3 – Electricity
In the UK, most homes are supplied with electricity via cables either underground or overhead. This connects to a sealed terminal box located inside of your home, from which two cables run to an electricity meter and two cables run to the consumer unit. The consumer unit is often located under the staircase, in the hallway or in the garage – it distributes electricity in your home.
Most consumer units include MCB’s (miniature circuit breakers) that automatically switch off in case of faults or colour-coded fuses that enables you to locate them and switch off the power to a specific circuit..