Socket Overload Interactive Tool

Are you worried about sockets overloading?

Do you use extension leads in your home and wonder if too many appliances are plugged in? Why not use this interactive tool to see if your socket can cope with what you are plugging in.

Overloading of any socket is a real danger to you and your home and is one of the main causes of electrical fires in the home.  

Here are some of the common danger signs;
• a smell of hot plastic or burning near an appliance or socket
• sparks or smoke coming from a plug or appliance
• blackness or scorch marks around a socket or plug, or on an appliance
• damaged or frayed leads
• coloured wire inside leads showing at the plug or anywhere else
• melted plastic on appliance casings or leads
• fuses that blow or circuit-breakers that operate for no obvious reason

If you have concerns about your electrical sockets or overloading send us an email at or call on 01722 417873

Electrical Services

We’re Hiring! Electrical Engineer Job

Electrician – Commercial & Domestic, Salisbury

We are looking for a skilled electrician to join our growing electrical division.

The Electrician will hold industry relevant experience in a mobile role, having worked on sites such as offices, large residential homes, hotels, schools and more. Some work on MOD sites will be required, candidates must be able to pass a CRB check. You will be performing a range of works including service, maintenance, installation and some test and inspect works to a range of electrical plant and systems. Therefore a varied skillset is desirable as well as a can do and positive attitude.


Candidates must hold relevant electrical tickets such as City & Guilds 17th/18th Edition, 2365, 2391, 2394/5, BS7671, 2360, 2330 or others. A full UK Driving licence is also required.

A less experienced candidate, perhaps newly qualified, will also be considered.

Apply today:



Alexandra Heating & Electrical Services head office is a modern purpose built industrial unit, which provides product display areas, offices, a workshop and warehousing. The unit is located at Old Sarum, Salisbury. We are conveniently sited to serve Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and beyond.

We offer competitive rates of pay, paid holiday, VW Transporter and all PPE, IT and mobile devices, potential for overtime and perhaps above all, a friendly team orientated approach with a variety of work.

As a company we provide a highly professional service, keeping our specialist engineers up-to-date with training to ensure competency of all the current regulations and installation requirements. 

We have recently been re-awarded with the Safe Contractor accreditation, this has been added to our extensive list of certification to include Gas Safe, Oftec, Viessmann Approved Partner, Polypipe Approved Installer, Loxone Platinum Partner, NICEIC, ECA, MCS, REAL, IPAF, and PASMA.

Electrical Services, Feature Lighting

New Electrical Services Division

With over 20 years providing exceptional heating services throughout Wiltshire and surrounding areas. Alexandra Heating Services are delighted to announce the launch of our Electrical Services Division.

Following an extensive preparation period we can now offer all the electrical services you may need. Within the residential and commercial arena.

Our electrical services include:

  • Electrical fault finding.
  • Full or partial premises rewiring.
  • Consumer unit replacements (both single and 3 phase).
  • Installation of smoke, fire, carbon dioxide monitors and heat alarms.
  • Fitting renewable energy sources, such as air source heat pumps or PV.
  • Putting of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points.
  • External lighting and power installations.
  • Smart controls systems for home automation.
  • Electrical installation condition reports (EICR).
  • Emergency lighting and design.
  • Testing, certification and on-going maintenance.

All of AHS electrical team hold the highest installation qualifications. Giving our customers the knowledge and confidence that all work will be carried out to a professional standard. While in a timely manner and furthermore to adhere to current regulations. As a result our goal is to deliver the highest standards and to become our clients trusted supplier of electrical services.