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6 things to avoid when you’re buying and using an electric heater

6 things to avoid when you’re buying and using an electric heater

Feeling a bit chilly? When so many of us are spending more time at home, the promise of warmth and comfort from an electric heater is an enticing prospect during...

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How often should you switch energy supplier?

How often should you switch energy supplier?

As the days get shorter, the weather turns colder, and your lights and heating go on for longer, your thoughts may turn to how to keep your energy bills to...

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Just tested: which of these air purifiers is best for cleaning up the air in your home?

Just tested: which of these air purifiers is best for cleaning up the air in your home?

Most of us are spending more time than ever at home, so we need the think about our home air quality. Considering an air purifier? Find out how models from Dyson, AEG and other big brands performed before you invest.

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Energy smart meter installation roll-out faces further setbacks

Energy smart meter installation roll-out faces further setbacks

Smart meters help you manage energy use by telling you in real time how much you’re using and save you the hassle of submitting meter readings. But if you were...

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Top five cheapest energy deals for October: how has the new price cap affected tariffs?

Top five cheapest energy deals for October: how has the new price cap affected tariffs?

Find out how much you could save on gas and electricity bills this month, with the cheapest deals from firms including Ebico, Avro Energy, Green, Octopus Energy, So Energy and Pure Planet.

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The cheap boiler brand you shouldn’t trust to keep your home warm

The cheap boiler brand you shouldn’t trust to keep your home warm

A reliable boiler will keep you toasty on those chilly winter evenings and save you from spending big on unexpected repairs. But as the results of our latest boiler satisfaction...

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Top five energy deals for September: keep your bills down as the days get chilly

Top five energy deals for September: keep your bills down as the days get chilly

Summer may have graced many of us with a last hurrah over recent days, but a definite nip in the evening air heralds colder times ahead.  Ongoing coronavirus restrictions mean...

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On test: electric fans to help you stay cool at home

On test: electric fans to help you stay cool at home

Looking for an electric fan to help you keep cool at home, but worried about wasting money on a fan that's so poor you'll be looking to replace it next year? We've tested four models from Dyson, Honeywell and Meaco - find out what they have to offer and which is best.

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Energy switching problems: are you entitled to compensation?

Energy switching problems: are you entitled to compensation?

New rules on energy bill credit refunds came in from May 2019, but we’ve found that nearly half of customers who have switched since then and were owed money by...

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Heating oil prices hit a five-year low: is now the time to stock up?

Heating oil prices hit a five-year low: is now the time to stock up?

Heating oil prices are at their lowest for five years and kerosene is cheaper than natural gas per kilowatt hour. Find out how to save money on oil heating for your home, plus whether cheap heating oil prices are likely to last.

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