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Getting energy saving smart with smart tech

Using smart-tech devices to get smart with saving water, energy and money day to day.

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How to save energy at home and still stay cosy in winter

Find out what you can do around the house to reduce your energy usage and bills. Plus, discover some extra ways to be kinder to the planet this season.

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Be smarter about your smart appliances

What are the benefits of having a Smart house, and what to know about buying a Smart appliance.

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What to do with old appliances

Wondering how to get rid of a fridge? Or what to do with an old washing machine? There are environmentally friendly and responsible ways to do it.

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Using your boiler in warmer weather

Should you turn off your boiler completely when it’s warm out?
Check out our central heating tips and boiler care over summer.

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Save energy and the planet with your laundry habits

The second part of The Energy Saving series focuses on how changing your laundry habits using your washing machine and tumble dryer can help you save money.

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How hard water affects your appliances

Find out how hard water can affect your dishwasher and washing machine, what you can do to reduce scale and learn more about water softeners.

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How to keep your house warm in winter

While the lifespan of the average boiler is 12 years, it’s important to maintain it regularly to ensure maximum longevity. If your boiler and central heating system are working efficiently you’ll use less fuel and will benefit from lower heating bills.

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What is a smart fridge and do I need one?

What is the Internet of Things, how does it work and how will it impact on your life in the home.