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The Health Risks of Indoor Air Pollution

When we hear 'air pollution' we tend to think of factories pumping out smoke or exhaust fumes from vehicles. Overall, many people consider air pollution to be a problem which occurs outside but this just isn't the case. Shockingly, the air we breathe inside, whether that be in offices, places of study or the home, can be anywhere from 2, 5 or even 100 times more polluted than the air outside. This is due to a variety of different reasons, from heating systems, poor ventilation or even furniture. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can combat this issue.

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Which Ventilation Solution is best for me?

Ventilation describes the transfer of 'stale' air within the home, with fresh air outside of the house. This process is extremely important for a number of reasons. The main reason being that it doesn't take long for pollutants to build up within the home without proper ventilation. These pollutants can include everything from dust, cooking odours and cigarette smoke, all the way to potentially dangerous chemicals emitted from solid fuel burning processes.

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Saving Energy With Time Lag Switches

There's so much new technology out there, providing new solutions to our planet-wide problem of massive energy wastage that perhaps we forget about the simpler, older solutions that have been available for some time now. It's a good idea, of course, to change your lighting from halogen/incandescent sources to LED to reduce the overall power. The problem is, that being human, we then naturally think that we may as well leave them on all the time as the power usage is so low.

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What is the Difference between Cable and Wire?

Electrical devices have become an important part of our daily lives and this means we are continuously surrounded by wires and cables. Whilst we may see and use these components each and every day, many of us do not know that they are two distinctly different things. Whilst they may look similar, cables and wires differ in their composition, function and general purpose. The following is an outline of these components and how they differ from each other.

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What Is the Best Water Heater for Me?

Water heaters are integral  to the day to day running of your home and are essential for a variety of tasks, everything from washing dishes to taking a bath. Home owners make the decision to install a new heater for a variety of different reasons but it's usually because their current device is faulty or on its way out. The decision itself can be much more complex than you may think. This is because there are so many different types of products to choose from and it's obviously important to choose the best heater for your particular needs.

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Our Top Tips for LED Downlights

The LED light revolution is upon us! And it's now easier than ever to make the switch from traditional lighting fixtures to these modern, energy efficient and eco-friendly lighting solutions.

When planning an LED lighting scheme, the size of the room and its intended use is extremely important. In a kitchen/ diner, for example, sufficient light levels are needed in specific areas in order to carry out certain tasks such as

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