Electrical upgrades for student accommodation

With the students returning home for the holidays, it can be a great time of year to make any updates or changes to your student accommodation. This includes electrical upgrades. So what should you consider? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical specialists, and we provide electrical solutions across a range of industry sectors, from industrial environments to the residential. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the useful electrical upgrades for student accommodation.

What are the most effective electrical upgrades for student accommodation?

There are a number of upgrades to your student accommodation that you should consider. These include:

  • LED lighting- LED lighting can be a simple and easy way to save money on energy bills, and maintenance. These use much less electricity than other types of bulbs, and this also means that they do not get as hot, and so last much longer. As a result, you will paying out less in electricity, and you won’t need to replace the bulbs as frequently either.
  • Increasing wall outlets and sockets- all student accommodation could benefit from an increased number of sockets. This includes student accommodation properties. Without enough sockets, your tenants will instead use multiple extension cables and cords, which can be an electrical safety hazard, as well increasing the risk for slips, trips and falls. As a result, increasing the number of sockets can result in a safer space.
  • Electric radiators- electric radiators can be a great option for student accommodation. These are controlled by a thermostat, allowing the temperature to reach a certain point, before they automatically switch off, and then remain off, for a certain period of time. This can help save money on energy bills, and allows individual students to control the temperature in their own room.

For more information or advice about electrical solutions, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.