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Home Energy

Smart meter anxiety: how to embrace – not fear – energy monitoring 

Discover how to make the most of your smart meter’s in-home display. We share advice from smart meter users on how to take an active approach to understanding your energy use, while reducing smart meter fears.

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Home Energy

Hosepipe ban update – South East Water restrictions lifted after a wet July

Discover if there's a hosepipe ban currently in force in your area – and the rules you'll need to follow to avoid a hefty fine.

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Home Energy

How to keep a conservatory cool: 8 ideas to turn down the heat 

Clever ways to stop your conservatory getting too hot, including the best blinds, plants and fabrics to use

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Home Energy

Water bills explained: Understanding your charges

With the increase in homes changing from an unmetered supply of water to a water meter, more of our bills are changing. We take a look at how to understand your water bill whether you are on a water meter or not.

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Home Energy

Do you have to have a smart meter?

The Government’s rollout programmes mean your energy supplier will have to offer you a smart meter by 2025. Discover the facts about whether you have to accept it or not.

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Home Energy

How to get free water-saving devices for your home and garden 

Did you know you can get a host of discounted and free water-saving devices for your home and garden? From water butts to shower regulators, here’s how.

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Home Energy

Are air fryers cheap to run? Here’s what you need to know

As well as being a healthy option, air fryers are said to save money – but in reality, how economical are they?

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Home Energy

Bath vs shower – which is better for you and your wallet?

We compare baths vs showers – on cost, hygiene, ease of cleaning, and more. And you may be surprised to learn which comes out on top

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Home Energy

Water saving for toilets – 7 simple ways to reduce waste

From 'save a flush' bags to collecting 'grey' water, our tips on water saving for toilets will ensure you don't flush money down the loo

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Home Energy

15 ways to save water in the garden and protect your plants 

Our water-saving tips will help you conserve water in the garden, and give you the know-how to keep your plants looking at their best.