Here in the UK, TV is pretty big business. With over 27 million sets across the country, and an array of channels to choose from, coming home and switching the tele on after a hard day’s work has become a nightly tradition for a huge number of us Brits. However, while most of us have a television in our homes, not everyone has the same kind of provider beaming their channels to your set.
Here in the UK, there are three main avenues for people to get a picture on their television set: cable, aerial, and satellite. Although the first two have their pros and cons, many people have found a variety of benefits from switching to a satellite dish. Whether it’s the better overall picture or the larger choice of channels, countless viewers up and down the country are finding satellite dishes to be the superior choice for their home.
If you’re looking to invest in a satellite dish for your home, it can be tempting to try and install your new investment yourself. Although this may seem like a good idea to begin with, you’ll quickly come to realise the various difficulties of carrying out a job as tricky as setting up your new dish. With this in mind, getting in touch with a qualified satellite installation service to get the job done for you is the best way of ensuring your dish is up and running with minimal fuss.
Putting safety first
It really can’t be understated how dangerous working at height can be for those that lack the skills, knowledge and equipment to competently carry out a tv satellite installation. Sadly, falls from height are the most common causes of fatal accidents in the workplace and falls from roofs happen more often than you may think.
Aside from the fact that roofing isn’t a particularly steady surface to carry out work of any kind on, the UK’s adverse weather conditions can make working at height significantly more dangerous.
However, as many satellite and aerial installers have extensive training in working at height and own the proper equipment and gear to make working in such conditions safer, having a professional on hand to carry out the work will ensure that the job gets done without anybody getting hurt.
Ensuring a quality signal
When it comes to quality satellite tv, it all comes down to the signal. Back when satellite technology started to become a viable option for consumers during the 1970s and 80s, many people found that as soon as the weather turned stormy, they’d lose their picture. This is because satellite dishes are looking for a signal from one of the many satellites orbiting the earth; if something is in the way i.e. a storm, it would affect the signal output.
Luckily, satellite technology has come leaps and bounds from the large, unruly structures that used to dominate gardens back in the late 1980s. These days, a satellite dish can be attached to your home and can pick up a signal much easier than previous iterations. However, picking up a good signal is all down to the positioning of your dish.
If you’re not completely clued up on how to get the best signal from your satellite dish, you might end up spending weeks or even months meticulously trying to align it in a bid to get a quality picture on your TV set. It’s also important to remember that you’ll be attaching this piece of equipment to the outside of your property and will need it to fit in with the aesthetics of your home.
Rather than waste your time trying to ensure you get a decent signal, having a professional who can carry out the process quickly and easily can make a real difference. As they are able to access even the most hard to reach areas of your property, they can maximise your signal strength whilst minimising the impact on your property’s facade.
A qualified satellite dish technician doesn’t simply offer installation services. If you invest in a professional in the field, they can help you with a variety of problems with your television system. For starters, as they will have an extensive knowledge on the dish that they’re installing, if you ever run into issues later down the line, you can get back in touch for a service check up.
However, some aerial and satellite dish installers go even further with the services that they offer, even going so far as to help with interior jobs such as wall mounting your television or helping you to develop your own home cinema. These designs can range from helping with surround sound to aiding in the creation of your very own media room, utilizing the very cutting edge in new technology.
What to look for in a TV installation specialist
Although it’s all well and good going on about the various benefits of working with a quality installer, you may be wondering how to find an engineer in which you can trust. No one wants to have a bodge job done on their home and it’s not uncommon to hear horror stories of cowboy installers taking their clients for a ride. Luckily, there are a few tips you can use to ensure you’re only working with the industry’s best.
Source quotes in your area
Arguably one of the best ways to find a good deal on any job, not just for aerial installers, sourcing quotes in your area can be a great way of helping you get to grips with the local market.
Simply by sourcing at least three quotes, you can paint a picture of the prices of an installation, helping you to weed out any exploitatively high or suspiciously low offers.
Are they CAI registered?
The Confederation of Aerial Industries, also known as CAI, is a regulatory body which covers best practice for installers working in the industry. Striving to uphold a high level of quality in the industry, only those that carry out effective and highly professional installation work are allowed to sign up as members.
With this in mind, if you’re considering working with an installer, ask to see their CAI card, as this is a sure sign of their high quality.
What services can they offer?
As we’ve already mentioned, a professional in the industry can offer much more than just installation services. If you’re stuck between two installers, consider who can offer you the more varied service, as this could pay dividends if you require their help in the future.
From satellite dishes to home cinema setups South Wales TV Aerials is here to help
When it comes to investing in a new TV satellite, hiring a qualified engineer is the most effective way of ensuring your dish is installed safely and efficiently. If you’re in the South Wales area and are in need of a satellite or aerial installer you can trust, get in touch with South Wales TV Aerials today.
As CAI approved engineers, we pride ourselves on offering only the highest standard of tv aerial and satellite installations, offering both Sky TV and Freesat options. Taking extra care to ensure that your picture is crystal clear, we’re also able to help you with a variety of other related services, from wall mounting televisions to repairs and services.
Our 24 hour phone line is always there for whenever you need us and same day call-out guarantee means that you needn’t wait for long for your TV signal to be back up and running again. If you would like to learn more about our range of high-quality services get in touch with our team today on
01656 744 158 or visit our website.