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Home Energy

Don’t risk damp and health issues: know how to dry clothes indoors safely

Looking for how to dry clothes indoors without your house becoming damp and mouldy? We share expert advice on the best ways to do it

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Home Energy

Do you need planning permission for solar panels? It’s not as simple as you might think

We reveal when you might need planning permission for solar panels and when you can install them without it.

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Home Energy

Best water-saving showerheads we’ve tested

Looking to save water in the shower? We’ve put seven water-saving showerheads to the test to see whether they create a drip, dribble or deluge

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Home Energy

How much does it cost to boil a kettle? And how to make it cheaper

Prefer to save on energy than reduce the number of cuppas you consume? Here’s how much it costs to boil a kettle

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Home Energy

5 ways to make your shower more powerful

Want to boost the performance of your shower? From cleaning your shower head to adding a pump, we share how to make a shower more powerful.

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Home Energy

Should you move a boiler and how much will it cost?

Whether you’re doing renovations or want to improve access, how much does it cost to move a boiler? We talk to the experts to find out

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Home Energy

What are heat pumps and how do they work?

Heat pumps are an efficient way of heating your home using electricity that reduces the negative impact of fossil fuels.

With the combination of working from home increasing our domestic energy needs, and rising energy prices sending our electricity bills through the roof, many of us are turning to solar panels to save on bills and boost our ‘green’ credentials. ​​ A total of 130,596 rooftop installations were mounted in the UK in 2022, according to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) – the same number as those installed for the previous three years put together. ​ If you’ve done your research and know ​​what it costs to install Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels, but still aren’t sure just what’s involved, Saga Exceptional can help. We’ve rounded up expert advice to find out everything you need to know about installing solar panels.
Home Energy

How are solar panels installed? We reveal all and bust the myths

We take you through how to install solar panels and what’s involved.

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Home Energy

How much do solar panels cost and will they save you money?  

How much do solar panels cost and will they save you money? Our guide breaks down the costs and determines if they're worth the investment.

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Home Energy

Why now is the best time to get your boiler serviced – and what’s involved

Think boilers only need TLC in the winter? Why now could be a better time to call in the engineers and what's involved