Three-Phase Electricity: Do I Need it For My Home?

Three-Phase Electricity: Do I Need it For My Home?
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Single-phase electricity gives us enough power to run all our lights, electronic gadgets, kitchen appliances and (for those without a gas supply) our cooking and heating. For most homeowners, it gives us what we need.

But with the push towards electric vehicles and ever-increasing interest in ground source and air source heat pumps for domestic use, we are presented with a new challenge — how do we ensure our electricity supplies can cope with the higher demand?

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.