Your electricity and lighting

Knowing a bit about your new home’s electrics will help to keep you and your family safe, and minimise inconvenience if things go wrong.

Getting to know your consumer unit

You might know it as a fuse box – it’s the place where the electricity for your entire home is controlled.

Consumer unit

Consumer unit open

Knowing what these different switches are for will help you to know what to do in the event of an electrical fault.

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