Why does Sparks recommend you have a Surge Protection Device fitted
THE MOST common time for property owners to fit a Surge Protection Device (SPD) is after their home as been hit by a power surge. A power surge is a sudden and unwanted destructive spike that results in household electrical appliances being destroyed. Power surges come in two forms; the first from switching on the electricity supply network by high powered electric motors and transformers – in addition hundreds of transient spikes occur daily from devices in the home. The second is by lightning and electrostatic discharges, more common...read more
How the New Electricity Rates Will Effect You
AS FROM 1st June 2021 a new regulation will come into force that will modify the current electricity tariffs for all consumers contracted up to 15 kW. Iberdrola will be adapting their smart meters to have 3 different rates on weekdays. Monday to Friday will be divided into 3 time bands, PEAK, OFF-PEAK and FLAT. Weekends and Bank Holidays will be OFF-PEAK. This will be done automatically and there will not be a charge for the modification. The times for the bands are: Monday to Friday (all year); OFF-PEAK : 24:00 to 08:00. FLAT : 08:00 to...read more
How do I know my electrics are safe?
ELECTRICAL SAFETY is essential to ensure safe operating standards for any property or appliance that uses electricity. Sparks offer several options for electrical safety checks and wiring surveys on Spanish properties. Our surveys range from a basic safety check to a full Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). An electromagnetic field (EMF) assessment is also available for testing the effects of 5G and non-ionizing radiation devices. A basic ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECK is a visual/part-test inspection covering the general condition of...read more
3 key reasons why your electricity bill is high?
WE CONSTANTLY hear people complaining that electricity is expensive in Spain. Social media is full of posts about the high cost of electric and requests for advice about the cheapest provider. Well here is everything you need to know about how to reduce your bill and get the best possible deal on the market. Understanding your electricity bill and knowing the correct tariff to sign up for is the key to save money. 3 key reasons for high electricity bills You are signed up for an expensive tariff, without even knowing. You are paying hidden...read more
Iberdrola’s zero tolerance policy for non payment of bills now deemed illegal by Spain’s central government
A NEW law that effects Iberdola’s non payment policy has been brought in following pressure by left-wing opposition members and social organisations sparked by the death of an elderly lady last year, reports thinkSPAIN. The elderly lady’s house caught fire after a candle she used for light, – her electricity having been cut off because she could not pay her bills – tipped over and, as she was partially disabled, could not get out of her apartment. Electricity companies will be required to give three warnings and then wait at least...read more
ECOMBI – Discover the Smartest Heating System and save on running costs
ECOMBI IS the new efficient heating system that controls both electricity consumption and optimises heat management. It is the most economical electric heating system available in the market place. The arrival of eCombi is a real revolution in traditional heating systems. It optimises control of running costs, while providing maximum comfort. An eCombi heating system adapts to your daily needs whatever the weather. Night storage central heating is the most cost effective way to keep your property warm all day every day. When used in...read more