How the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation can help households reduce their energy bills

It’s no secret that many people across the country are concerned about the cost of energy. In fact, a recent survey of 6,000 low-income households by Citizens Advice found that 78% of respondents are worried about the cost of the energy they will consume over winter, with 17% calling fuel bills a “strain” and 26%…

Could you live without your favourite domestic appliances?

Many people think they couldn’t live without their domestic appliances, recent research has shown. A poll, by Direct Line Home Insurance, revealed that the 15 most essential items for modern day-to-day life are: The internet Showers and baths Televisions iPads, laptops and tablets Cars Smartphones and mobile phones Pet dogs and cats Washing machines Cups…

Plymouth home evacuated after carbon monoxide alarm sounds

A home emergency in Plymouth, Devon, has underlined the importance of gas safety checks and carbon monoxide detectors. At 9:25am this morning (31st October), Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to a residence in Houndiscombe Road, Mutley, after a carbon monoxide detector had activated. Three fire crews visited the property, with the…

Don’t let thieves darken your home in the long nights

Opportunist thieves are looking forwards to the dark nights, so they can break into homes through the cover of darkness. Halifax Home Insurance data recorded a total of 2,832 burglary claims over the last winter, with these break-ins typically costing 12% more compared to in the summer and with the average claim costing £1,727. To…

AA: 80% of homes have seen property damage over the winter

A huge number Brits have experienced home emergencies over the winter, the AA has found. A survey by AA Home Membership found that over 80% of households have experienced some form of property damage over winter, with this damage frequently caused by the weather. The most common form of property damage experienced during the winter…