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A guide to using less electricity

Using less energy isn't just about saving the environment, it's about saving you money. At Eco Stored Direct we pride ourselves on helping our customers cut down on their energy usage by sourcing nothing but the best energy efficient electrical heating products. But what if the time isn't right for you upgrade your current heating solution? What if you rent and are unable to consider it? The Energy Saving Trust thinks that each household could save up to £250 per year with these energy efficient practices...

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The results are in...why have our energy prices been so high?

You may recall that toward the end of 2013 the 'big six' energy companies all raised their energy prices at around the same time by as much as 12%. Naturally, this prompted a public backlash and energy regulators Ofgem announced that an independent review of the energy market was to place, with talks of some of the big six companies being broken up due to a monopoly hold on the market. The Competitions and Markets Authority were tasked with the 18 month review, and some of the results are now in...

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Energy saving myths that might be costing you money

It's every household's number one new year's resolution, but for every great energy saving tip that can genuinely save you money, there are a handful of myths that might actually end up costing you more. It's good that saving energy is on so many people's radar, but there are some things to watch out for if your asking around for advice or surfing the web for tricks you might have missed. Let's dispel a few energy saving myths so you don't fall into the trap...

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Could energy bills have been lowered further?

Consumer watchdogs, Which? have spoken out today claiming that energy prices could have been lowered considerably more in light of falling energy wholesale costs. According to its research, £2.9 billion could have been saved across the UK last year - that's around £145 per household. So why haven't the savings that energy companies are making on the wholesale cost of their energy being passed onto consumers?

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Five energy saving myths you shouldn't fall for

Most of us make small efforts now and again to cut down on our energy usage, if not to save the environment then most certainly to save our wallets, but it's energy saving is quickly becoming a cornerstone of every day living. As energy prices soar, we do what we can to save a few pennies here and a few pennies there, and it all counts. Or does it? Let's take a look at some of the most popular energy saving tricks and ideas that don't actually work...

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Fitting an electric radiator in under 10 minutes

One of the things that often stops people from investing in the energy efficient heating technology that electric radiators offer, is the perceived hassle that comes with installing them. While that might have been justified 10 years ago, most electric radiators today are a breeze to fit, and we're going to walk you through a few short steps that you should be able to manage in just 10 minutes.

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Why are energy prices yet to fall in 2015?

With the cost of oil plummeting, many people are starting to wonder why the obvious saving that energy companies are making isn't being passed directly onto consumers. Earlier this week, a Government official wrote to the 'Big Six' energy suppliers to ask them why their tariffs hadn't been reduced since the oil price plunge reduced their costs. Smaller, independent energy suppliers have managed to pass savings on, so what's the hold up? Are you considering switching your energy supplier?

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Top 3 eco friendly heating solutions for your home in 2015

For many, saving money on their home heating is the main thing when it comes to choosing new systems. For others, the environment takes center stage and finding a clean, green heating solution is the number one objective. If you've got an interest in either of these things, then the top 3 eco-friendly heating solutions of the 2015 should be of interest to you...

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Energy saving gadget ideas for 2015

Here we are just a few days after Christmas, and most of us will have all sorts of new gadgets to play with. From tablets and smartphones to tools and appliances, Christmas is one of the most expensive times of year in terms of energy usage at home, but did you know that there are a wide range of gadgets that can actually help you save money instead of bumping up the bill? Here are just a few to give you some ideas on how to make sure you start 2015 with an energy efficient home...

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£11 a year to keep the lights on?

Would you be willing to pay an additional £11.40 a year to protect the UK from a potential blackout in 2018? That's what the Government have announced in order put minds to rest and ensure the lights are kept on. But how did this come about? And will the additional £900m in revenue actually make all the difference?

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