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Maintenance

Light switch

How to clean light switches

Cleaning light switches is not difficult, and is perfectly safe provided that you do it the right way.

Cleaning a light globe

How to clean light globes

Light globes, particularly those outside, can lose a significant amount of light output if not cleaned regularly.

Lighting maintenance

Lighting maintenance

There's not a whole lot to maintaining lighting, but a little effort once in a while can make a pretty significant difference. Learn more about maintaining your lights, and how to recycle safely.

How to recycle fluorescent globes

Fluorescent globes contain mercury. Find out how to recycle them safely and avoid harmful pollution.

Will switching to different globes save you money?

Newer globe types may be cheaper to run, but they're also more expensive to buy. Is switching worth the effort?

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Home automation
Smart home maintenance

Smart home maintenance

A little lateral thinking and the right setup will help you get far more from your A/V and home automation systems. Learn more about the best way to set up and maintain your connected home.

Home entertainment
Which TV should I buy?

Which TV should I buy?

Whether it's for a bone-crunching home entertainment system or just something to distract your kids with, it's wise to understand what you're getting for your money when you choose a television.

Plumbing

Fittings and couplings

Pipes are connected and directed using many different types of fittings. Find out what some of the more common joints and couplings are called, and what they're designed to do.

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