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10 ways you can save money on your electric and energy bill

  1. Understand your bill The information on a typical energy bill can be confusing but understanding it can go a long way to helping you get to grips with your energy usage at home. If you don’t understand something on your bill, call your energy company and ask them. 2. Switch off standby By…

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Is your property in need of a re-wire?

  Wiring and re-wiring is something that most homeowners will never think about – until they need it altering or replacing. Many of us take the infrastructure that powers our properties for granted, but old or faulty electrics can wreak havoc if left untouched.If you are planning an extension or redesigning the layout of your…

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Is Your Office Wiring a Fire Hazard?

Fire hazards in your working environment can be bad for business. A fire in your office could cause disruption not only to yourself, employees, customers and business, but it could have a devastating impact if someone got hurt. Do you know the last time the wiring in your office was inspected? Whether you own the…

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Electric Heating Compared to Gas Central Heating

The cold weather is upon us and the forecast doesn’t show it improving any time soon. Do you worry about how much the central heating is being used to heat your home and the added costs? Gas central heating is the most common form of heating in the UK at present. Gas central heating consists…

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How to Fix Christmas Tree Lights and Store Correctly

There’s nothing worse than unpacking all of your Christmas tree lights, only to find they are no longer working. They worked perfectly fine last year, and you thought you took good care of them in storage, but you plug them in, and they won’t light up. So, what do you do? Do you pop to…

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Christmas Lights Safety Tips

Who has put their Christmas tree and Christmas lights up already? Whether you are eager to start the festive season or prefer to wait till it’s almost too late to get them out, the holiday season is upon us and the shops are full of decorations to display in our homes. The majority of Christmas…

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Electric Blanket Do’s and Don’ts

Hands up who has been using their electric blanket already this winter? With the colder nights approaching many of us are turning to our electric blankets at bedtime or even electric throws to keep us extra cosy and warm whilst relaxing on the sofa. Electric blankets may keep us all warm and cosy, but have…

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Tips to Lower Your Electricity Usage

Now the dark cold months are in full swing, have you noticed an unwanted rise in your electricity bills? Darker days mean more lights are being used throughout the house and the cold temperatures have led to many of us giving in to putting the heating on and use of other heating appliances. If you…

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Have a Spooky AND Safe Halloween

The spookiest time of year is upon us with Halloween next week. The clocks are also about to go back so the nights are drawing in, with it getting darker earlier in the day. As we are getting into the Halloween spirit, with all things that go bump in the night, are you prepared with…

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Should I Switch to LED Lighting?

You will not be the first homeowner asking yourself the question – should I switch to LED lighting? If you have still not made that switch, you may well be left wondering if the added expense of LED lightbulbs is really worth the hype and money. All of us are constantly searching for ways to…