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Energy efficient electric radiators. How good are they?

Energy efficiency means using less energy to provide the same service. The phrase “energy efficiency” is often used as shorthand to describe any kind of energy-saving measure. Technically it should be distinguished from energy saving conservation, a broader term which can also include forgoing a service rather than changing the efficiency with which it is provided. An example of energy conservation include turning down a thermostat in the winter or walking to the shops instead of driving. Using energy more efficiently through more efficient end-uses or through more efficient generation such as combined heat and power reduces the amount of fuel required to produce a unit of energy output and reduces the corresponding emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.

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How to Remove Mildew Smells from Bath Towels

Throughout the course of our lifetimes, we seemingly go through thousands of towels. Sure, they might start out soft and fluffy, but through the course of time they wear thin, develop holes and eventually need throwing out. For thousands of us though, spending your hard earned money on new towels is a waste, especially when you can restore your towels to perfect condition with very little effort at all – especially if your only problem is mildew smells from your towels.

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How to beat the impending rise in energy bills

Recent research has shown that energy bills could be set to sky rocket in the next year or so, starting next month when many 'fixed term' tariffs with energy companies will be coming to a natural end. It's thought that new tariffs to replace the old ones could be weighing in at £198 more. It's indicative of a trend in the past year of rising energy costs and uncertainty among customers - so what can you do shield yourself from the increase? There are a few steps you can take to at least minimise the impact, and save some cash...

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Is electric heating cheaper than gas?

Many people, when moving to a new home or perhaps buying properties to rent, are faced with a very important and difficult decision - which heating solution to use. It can drastically affect the value of your property, its appeal to tenants if you're renting out, and how your property feels from day to day. Of course, the main question on everyone's lips when they're trying to decide between various heating solutions is, which is cheaper - gas or electric?

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All this talk of renewable electricity - what are the benefits of electric heating?

There's been a great deal of speculation and talk over the past year about Britain's pursuit of cleaner, greener energy. With gas prices fluctuating and our dependency on imports increasing, it's obviously important that we look at 'home grown' renewable options, and everything from solar and wind to hydrogen fuel cells and nuclear power is on the table. But what does that mean for the average homeowner, or business owner for that matter? Many of us ride the wave of tumultuous gas prices and are at the mercy of big energy companies - can switching to electric really make a difference?

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Fracking gets a green light throughout the UK

Ministers in the UK have tightened safeguards around fracking and given the green light to companies to start fracking throughout the country. This green light includes the fracking of national parks in what they have deemed 'exceptional circumstances', although ministers have retained the right to veto these plans if called for. From Monday, the Government will invite different shale gas firms to bid for onshore gas and oil licenses for the first time in 6 years. So, will fracking really secure our energy future?

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