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October 21, 2013
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 What is a Storage Heater? A Storage Heater is an electric heater composed of electrical heating elements surrounded by ceramic bricks, which are further surrounded by a layer of insulation, and then the heater cover. The heaters consume electricity at the cheaper off-peak night time rate to heat these ceramic bricks. They ‘store’ this heat until

May 13, 2013
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  For most, a garden is something that can only be enjoyed on warm summer days. But outdoor lights can dramatically transform an uninviting exterior into a colourful extension of your home at the flick of a switch. So let there be light, and remember tulips aren’t the only type of bulbs you can use 

November 27, 2012
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Home security alarm systems can be divided into two types – the cable system and the wireless system.  Both systems have advantages & disadvantages and a survey of the house would be required before deciding which system to install. A basic alarm system would include sensors on all entry doors, sensors on windows that are easy to access. A monitored alarm

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