Best fans on the market to keep us cool this summer

When the weather gets hotter causing us to have trouble sleeping at night many of us dash to the shops to buy a fan. Once there, we are often bombarded with a whole range of different products and the prices differ considerably, so which are the best fans to buy?

The cheapest and probably the most common is the desk fan. This is a small fan that as the name suggests can sit on a desk or table. This type of fan is ideal for the bedroom as it can be sited on a bedside table and switched on easily during the night if required.

The next most popular is the pedestal fan which is great to use in the living room and can be set to oscillate so that everyone can feel the cool breeze it produces. As it is free standing it can be moved around the room as required and most models can be raised or lowered, as necessary.

If you are restricted for space a tower fan is a good option. It takes up far less space than a traditional pedestal fan but produces an equal amount of cooling breeze ...
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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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