The Tail End of Lawnmower Season

We’re getting towards last cut of the year kind of time, and after a hard summer of keeping the grass in check, does your lawn mower need a bit of love? Even if all seems well, it’s always worth giving it a quick MOT to make sure everything’s running smoothly.

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How to How To – A Brief Guide

Over the last year or so we have been making an effort to provide a more helpful ‘fix it yourself’ (FIY for short) web experience by creating our own ‘How To’ videos. At the time of writing we’ve got over 130 videos, with 750,000 total views, across 12 video sites. The vast majority of these are viewed on our Advice Centre and YouTube channel.

However, we are just a small drop in the web’s ‘How To’ ocean. Here’s a look at some of the best FIY the web has to offer…

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Dishwasher With White Crockery

It’s more than just the money

Fixing a home appliance yourself actually feels good.

I’m quite used to fixing home appliances in front of the camera for the eSpares how-to videos. It’s a completely different kind of working day from the usual meetings and sitting at my desk. I really enjoy taking appliances apart and discovering (usually) how easy it is to fit spare parts and get them working again. Fixing it in front of the camera and thinking about how we can make the process as clear as possible for the viewer is sometimes challenging, but it’s incredibly rewarding too; particularly when we get customer comments through the eSpares site or through YouTube. Most viewers really appreciate the effort that we’ve gone to in helping them fix their appliance.Read more

Fridge Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Tips For Fridges

Opting for a fridge or freezer that features a high energy-efficiency rating or is labelled with the recommended logo will ensure the model that you have is as frugal as possible when it comes to electricity use.

A refrigerator operating at its optimum level can save you a lot of money on electricity bills, and it’s a lot better for the environment too. So, what are the ways you can make sure that your refrigerator is energy efficient?Read more