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Basics of the consumer unit

The consumer unit, or fuse box, is the main distribution unit throughout your home. It controls electrics throughout and should be tested every three months.

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  • General sockets and switches

    General sockets and switches

    Uploaded 23.06.2015 | Duration 1m 23s

    Alongside the usual switches within your new Redrow home, there could potentially be additional switches which control a range of items. These can includes switches relating to the mains cooker, electric fire or an extr…

  • How to change different light bulbs

    How to change different light bulbs

    Uploaded 23.06.2015 | Duration 2m 15s

    With a range of different light fittings which require different types of bulbs, replacing each type can be different from another depending on the type of fitting.

  • How to check and test smoke alarms

    How to check and test smoke alarms

    Uploaded 23.06.2015 | Duration 1m 38s

    All homes are fitted with smokes alarms, powered by mains electricity supply with a 9 volt battery to ensure alarms still work in the event of a power cut. Testing your smoke alarms is important to ensure they are worki…

  • What to do with trips and cut out

    What to do with trips and cut out

    Uploaded 23.06.2015 | Duration 1m 36s

    Your electricity can be tripped by a faulty electric item, appliance or live wire being exposed. If your electricity supply cuts out, the consumer unit, or fuse board’s breaker will need to be reset.

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