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November 11, 2012
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The Horstmann Electronic 7 Water Heater Controller has been especially developed to control the immersion heater as economically and conveniently as possible. During the night, water in the tank will be heated by cheap night-rate electricity, ensuring a tank of hot water is available for the morning. Depending on the size of the tank and

October 18, 2012
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There is a number of simple but often overlooked things you can do to reduce your bi-monthly ESB bill 1 – Lighting – Change your light bulbs from traditional incandescent bulbs to energy saving CFL bulbs. Typically CFL bulbs use 80% less energy and last 15 times longer. 2 – Turn off Appliances – A recent

October 12, 2012
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A fluorescent lamp is a gas-discharged lamp that uses electricity to excite mercury vapour. The excited atoms produce ultraviolet light that then causes a phosphor to fluoresce, producing a visible light. Although mainly used in commercial buildings, fluorescent light fittings are commonly used in kitchens and garages in the home. Their benefit is they use less power

October 3, 2012
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An ELCB – earth leakage circuit breaker is an electrical device mounted on the fuseboard which detects when the electric current is not balanced between the outgoing live conductor and the returning neutral conductor. Such an imbalance may indicate current leakage through a person, when such imbalance is detected the circuit is automatically disconnected within

September 30, 2012
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Adding a simple digital or analogue timer to your immersion heater can save both time and money. Most timers now have a wide range of options from a simple ‘one hour boost function’ to variable timing options throughout the day. Always ensure you use a fully qualified electrician. Call John (087) 7414362 – Electrician Dublin

August 30, 2012
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The advantage of installing a mains operated smoke alarm system in your house is that all the smoke alarms are interlinked i.e.  if a fire breaks out in the kitchen for e.g. the alarms will sound all over the house not just in the room affected.  All homes should have at least 3 mains smoke