Energy prices are set to rise and now, more than ever, it’s important to do what you can to reduce your consumption. There is no reason not to adopt behaviours and practices that are more energy efficient and that will help to reduce your carbon footprint. And hey, if you don’t give a toss about the effect you’re having on the environment then at least do it to save the dosh.
Showing posts from: DIY & Home Improvement
As the cooler months head our way it’s important to make sure your home is ready and prepared to deal with the changing climate. Most importantly you’ll also want to keep your home protected from pesky pests that understandably will be looking to set up shop in the warmth of your abode. Take the necessary steps to disallow pests and other vermin from making your home theirs.
The film crew at eSpares has been busy filming some how to videos featuring a rather handy device called a multimeter. Basically, mulitimeters can test for potential faults (that are not otherwise visible with the naked eye) within the components of appliances. This helps determine what needs to be replaced/ fixed. They’re inexpensive, fairly easy to use and don’t look half bad either.
Follow any of these tips to help get your home cracking clean. If you’re home is already cracking clean then share them with your mates to help them get theirs cracking clean! No one likes a messy gaff. No one.
Let’s face it. Whether you live in a new home or an older Victorian era abode, these creatures will get in and they can be a real nuisance if they’re not caught. See some tips below to help the pesky problem.
Remember mice are very small (1-2 inches long), so even the smallest of holes can make your home accessible to them.
Rumour has it that ‘steam cleaning’ was discovered in Europe only about 20 years ago when a pub landlord used steam from the cappuccino machine to clean lipstick from a wine glass. Boom, steam cleaning was born. I’m not sure how accurate or inaccurate this information may be, but regardless it makes for a nice little anecdote!
Anyway there are obvious advantages to using steam to clean, and three that top the list are:
Right folks, few more tips below to help get you well on your way to saving (energy & pounds). Simple, painless. Go!
- Keep fridges with rear external condensers at least 2 or 3 inches away from the wall. This helps the fridge work to cool its contents more efficiently.
For those of you with little ones, helping to keep your home child-safe is of utmost priority. Especially in the kitchen, you’ll want to make sure anything that could cause harm is out of the reach or way. Albeit, some of these things might seem like common sense, it is important to make sure you’ve taken every precaution in order to protect the young’ns. A few tips below will help keep your kitchen safe.
It would appear that the hose-pipe ban could be ended sooner for some areas in the UK. Thames Water, the largest in the UK has announced that unless there is a ‘Saharan twist’ in the weather the ban should be lifted before autumn. (Not that any of us would be particularly interested in watering anything in our gardens at the minute!!)