficient and more productive.  To find out more about how

We are celebrating fifty years of being in business and can honestly say things have changed over the last fifty years, well some have.  We still offer the same excellent service to our customers! Here is a light hearted look at some other things that have changed over the last fifty years. Sizes – As

Barton Electrical Winter Safety Checks

Friday, 25 November 2016 by

Barton Electrical winter safety checks Electrical safety is important – don’t wait for something to go wrong. Electricity use is likely to go up in the winter, when we use more lights for longer and need to use the heating system more frequently leading to overloaded systems that may not be able to stand the

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The Future – Electric Cars According to Dominic Carrington, writing in the Guardian, there will be two million electric vehicles (EVs) on the world’s roads by the end of 2016, and electric vehicles dominated the October 2016 Paris motor show. As battery technology becomes more sophisticated it is likely that charging times, and perhaps battery

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Anglia Business Exhibition 2016

Monday, 18 July 2016 by

Yes we are here again – Anglia Business Exhibition 2016 Barton Electrical have been attending the Anglia Business Exhibition (or Suffolk Business Exhibition as it used to be known!) for many years and have seen it grow from small beginnings to become the biggest event of its kind in East Anglia. This year’s event was

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Lightning Strike

Thursday, 30 June 2016 by

Lightning This June is potentially going to break records for rainfall but on top of that, we seem to be seeing more than the usual number of thunderstorms. As lightning is an incredibly powerful burst of electricity, we thought it might be interesting to share some facts about lightning. What Is Lightning? Lightning is a

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Rental Property Management

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 by
rental property management for electrical safety

If you are considering becoming a landlord and renting out your property, there are many things to consider. Safety of your tenants must be a priority and therefore electrical safety should be near the top of your list. Many landlords do not take their electrical safety obligations seriously and are therefore putting their tenants at

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Substandard Electrical Goods

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 by

What to be aware of with substandard electrical goods There has been lots of press activity in the last year or so about dangerous electrical goods. Electrical Safety First have been campaigning against dangerous electrical items and they are delighted that the Government has acknowledged their campaign which has gained extra media exposure recently with

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How Does Electricity Get To Your Home?

Friday, 19 February 2016 by

How Does Electricity Get To Your Home? The first public supply of electricity in the UK was in 1881 when electric street lights first appeared. It started to creep into homes in the early 1900s and in 1920 only 6% of UK homes were connected to public electric supplies. The National Grid was born following

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