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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

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

Superior Safety Options for Your Home

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Even people who live in safe places need to be concerned about home safety. Newspapers have articles every day about crimes committed in the best of neighborhoods. In order to protect your home and your family, it is important to know your home safety options and select the ones that best meet your needs. Home Safes Home safes are an important part of home security. Many people find that they feel safer with valuable objects and important documents locked away. These safes are often fireproof and environment-proof, in addition to burglar-proof. They can be bought with normal locks, combination locks, and even digital locks. Safe Home Design There are a few ways to make your home safer that do not involve a great deal of expense. First, keep the outdoor lights working and in good repair. Consider installing extra lighting on the sides of your home or anywhere that there are heavy shadows at night. In addition, remove any heavy shrubbery and garden features that give c

What you should know about your home Carbon Monoxide Alarm

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A Carbon Monoxide alarm is one of the most important devices needed to be installed in every home. This detector is intended to protect the family’s health against gas leakage by sensing what our eyes and nose can’t. Nevertheless, do not assume that your family is safe just because you have a detector installed. It is important to assess its effectiveness, thus before buying and installing one you should learn about co detector information beforehand to understand how it works, what their limitations are and how to operate in order to get the best protection. Carbon monoxide is referred to as the silent killer because it is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas, the leading cause of accidental poisoning and fire in dwellings. It is formed from the incomplete combustion of fuels, such as wood, kerosene or charcoal used in fireplaces and grills, the natural or propane gas in kitchen ovens, kerosene or gasoline used in clothes dryers, heaters and vehicles and other fuel-flam

Home Safety, Keep the Burglars Away!

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Home safety is a must nowadays, house robberies occur here and there, carnapping is rampant, even telephone cable lines are subjects of these thefts. I grew up in a home without any fence; although there are some houses enclosed with pales made of bamboo, only for the purpose of protecting their vegetable gardens from dogs and cows. Living then is simple, secured and has nothing to worry about being robbed. Time has changed, poverty and illiteracy increased crime rates. Safety is always on top priority in every home these days. Six years ago, our community area became the target of these burglars. They attack in different modus operandi. These housebreakers called Akyat-bahay attacks even in broad daylight.   What is more frightening is that they do not think twice to kill.   My husband and I decided to let our house be installed of window grills, double gates, and double door locks.   We replaced our old padlocks with zinc alloy padlocks.   These padlocks will make the b