Technology continues to rapidly expand into every area of our lives; from the ways we entertain ourselves, to how we work, do our shopping and manage our homes. Smart thermostats are one piece of technology that’s become more prevalent over recent years, with more and more companies offering them as a way to control your home’s heating and air conditioning. You might be thinking, ‘my thermostat is already programmable, so what’s the difference?’, but a smart thermostat offers many benefits that a traditional model can not. If you’ve been thinking about making the switch, see below for just four great reasons [...]
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The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in any building. This is where we freshen up before heading to work and unwind with a relaxing shower after a long day. For this reason, your bathroom should offer everything you need for a comfortable and refreshing experience. Over the years, what you want from your bathroom may change. It may be that your design preferences have changed or an elderly member of the family has moved in; either way, if your bathroom doesn’t serve you the way it should, it’s time to call a plumber. Below, we list some of [...]
When it comes to central heating, your energy bills can skyrocket if you aren’t using the system properly. Of course, we all want a warm and comfortable home, but it’s important that you strike the right balance between heating and money-saving, or you could end up with a hefty bill. Luckily, there are a few easy ways that you can reduce the costs of your central heating. Read on to find out more. Use the timer It can be tempting to keep your central heating on constantly but this would be very expensive and not a sensible use of energy. Instead, [...]
In the depths of winter, your central heating system is likely to be one of the biggest contributors to your household bills. According to the Energy Saving Trust, heating and hot water accounts for 62% of a household’s energy bills on average. There’s nothing worse than a freezing cold house, and that’s why so many of us crank the heating up when the temperatures drop outside. However, constantly having the heating on can rack up your energy bills and cost you lots of money, as well as increase your carbon footprint. There are lots of things you can do around the [...]
When a problem occurs with your drain it can have a big effect on the running of your home. From unusable appliances to bad smells and blockages, you’ll want to get things sorted as quickly as you can. One of the best ways you can prevent drainage issues is by making sure you’re using your drains in the right way, Read on for our top tips on keeping your drainage system in good condition. What can you put down your drain? Getting into the habit of using your drain properly will prevent problems further down the line - it may seem [...]
First thing in the morning to last thing at night, your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home so it deserves a little TLC. There’s nothing better than enjoying a relaxing bath after work, but with a few luxury additions, you can transform your bathroom to the next level. Read on to learn how you can add luxury to your bathroom. What luxury changes can you add? There are many ways that you can upgrade your bathroom and the don’t need to cost the earth. Why not think about adding some of the additions below? Heated towel [...]
As a homeowner, the last thing you want is a burst pipe, however, sometimes they pop up unexpectedly, and when this happens you may require professional help. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can prevent burst pipes and with the right care you can identify the reasons behind it. Read on to learn more about the top reasons for burst pipes. Clogged pipes If you use your appliances and fixtures in the wrong way, then pipes can get clogged and this can lead to them bursting. Disposing of other items such as sanitary products, wipes, cotton wool or food [...]
For homeowners all over, nothing is quite as stressful as when your boiler stops working or runs into a few problems - particularly in the depths of winter. Even in the height of summer, having no hot water can be a real issue and make day-to-day living difficult. Boilers always seem to break down at the most inconvenient times and having no hot water or heating can be very stressful. When your boiler breaks down or you begin to experience problems, your first thought may be to call out a gas engineer. However, before you pick up the phone in a [...]
September marks the start of autumn and that means crunchy leaves, hot chocolate and cosy jumpers. While many people look forward to the transition from warmer to cooler weather, it’s also important that you make sensible changes in your home so you can stay warm and ensure your appliances can survive through winter. Read on for our top tips on preparing for autumn. Layer up As it gets cooler, you’re likely to spend a little more time at home, especially in the evening, rather than braving the cold weather. And there’s nothing better than snuggling up on the sofa and watching [...]
When a worst case scenario strikes like your boiler breaking or a pipe bursting, this can send you into panic mode. And with the summer coming to an end, now’s the time when these areas of your home really need to be in tip top condition, in preparation for the colder weather. From cooking and washing up to doing laundry and taking a shower, water is used in many aspects of the home, as well as keeping your property toasty warm. But who should you call when something goes wrong? If your boiler breaks down do you need a plumber or [...]