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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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Heating

Heat loss through windows

Tremendous amounts of heat are lost through windows. Find out how the right windows, thermal curtains and pelmets can make your heating more efficient.

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What is smart wiring?

What is Smart Wiring?

Smart wiring is a highly flexible system of wiring that can be used by your pay TV, phone, lighting, internet, security and other home automation systems all at once. Learn more about how smart wiring works.

Ventilation

Efficient ventilation methods

The most effective ways to heat and cool your home are still with air conditioners and coolers - but carefully controlling ventilation can often prevent the need for them altogether.

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