April 29, 2016 | Money Saving Tips & Tricks |
It’s night time. You’re tucked up in bed. It’s dark, quiet and peaceful. But unbeknownst to you vampire power is draining energy from all around your home. Sounds spooky!
Actually… it’s less exciting than it sounds. Vampire power is just a more interesting term for the power being used by your appliances when they are left on standby. And it’s not garlic or a wooden stake which will ward off this vampire, just some good habits to minimise your energy use.
March 22, 2016 | DIY & Home Improvement  |  Money Saving Tips & Tricks  |  Repair, Re-use & Recycle |
Why is fixing your appliance yourself such a good call? You’ll often hear us proclaim that a DIY fix is so much better than hiring a tradesperson or buying a new machine. But can we back up our declarations? Yes siree! We have here not one but five reasons why it’s better to fix your appliance yourself and you don’t just have to take our word for it, our customers have a say in the matter too.
January 4, 2016 | General Appliance Care & Advice  |  Money Saving Tips & Tricks |
Your home is full of them, TV adverts are always reminding us of the latest ones…but do you know how much your household appliances, both big and small, are costing you each year to run?
According to the Department of Energy & Climate Change, in 2014 the average electricity bill in the UK was over £590. But do you know how much your appliances are costing you?
December 30, 2015 | Money Saving Tips & Tricks |
We all do it, on January 1st as the haze begins to clear and the cleaning up from the night before commences, New Year resolutions are made – whether it’s swearing to get fit by joining a gym, kicking a vice or taking up a hobby.
But, to flip things on their head we’ve decided to share our top 17 New Year resolutions for the home we think you should make – especially as they can help you save money.
December 9, 2015 | Money Saving Tips & Tricks |
We’ve all seen the John Lewis #manonthemoon Christmas advert and the Coca-Cola truck has made its annual appearance meaning one thing – Christmas is just around the corner.
Stress levels are likely to be rising as you run around the shops looking for the must-have toy for your children or the chestnuts for your stuffing, and this is all before you get your home ready for visitors.Read more
December 2, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement  |  Money Saving Tips & Tricks |
Over recent weeks the UK has endured Storm Abigail and Storm Barney, with the latter bringing gusts of winds of up to 85mph, which left thousands throughout the UK without power. Whilst Abigail and Barney may have eased off, the winter weather is likely to tighten its grip over coming months.
To make sure you’re ready for any big freeze, we’ve compiled 9 top tips to help you stay warm in winter.
October 18, 2015 | Money Saving Tips & Tricks |
We’re all guilty of it, throwing away an appliance the moment it shows signs of developing a fault. In fact, it is estimated that we purchase 170 million new electrical items each year in the UK, but recycle less than a third when they reach the end of their life.
To encourage more people to fix their faulty / broken appliances, rather than throw them away and purchase new ones, at eSpares we’re supporting Fix It Week (October 19th – 25th) for the second consecutive year.
October 16, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement  |  Money Saving Tips & Tricks |
Adding value to your home doesn’t need to be difficult. In this infographic, we explain how by carrying out some DIY you can increase the value of your home.
June 23, 2015 | Money Saving Tips & Tricks |
On average Brits move eight times during their lifetimes, and when it comes to moving home there are certain steps which you’ll need to go through to ensure everything runs smoothly. To help reduce the stress of moving home, we’ve compiled 16 useful tips you need to include on your moving checklist.
April 24, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement  |  Money Saving Tips & Tricks |
It’s estimated the average household lighting bill in the UK is roughly £300 per year. But by replacing your existing light bulbs for LED ones you could significantly reduce yours.