Prepare your working-from-home area with extra power points and efficient lighting
Many of us are now working from home and life will be so much easier if your work area is properly prepared. Here are three things you can do to create a great working space.
Extra power points
Avoid the use of power boards. They are easily overloaded and can damage the devices that are plugged in, cause electric shocks and even start a fire. A simple solution is to have extra power outlets installed or single power points changed to double or quads.
Test your safety switches
With everyone staying home, the pressure put on your electrical circuits will have increased. Check your safety switches in your meter box to make sure they are working. They should be checked at least once per year.
Replace inadequate lighting with LEDs. LED lighting is known for performance, energy-efficiency and long-term savings. It has also been shown that installing high-quality LED lights can create a healthy work environment and increase productivity.
Your local electrician is still working so give them a call and they'll be able to offer some help and advice about what will make your working space comfortable and efficient.