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6 Simple Ways to Save Money at Home

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  With the economy being what it is, people are more conscious about their expenses. The last thing you want to be doing is spending money on things that are not essential. There are simple ways to save money at home, which can cut down your bills significantly. Use energy-efficient appliances If possible, buy energy-efficient appliances such as washing machines and dryers that have lower water and energy consumption levels. These will help save energy and thus money over time because they consume less electricity than their non-efficient counterparts do. Consider replacing your old refrigerator with an energy-efficient refrigerator. You may not be aware of the fact that your fridge is one of the biggest consumers of power in your home. An inefficient refrigerator can use up to 300 kWh per year, which is more than 10% of the total household energy bill. So, it is important to get an efficient one that uses less electricity and saves you money on your electricity bill. Use en

New Homeowners Guide: Get Your Heating Right First Time

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Starting the journey to buying a new home is one of a kind yet stressful experience. From finding your dream place to securing a mortgage, it’s a relief once it’s over and you can finally move in. But the battle doesn’t cease there, as getting your home in tip-top shape is a whole other type of stress. Between choosing your favourite wallpaper and what colour sofa to have, you might forget about the more critical factors in your new home. One thing that new homeowners forget about is your new boiler- it may not seem like a big deal, but making an informed decision could slash the prices you’ll pay in the future. However, before you can buy, you need to know the facts and figures to make the best choice for your home. Why is your heating system so important? The boiler that’s in your home will have a more significant impact than you may think. It will affect small, everyday comfort and money issues in your home, so getting it right the first time will eliminate small probl

Why Does My Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping?

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A tripping circuit breaker can be very frustrating. It may be a minor issue that can be resolved by unplugging a few devices. However, sometimes it is a sign that something more dangerous is going on that needs the attention of an electrician. We asked the team from Connect Electric what the most common reasons for a tripped circuit breaker are. The Circuit is Overloaded Our lives are powered by electricity. Most modern households rely on many appliances, computers, and devices that need energy to run. This has led to the need for more outlets and higher power capacity. Circuit breakers can trip due to an overload. This occurs when too many things are pulling electricity at a time. The excessive demand causes the circuit breaker to heat up, which triggers the tripping mechanism. The breaker will not work again until you manually reset it. This is a common problem in older homes that were built during a time when people used less electricity. Some people try to make up fo