GF Electrical responds to reports that energy complaints have tripled in the first quarter of 2014

Recent news reports have stated that consumer frustration and dissatisfaction has led to record complaints about energy companies in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest findings from the Energy Ombudsman show. During the last three months, customer complaints have tripled to more than 10,500, with billing being cited as the main area of concern. In response, chief energy ombudsman Lewis Shand Smith has called for ‘increased transparency’.

Celebrating 10 years in the electrical industry this spring, GF Electrical is a leading electrical contractor based at Holton Heath in Poole which offers various services to help consumers wanting to reduce their electricity bills, including lighting upgrade reports which offer complete transparency in regards to the return on investment for every job and the latest innovation in lighting, LED technology.

Gary Fisher, managing director of GF Electrical said: “People feel out of control with the rates that are being charged, so consumers need to start to think about what they can control…..they can aim to reduce their bills by looking into investing in new products on the market that are more energy efficient like LED alternatives.

“Though more expensive to buy initially, they are one of quickest ways to cut lighting bills dramatically, by up to 84 per cent!  What’s more, the lifespan of LED lighting is 10 times longer than traditional light bulbs, meaning less purchases and installation time and costs.

“Simple calculations show that the investment in the evolving energy efficient LED lighting technology, delivers returns in excess of 80 per cent, per annum on a continuous basis.”

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GF Electrical evolves its service to save customers energy and economise

Celebrating 10 years in the electrical industry this spring, GF Electrical is a leading electrical contractor based at Holton Heath in Poole with a wealth of long-standing clients in both the commercial and domestic markets.

This family-run business has managed to retain and grow its customer base through offering various innovative services, including lighting upgrade reports which calculate the payback period and return on investment for every job.

GF Electrical also provides fresh new lighting solutions for businesses, including the latest innovation in lighting, LED technology.  LED lighting offers both enhanced wellbeing and up to 80 per cent energy saving benefits for businesses.

GF Electrical managing director, Gary Fisher said: “By installing our LED lighting, energy consumption and subsequent electricity bills for many of our commercial clients have been greatly reduced.”

“What’s more, the average life expectancy of an LED light fitting is over five years, so the reduction of costly lamp changes and maintenance will result in additional savings for the consumer.”

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GF Electrical warn firms not to SAD this winter

Poole-based electrical firm GF Electrical witnessed enquiries soar in the lead up to the clocks changing for winter from firms looking to combat the potential effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) on their workforce.

Following a long hot summer, many employers want to continue seeing increased productivity throughout the winter months and are looking to invest in sufficient lighting.

GF Electrical provide and install daylight tube lamps and, now the darker afternoons are here, employers looking to ensure the health and safety of staff have begun to make enquiries into this type of lighting solution.

Lighting is extremely important to the health and safety of everyone using the workplace and poor lighting can have a serious effect on the health of people at work.  It can be costly to a business, resulting in increased absenteeism, reduced staff efficiency and productivity.

Daylight tube lamps give a much whiter light than the standard yellow ones allowing for a more natural effect.  This can improve mood, effectiveness and worker efficiency in an office.  The daylight lamps mimic the natural daylight that eyes are designed to work under by using all the colours of the rainbow enabling eyes to see things in a natural and balanced way.

Gary Fisher, manager of GF Electrical, says: “Safety at work is one of the biggest concerns for any business owner.  The lighting of any property can hugely influence personal wellbeing and health, motivation and performance.

“In the workplace, lighting has to meet occupational health and safety requirements.  What has to be taken into consideration when it comes to office lighting is not just the aesthetics of how the lighting is incorporated into the building but the impact it has on the workers and in turn the business.

“An important reason for good lighting is to combat SAD or so-called winter depression which can be caused by poor light.  Daylight tube lamps offer the perfect prevention providing a therapeutic solution to those suffering with this disorder which can cause depression, which in turn leads to long periods of time where the affected are unable to work.  In turn, daylight tube lamps will create a more successful and happier working environment.”

Daylight tube lamps can produce up to 4600 lumens of light, depending on the size chosen.  For further information, telephone 01202 259884 or visit