How hungry is your appliance?

This is a guest post from Mr ETL (my husband) about how we found out exactly how much we are spending on our background electricity usage throughout the year and how it is broken down by appliance. We are spending around £365 a year on our background electricity usage!  When I look at our energy
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DIY Chimney balloon

Introducing guest post number three from my husband all about how to make a chimney balloon for free! So its getting colder outside and we have had the heating on already. I’m on a mission to use technology and gadgets to reduce energy usage and save money. I was in our family room recently and
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Tado the intelligent heating control – first impressions

I recently wrote an article about how and why my husband is tracking my every move and I mentioned that we are beta testing a new heating control called Tado. Well apparently it is useful for things other than just remotely letting him know when I’ve left the house and he has written this article
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How and why my husband is tracking my every move!

Don’t worry my other half isn’t a crazy stalker, he just has a ridiculous amount of information about our home energy usage!  I have mentioned previously about how we keep an eye on the efficiency of our solar panels, but that was only one part of it.   We have an Eco Eye Monitor which produces a huge
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Picture request!

This morning I was tweeting away about how we keep an eye on the efficiency of our solar panels and I was asked to put up some pictures of our panels.  They are a bit obscured by the bushes and trees but there they are! They’ve been generating lots of energy for us in this lovely weather!
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How to keep an eye on the efficiency of your solar panels!

We have had solar panels on our roof since November 2011.  We had concerns about buying solar panels originally and one of the worries we had was how would we be able to continually ensure that they were performing as they should be.  Well ever since we have had them we (by that I mean my
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