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Maintenance

Working with electricity

Ever had an electric shock? Not sure what you should and shouldn't be working on in your home? Find out what you should handle in terms of your home's electrical systems.

Electrical maintenance

Find out how to safely maintain your home's electrical systems, and what to do if there's an electrical emergency in your house.

What to do when plugs are arcing or sparking

It's not normal - or safe - for your plugs to arc or spark. Find out why this happens, and what you need to do when you notice that your plugs are arcing or sparking.

How to use your switchboard / switch box

Not sure about how your switchboard works? Have the lights or appliances gone out only in one part of the house? Find out how to use your safety switches, circuit breakers or fuses.

What to do in an electrical emergency

Electricity can be very dangerous when things go wrong. Find out what you should do when you have an emergency that involves electricity.

10 tips to reduce your power usage

Learn the secrets to cutting your bills and improving your energy efficiency. Cutting electricity use is a great way to save both money and the environment.

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Home entertainment

Standby power consumption and TVs

That's right - even if you're not using it, there's a good chance your television will slowly be chewing away on power. Is your TV an expensive electricity vampire?

Bathroom

Types of basins

There are many types of basin to suit all types of tastes, needs and settings. Find out how to choose one for your bathroom.

Energy efficiency
Draught stoppers and weather strips

Draught stoppers and weather strips

The outside edges of an exterior door in particular can make a significant contribution to your home's overall energy efficiency. See how draught stoppers, weather strips and sweeps can make a difference.

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