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Heating & energy

Five products to help you breathe cleaner air in 2020

We've known for a long time that outdoor air pollution can have a variety of adverse health effects, and now we're becoming increasingly aware of indoor air pollution. Get 2020 off to a fresh start by tackling sources of air pollution in your home.

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Why you shouldn’t install a wood-burning stove yourself

Installing a wood burner or multi-fuel stove is not something you should do yourself. An ill-fitted stove could result in it becoming a fire risk, but there's also the potential for it to release lethal carbon monoxide into your home and create more pollution.

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Ovo buys SSE energy, broadband and home services customers

Ovo has bought SSE’s energy business, as well as broadband and boiler cover. Find out what this means for customers of the new second-biggest gas and electricity company, including on energy prices, customer service and solar panels.

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Solar panels and renewable energy: what are the costs and rewards in 2020?

The smart export guarantee tariff pays homes for generating renewable electricity, including from solar panels and wind turbines. Find out how much money you could earn, what companies pay and how much solar panels cost.

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Nine energy companies risk closure for failing on smart meters

Nine gas and electricity companies are breaking rules about smart meters which could leave energy customers that switch to them with smart meters than no longer work. Find out which nine firms are in trouble with energy regulator Ofgem.

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Energy price cap one year on – have you saved money on your bills?

The energy price cap is one year old. We look at how much it has likely saved customers on default gas and electricity tariffs with the biggest energy firms, including British Gas, Npower, EDF Energy. Save £350 on your energy bills.

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Top five cheapest energy deals for January 2020

Save over £300 per year on your gas and electricity bills, or save over £250 with a top-rated energy supplier. Plus find out whether your energy bills could drop in 2020, and how to save money on gas and electricity.

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Could the Airthings Wave Mini help improve air quality in your home?

Air pollution is something we’re very aware of when we walk down a busy city street next to a queue of cars. But do we need a monitor like the Airthings Wave Mini to tell us about the air quality in our homes?

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Is your energy firm as small as it seems?

Big brands like Npower, Octopus Energy, Ovo Energy and Robin Hood Energy are behind tens of smaller firms, providing everything from gas and electricity prices to customer service. Find out if your energy firm has a big backer.

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Wood-burning stove with a Christmas tree and black dog in front of it

Is your stove doing more damage than you know? We reveal the least-polluting fuels

Using the wrong fuels on your multi-fuel stove or log bruner can create more pollution. Make sure you're using the right fuel to ensure you maximise your stove's efficiency, minimise pollution and save money.

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