Conversations about: Energy & Home

Dishing the dirt on diseased seeds

by , Garden Researcher Energy & Home 19 December 2014
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Seeds being sown

Members of the public have been urged to be aware when buying seeds online. Some retailers on eBay and Amazon have been selling potentially diseased seeds that could have a major impact on UK biodiversity. (more about seeds...)

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Ofgem: Why energy regulation must focus on consumers

by , Ofgem Energy & Home 16 December 2014
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Pound coins on energy prices

At a Which? event, Ofgem’s chief Dermot Nolan outlined his vision for getting customers involved in the energy market. In this guest post, he explains more about this vision. (more from Ofgem...)

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Do you rely on a home blood pressure monitor?

by , Senior Health Researcher Energy & Home 16 December 2014
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new 2 heartbeat

We’ve found seven Best Buy blood pressure monitors, but disappointingly just as many Don’t Buys. The truth is many of their results can’t be trusted so it's worth monitoring your options before you buy. (more about blood pressure monitors...)

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Your view: how to save money on your dishwasher

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 7 December 2014
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Hand washing in a sink

Our debate on money-saving dishwasher tips took an interesting turn. Rather than dishwasher detergent tips, your top tip was to ditch the dishwasher altogether. Can you really get away without one? (more about dishwashers...)

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Have you checked the hygiene rating of your Christmas meal?

by , Head of Compliance Energy & Home 6 December 2014
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Christmas place setting

In this guest post from the Food Standards Agency, Catriona Stewart explores why it's important to check a restaurant's hygiene rating before booking your Christmas meal.... (more about hygiene ratings...)

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Confused between wood burning stoves & underfloor heating?

by , Online Home Writer Energy & Home 4 December 2014
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Feet in front of fire

Wood burning stoves or underfloor heating? To solve this mystery I waded through reams of information and spoke to tons of installers. But, does it need to be so confusing, and can it save you money? (more about heating...)

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When does your Christmas tree go up?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 2 December 2014
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Christmas tree

I’m pleased to say I’ve welcomed December with open arms – stocking up on mulled wine, nibbling on a mince pie or two and putting up our Christmas tree. This year the pièce de résistance is some giant baubles! (more on Christmas trees...)

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Your view: electric toothbrushes take the prize

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 29 November 2014
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Toothbrush with toothpaste tube

Last week we asked you whether you use an electric or manual toothbrush. As the referee of that debate, I have to award team electric the winners. But it was a valiant effort by the manual underdogs. (more about the toothbrush debate...)

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Supermarket Campylobacter results under the microscope

by , Campaigns Officer Energy & Home 27 November 2014
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Asda-pic-for-convo

As you’ll be aware, we’ve been calling on the Food Standards Agency to publish the data that details the levels of Campylobacter per supermarket. Well, today they've done just that. (more on chicken safety...)

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What are your money-saving dishwasher tips?

by , Home Researcher Energy & Home 25 November 2014
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Inside a dishwasher

Dishwasher tablets can quickly add up to over £100 a year and that's before you factor in the cost of rinse aid, salt and using the machine. But are there cheaper options that give the same results? (more about the dishwashing tips...)

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Brief cases: has your energy bill ever been recalculated?

by , Which? Lawyer Energy & Home 23 November 2014
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Woman reading bill looking shocked

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 ever 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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LED light bulb

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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Word 'energy' in bulb

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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