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Central Heating and Hot Water – Wiring problems

Heating control electrics

If you have problems with your central heating or hot water, the chances are your default first step is to find a plumber.

Whilst that makes perfect sense, we could save you some money and fix your heating…

When should you speak to us?

  • If your central heating gets stuck in the on or off position – ie you can’t change it
  • When your hot water is constantly on, or never on
  • If your central heating or hot water has stopped working at all

Before calling a gas engineer or plumber, it’s worth us looking at the wiring…

And that’s because, very often, these problems are caused by an issue in the heating control wiring, or one of the electrical devices within the heating system.

Using our dedicated testing equipment, we can diagnose exactly what is causing the fault, and only replace the faulty part. This does away with random guessing – which leads to increased labour and part charges for you, without necessarily fixing your problem.

So, if this happens to you, give us a call on 01784 558 758, and let us help.


Outdoor Lighting – What’s possible?

Outdoor lighting has come a long way in recent years. There are some very exciting innovations that make life easier for you, and light up the exterior of your home and garden really beautifully. Given the time of year, before we discuss lighting in more detail, we just had to cover off… Christmas decorations To… Read More


Recessed downlights – LED or Halogen?

We are often asked about the best choices for recessed downlights – also known as recessed spotlights. So, we thought we’d share some advice… Recessed halogen spotlights: Halogen lights have been around for some time now. They are usually low voltage, requiring a transformer, which adds to the cost and fitting time. We see a… Read More


What should you look out for when buying a new home?

Rather than facing unexpected bills, just after moving in, would you like to know what to look for when viewing properties, prior to buying? Here are some simple things for you to look out for: Consumer unit/Fuseboard Does the unit have circuit breakers or old fuses? You will see switches on the front, if circuit… Read More


How to prevent electrical fires

Worried about your house when you go on holiday? Check out our quick and easy tips for preventing electrical fires Summer is finally here which means the temperature is rising, the evenings are longer and for many of us, it’s that time of year where we jet off for a week or two for a… Read More


Lighting Tips to guarantee perfect make up every time

Confused why you look great in one mirror and not the other? It’s all down to the lighting… Are you sick of spending ages perfecting your look only to step out the house and realise your foundation is completely the wrong shade, you put on a lot more eyeshadow than you realised or that lipstick… Read More


The Benefits of LED Lighting

Your knowledge of lighting is probably fairly limited so when it comes to choosing the most suitable option for your home, office or rental property, it’s hardly surprising so many people are left completely baffled. LED lighting has received a lot of publicity over recent years and has been recognised as the most power-saving and smart… Read More


Testing Electrics in Your Home

Testing electrics is very important and shouldn’t be under estimated. And the good news is it can be a quick and simple job. Whether you rent or own your home, chances are you take it for granted that your electrics are all safe and sound. Whilst it’s most likely that you have nothing to worry… Read More


The Importance of Periodic Testing

Why you need to carry out periodic testing in your home Doctor Sparky is a NICEIC Approved contractor and can therefore carry out your periodic testing We’re guessing you wouldn’t drive your car without a valid MOT. Particularly if you were transporting your family. So why should the electrics in your home be any different?… Read More


Why call Doctor Sparky?

  • NIC/EIC qualified and experienced electricians
  • 24 hour service to deal with any electrical emergency
  • No call out fee 
  • FREE estimates