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Why it’s important to register your electrical appliances

A staggering 63% of us do not register any new electrical purchases online. With nearly 93 million wet and dry large appliances being used in homes around the UK, the risk has never been greater. You may not think registering your appliances is important or necessary, but it actually helps eliminate any potential electrical hazards […]

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Cable management at home and work

Tangled cables can haunt you at home and at work. The ‘cable spaghetti’ lurking behind most TVs and underneath desks can cause more danger than you think. It’s important that businesses and workplaces avoid the spaghetti cables behind computers, large systems and even under desks. From a maintenance point, it makes any repair work simple […]

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IP Ratings Explained

When installing lights in your home or purchasing electrical equipment, you need to be aware of what IP codes are and how they affect your product choices. What is an IP rating? IP stands for Ingress Protection and is formed with two numbers, shown in this format: IPXX. The two numbers refer to two separate levels […]

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How to keep your home warm this winter

With temperatures dropping and snow beginning to fall in many cities, it’s time to make sure your home is warm for winter. More than 70% of our household’s energy consumption is spent on heating, so how can we heat our homes more efficiently? Home Insulation The most important thing you can do to help keep […]

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How can smart meters save you money on your energy bills?

Most homes in Great Britain have old meters in their home, with technology decades old. Older meter devices require regular meter readings and estimated prices, which can prove to be costly and sometimes inaccurate. A switch to new smart meters mean a better service for homeowners and it means you are only ever charged for what […]

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