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Maintenance

How to maintain your hot water system

Proper routine hot water system maintenance isn't difficult if you know what you're doing - and it can double or triple the life of your hot water system. Find out what you can do to keep your hot water going.

Hot water maintenance

Hot water maintenance

A bit of routine maintenance and care can easily double or triple the lifespan of your hot water system. Find out how.

Gas hot water system

When to turn your hot water on and off

Running your hot water system can be expensive, especially when you're not there - but turning it off can be dangerous. Find out when you should turn your hot water off.

Solar collectors

How to clean hot water solar panels

Solar panels are relatively expensive, and because they're on your roof they're constantly exposed to the elements. Find out how to safely clean your solar panels.

Hot water emergencies

6 hot water emergencies - and how to deal with them

No hot water? Hot water tank leaking? Don't panic! Depending on what's wrong, there are a few basic steps you can follow to assess and control the situation.

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Ventilation

Whole house fan

Whole house fans are large, ceiling mounted fans designed to help to ventilate homes by sucking warm air up into the ceiling, and bringing cool air in from vents and windows.

Kitchen

Kitchen cabinets or carcasses

Find out what kitchen cabinets are made of, how they're put together, what parts they involve, and what sorts of options you have when choosing cabinets for your kitchen.

Home entertainment

What's the difference between a DVR and a PVR?

If you're looking to replace their VCR will most likely have to choose between a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and a Personal Video Recorder (PVR). But what's the difference?

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