Is your house wired for the modern world?

*Sponsored by The Plumbing & Electrical Doctor

We all want to live in a home that uses precious, expensive electricity as efficiently as it can.

Thanks to a world of quickly evolving technology, we have much on offer that can benefit the way we live while using energy as effectively as possible.

Here are our top suggestions for items that can be easily installed in any house regardless of age or geography.

Light timers: Are you sick and tired of continually walking around the house turning the lights off after someone? Electronic time delay switches are a convenient way to save energy in toilets and bathrooms, or any area that is occupied for a limited or known time. These simple switches are easily programmable and can be set for as little as one minute or for as long as fifteen hours.

USB Wall Charger: The days of searching for the correct charger among a tangle of wires, are a thing of the past. Charge multiple devices simultaneously, simply and neatly by using an integrated USB wall charger. They can easily be retro fitted to existing power points or can be upgraded with all new ranges.

Led Lighting: LED lights are highly energy efficient consuming approximately 85 per cent less energy than standard halogen or incandescent lighting. They also last much longer than other types of lighting, meaning you seldom have to replace them.

Motion sensors: These great devices will change the way you live. Motion and occupancy sensors add convenience and save you money, whether it be in the wardrobe, pantry, garage hallway our pathway these clever little devices can play a huge part in your modern life. When paired with a light timer and LED lighting they are an effective way to make your home energy efficient.

Security DVR Systems: Modern digital video recording systems enable you to monitor your home and more, no matter where you are in the world, from just about any device. These systems are game changers in the security industry and will allow you piece of mind 24/7 (unless you’re a crook!).

Multi-Room Wireless Audio: In the past 12 months there has been a huge range of wireless audio products hit the market. There are options for every home and every budget and the best speakers provide high end audio run through your homes wireless internet network. They are simple to set up and easy to use.

*Sponsored by The Plumbing and Electrical Doctor