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Should we leave the heating on for our pets?

A recent survey by the Energy Savings Trust found that half of pet owners leave the heating on for their dog or cat while they are out for the day. Nationally this amounts to around £78 million in additional heating costs. While this is costing each pet owner around £140 per year, a single visit …

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Thermostat wars – are you a tinkerer or a control freak?

New Thermo-profiling splits homeowners into six different types by their relationship with their central heating. New research from Gocompare.com Energy reveals that Britain is a nation of “Thermostat Tinkerers” – constantly tweaking the thermostat to get the heating just right. However, 3% of homeowners admit to being “Tropical Hotties” with the temperature cranked up to …

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The Smoke Pencil Draught Detector

It’s easy enough to identify the flow of air up the chimney – just put your arm in and you will notice it! Once you’ve blocked the chimney you will find that a lot of the other draughts around the home are significantly reduced. Having an open chimney is like leaving a window open all …