Conversations about: Energy & Home

Should flood insurance cover groundwater flooding?

by , Senior Money Researcher Energy & Home 23 April 2014
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Floods in UK street

Does your insurer pay out for flooding caused by groundwater? Unclear definitions in insurance policies are leaving householders in the dark over whether they’re actually covered for future flooding. (more about flooding insurance...)

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We investigate supermarket tactics that make you buy more

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 16 April 2014
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Supermarket

It’s no secret that when you visit a supermarket intending to buy a loaf of bread it’s easy to leave with three air fresheners and some asparagus instead. But you may not know why… (more about supermarket psychology...)

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Do you know your cheapest time-of-use tariff hours?

by , Senior Researcher Energy & Home 13 April 2014
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About 3.9m UK households are on energy tariffs, which mean they get cheaper electricity at certain times. So you'd think it’s important to know exactly what those hours are to make sure you save as much as you can... (more about tariffs...)

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The big repair or replace debate

by , Senior Researcher Energy & Home 12 April 2014
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Leaking washing machine

It’s a dilemma almost everyone’s faced – a much-used home appliance breaks down and you need to act fast. But how do you decide whether to repair or replace it? (more about repair or replace...)

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Your view: living with allergies and anaphylaxis

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 28 March 2014
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We’ve been moved by the number of you sharing the difficulties you have managing your allergies. We’ve rounded up some of your views and tips for when travelling on holiday as our writer Mark plans to do… (more about allergies...)

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Is it time to loosen the leash on leaseholds?

by , Parliamentary Manager Energy & Home 28 March 2014
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Model homes in grass

Earlier this month the OFT confirmed its market study on ‘residential property management services’. But why could this innocuous sounding study be such important news for millions of consumers? (more about leaseholds...)

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It’s make or break time for energy suppliers

by , Executive Director Energy & Home 27 March 2014
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Energy prices up

The results are in. The outcome of the long-awaited energy market assessment was released today and it’s good news for the 45,000 of you who backed our Fix the Big Six campaign. But we haven’t won yet... (more about the energy market...)

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SSE: Why we’re freezing energy prices

by , SSE Retail Group MD Energy & Home 26 March 2014
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In good news for Which?'s Fix the Big Six campaign, SSE has announced a price freeze until 2016 and a plan to separate its retail and wholesale businesses. Here’s SSE’s Will Morris to explain today’s announcements. (more about SSE's price freeze...)

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A joint call for the energy market to be investigated

by , Energy & Home 24 March 2014
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Fix the Big Six campaign logo

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) supports our calls to fix the broken energy market. Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, writes to the regulators alongside Mike Cherry, the National Policy Chairman. (more about power switches...)

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Ever been confused by an energy tariff? You’re not alone

by , Senior Researcher Energy & Home 14 March 2014
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Man confused by bills

Our latest investigation reveals that while Ofgem’s new rules for standardised energy tariffs are a step in the right direction, most people still find them confusing. (more about energy tariffs...)

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Will QR codes lower your energy bills?

by , Head of Campaigns Energy & Home 11 March 2014
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QR code

Want a cheaper energy deal? Can't be bothered with the rigmarole of finding your energy bills, plugging details into a price comparison site and choosing the best deal? Could QR codes on energy bills be the answer? (more about QR codes...)

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Does technology help you make your food choices?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 10 March 2014
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salt overspill

The Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) group has produced a SaltSwitch app to help you work out if you could reduce your salt consumption. Do you use tech to help with your food choices? (more about reducing your salt intake...)

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Buying a house or having a child – what’s most stressful?

by , Which? Energy & Home 8 March 2014
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Our latest research has found that people regard buying a house the most stressful major milestone in their life (91%), trumping even having a child (81%). Where would you rank it? (more about buying a house...)

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