Conversations about: Energy & Home

Brief cases: has your energy bill been recalculated?

by , Which? Lawyer Energy & Home 23 November 2014
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Which? Legal member Ian Walker came to us for advice after his energy firm tried to recalculate his bill and charge him extra. Has your energy supplier every changed your bill? (more about energy tariffs...)

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Are your LED light bulbs failing too soon?

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 21 November 2014
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We’ve previously reported that LED light bulbs are falling well short of their bold lifespan claims. Our latest tests suggest they’re getting better, but can you really expect them to last 25,000 or even 50,000 hours? (more about LED bulbs...)

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Is your energy supplier failing to explain a ‘simple’ tariff?

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 19 November 2014
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Have you switched energy suppliers recently? If so, did you use the Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR) to help inform your decision? Do you know what it is and how its designed to help you? (more about energy tariffs...)

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Electric or manual toothbrush? I’m at a floss

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 18 November 2014
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Toothbrushes

I’m sure all of you brush your teeth at least two times a day, but what’s your tool of choice? Do you opt for an electric or a manual brush? Here’s Patrick and Adam going head-to-head in the Great British Brush Off… (more about toothbrushes...)

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How do you choose double glazers you can trust?

by , Which? Trusted Traders Energy & Home 10 November 2014
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Have you ever hired a double glazing tradesperson – or have you been on the receiving end of a hard sales pitch even though you weren't in the market for new windows? (more on Trusted Traders..)

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Do you grow your own fruit and veg for health benefits?

by , Senior Gardening researcher/writer Energy & Home 8 November 2014
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When it comes to getting my five-a-day, I'm more than happy to believe that I'm reaping health benefits by growing my own, burning calories as I dig, weed and water. (more on healthy veg...)

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You’d share your drills, but would you share your house?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 7 November 2014
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Last week Debbie Wosskow brought the emerging trend of the 'Sharing Economy' to Which? Convo. While most of you were up for the idea, you weren't quite so keen on sharing your big ticket items. (more on sharing economies...)

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Calorie labelling for alcoholic drinks – will you take notice?

by , Senior Food Researcher Energy & Home 4 November 2014
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Last week the Royal Society for Public Health recommended alcoholic drinks should carry calorie labelling to help tackle the obesity crisis. But would you check the calories before pouring that glass of wine? (more about drink calories...)

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Brief cases: your rights to getting goods fixed

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 2 November 2014
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When Which? Legal member Vicky Drazhner’s reading glasses from Boots Opticians broke after just four months it refused to repair or replace them. But after considering legal action Boots accepted her rights. (more about getting goods fixed...)

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Traffic light labelling must not be de-railed

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 26 October 2014
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The recent decision by the European Commission to launch infraction proceedings against the UK for its traffic light labelling scheme is disappointing. The scheme is vital to making informed choices. (more about traffic light labels...)

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Your view: 50 shades of tea

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 24 October 2014
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This week you shared your tips for making the perfect cuppa. While it's one of the world's oldest drinks, we still haven't mastered a technique for us all. Everyone's got their way, so here's how you make your brew. (more about the perfect cuppa...)

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Professor Elliott: what food scandal could be next?

by , Professor of Food Safety Energy & Home 21 October 2014
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After leading a review into our food supply networks, Professor Chris Elliott explains how we need to monitor the food supply chain to prevent any future food scares. Find out more from him in this guest post: (more about goats cheese...)

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The challenges of buying hearing aids

by , Senior Health Researcher Energy & Home 20 October 2014
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Behind-the-ear hearing aids or invisible ‘in-the-canal’ ones? iPhone-compatible or no frills? £500 or £7,000 per pair? Buying hearing aids comes with a whole host of choices to wade through. (more about hearing aids...)

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How do you brew the perfect cup of tea?

by , Principal Home Researcher Energy & Home 18 October 2014
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There’s nothing like a good cup of tea, but what makes the perfect cuppa? Is the teapot a must or is your favourite brew made best in a mug? And would you let a machine make it for you? (more about tea...)

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