Appliance insurance for peace of mind

Our homes are full of appliances that we use to make our lives easier. Some are large such as washing machines and dishwashers, others either sit on the counter such as kettles and toasters or live in a cupboard and are reached out when needed such as mixers and electric knives. When we buy these appliances nine times out of ten we will be offered the opportunity to take out insurance in case the appliance breaks down but is it worth taking out this insurance or do we just end up paying more for your goods?

All new appliances have a twelve month guarantee from new which covers breakdowns so as long as you have been careful to only use your appliance as instructed you will be able to get a new one or a repair free of charge should anything go wrong. Some larger appliances have a two year manufacturer’s warranty or even five years and all it takes is for the owner to register the warranty with the manufacturer. This will usually cover major breakdowns and so the appliances are c...
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The best Christmas lights for your house

During December many of us spend time and money buying and putting up Christmas lights outside our homes. Some people, it seems, use this opportunity to erect as many different types of lights and animated figures at the front of their house as possible leading to a bright and riotous display whilst others may go for a more subtle display. Whatever your preference is you will need to think about buying any new lights early on otherwise many retailers sell out of the more popular types and even online it is difficult to get them delivered before Christmas.

Sorting out the electrical connections for the outdoor lights can be a problem especially if there are a lot of lights. Outdoor electrical sockets are the safest way to power the lights and a good electrician will be able to provide a quote for installing these. It is important to only use outdoor lights and not those recommended for indoor use only as this can be a safety issue.

Some people decide to opt for solar powered l...
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Are cordless vacuum cleaners worth the extra money?

Many people are opting for cordless appliances these days as they can look a lot tidier (without all the cables) and are often more practical as you can use them around the home with ease.

When it comes to cleaning, a vacuum is essential and can make a huge difference to a room. Vacuuming is often required at least a few times a week in most homes if not every day in busy homes. There is such a massive array of vacuum cleaners on the market and the prices range drastically from around 50 for an upright corded vacuum upwards of a few hundred pounds. 7When making your decision you may not know which one to go for and it is easy to become overwhelmed with the choices available to you. You need to think carefully about which vacuum cleaner will best suit your needs. If you struggle to carry around a heavy one and just need to give the floors a quick once over then you may want to invest in a cordless vacuum. But id you have a large home or often vacuum for more than an 30 mins at a ...
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How to extend your Wi-Fi network correctly

Wi-Fi is so important to many of us. We spend a lot of time using the internet every day to play games, do internet banking or complete our food shop online. Over the last 12 months, many of us have had to work from home and have not been able to see our loved ones. You may have had to make many video calls during this time and if you internet isn’t up to scratch, then you may well struggle. A lot of issues with internet come from the speed you are able to get in your home. It may be that you only pay for a certain speed in which case your internet may be being throttled down. If you are not reaching the speeds you were promised, then it is likely there is an issue somewhere. This could be an issue at the Exchange, with the wiring from the exchange to the wiring coming into your property or something internally with your home. Once this has been rectified, you will usually find that your speed jumps right up.

If you are struggling to get Wi-Fi in certain parts of your home or ...
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Do you have electrical gadgets you do not use?

Many of us are guilty of buying new electrical gadgets that we only use once and then store away in a cupboard. It is easy to get swept away with marketing and buy gadgets because they are sold in such a way that makes us think that we need them. For example, you may go to your local supermarket and find an egg cooker that will cook boiled eggs in under 10 minutes. You may think that this is useful and instantly put one in your trolley, but will it really save you that much time or be a lot easier than boiling a pan of water?

Most gadgets are designed to save time, money, hassle or mess. Some gadgets are sold that they will do all of these things. Gadgets for the kitchen are often the thing that most people say they have too many of. If you have not used a gadget for a number of months, you may not really need it. Rather than just putting it in the bin why not try and sell it and recoup some of your money back. You may wish to donate your electrical goods to a charity shop but n...
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