The most common cause of poor reception signal at home is a loosened cable connecting your Freeview to the TV. A simple push to re-tighten the connection is usually all it takes to fix the problem. 
Sometimes however the issue may not be so simple to resolve, below are just some of the usual causes that can affect your Freeview signal. 
Trees Blocking Your Reception 
If you notice your tv signal changes depending on the season then you may have tall trees blocking the signal. The expensive solution is to remove/trim the tree or the offending leaves from aerials line of sight. This sometimes is simply not a solution in which case an indoor aerial with a built-in signal amplifier would solve the issue. 
Bad Weather 
Many of us have experienced a pixellated TV show or perhaps no signal to the TV at all as a result of bad weather. In extreme weather conditions, the elements can actually physically damage your satellite dish and it can certainly disrupt your satellite signal. Heavy snow conditions can also cause large build-ups of snow on your dish. This can result in the satellite dish becoming misaligned and you losing your signal altogether. 
A Damaged Aerial 
If you’ve been suffering from persistently bad TV signal, it may be that your outdoor aerial is damaged. Bad weather conditions can severely affect the aerial in the long-term. Modern TV aerials are built to last and you can expect a good quality antenna to last between ten to twenty years. Poor weather conditions in the UK can limit an aerial’s lifespan though. 
With County Aerials being based in rural Somerset, we often enter areas that has low to no broadband, and even in your property (home or business) the WIFI isn't as strong as it should be - that’s where we come in! 
One of our most popular broadbands is Starlink. It is a brand new and remarkable worldwide satellite broadband service which is designed and targeted at rural households and businesses with poor to even no broadband service. It is extremely reliable, extremely simple to install and most importantly extremely speedy and cost effective! The service is now live in parts of Somerset, so at County Aerials, our experts can do your Starlink installation for you, to make sure your remote property is receiving the best and stress-free broadband possible. Starlink satellites are offer a discrete dish and cabling, so the only way you’ll notice Starlink broadband being there, will be your improved broadband! Alternatively, Starlink can be injected into your current network or WIFI setup, so there’s no need for a break in your current contract. The more popular Starlink becomes, the better the broadband! - they are launching more satellites, installing more ground stations and improving their networking software and speed. The service is still in beta. During beta, users can expect to see data speeds vary from 50Mb/s to 150Mb/s and latency from 20ms to 40ms in most locations over the next several months as they enhance the Starlink installation. There will also be brief periods of no connectivity at all. 
At County Aerials, we have extensive knowledge of the local and rural areas of Somerset, with over 20 years of experience and happy customers. Any reception problems can be addressed and solved quickly and efficiently. If you require a traditional roof installation or an aerial fitted in the loft, we guarantee a discreet and professional aerial and satellite installation. Our installation process is often quick, meaning you don’t have to wait long before you can enjoy watching your favourite tv programs again. 
For more information, please get in touch with us today – we’d love to hear from you! 
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