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Recently Purchased Homes Are The Most Likely To Be Burgled

Recently Purchased Homes Are The Most Likely To Be Burgled

According to Home Office Statistics, you are almost twice as likely to be burgled in the 12 months after moving house compared with the average burglary rate. In addition you are nearly 3 times as likely to be burgled compared with those who have occupied their property for 10 years or more. If you have no security measures in your home, you are an alarmingly ten times more likely to be a victim o... »

Is This The Shower That Will Shake Up The Industry?

Is This The Shower That Will Shake Up The Industry?

The shower is probably one of the most used appliances in any home, although not perhaps a university halls of residence. We may not spend all that long in shower when compared with, say, on the sofa, but if you took it out of your daily routine, you’d soon notice (as would your fellow co-workers…) But whereas the technology in our TV’s, our fridges, our dishwasher and our homes in general has mov... »

CES2015 Is Here! Read Our Preview

CES2015 Is Here! Read Our Preview

The annual tech fest that is Consumer Electronics Show 2015 starts today and so we’re taking a look at the most popular themes from this years show.   TV’s Last time out we saw bendable screens but this year the focus will be more on the 4K lineup from most manufacturers. Quantum Dots will be the buzzword here as LG go all in on ultra high definition screens. In a cross-over with ... »

Save Energy And Money By Driving Smarter

Save Energy And Money By Driving Smarter

Did you know you could save yourself between £200-£300 a year just by driving smarter? Here’s how… Switch Off Your Engine Newer cars do turn themselves off when stationary and in neutral, but if yours doesn’t think about turning your engine off, especially in heavy traffic jams. Higher Gear Lower revs equals a lower flow of petrol and so less consumption. Most cars can be efficie... »

When Is The Best Time To Drink Coffee?

When Is The Best Time To Drink Coffee?

We all know that coffee gives you a boost. We often drink a cup first thing to get us going, but then we also like to follow a late night meal with a shot of the black stuff. Add to this a few cups during the day and you can pretty much end up drinking the stuff all day. So when is the best time to drink a coffee? Much of the feeling we get from the morning boost isn’t necessarily down just ... »

How To Get The Best All Inclusive Holiday Deal

How To Get The Best All Inclusive Holiday Deal

There are various reasons why you might choose an all inclusive holiday, value for money and ease of planning are the obvious. But if you’ve never been on one, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. We take a look at the all inclusive to give you some idea of what to expect and why to consider taking one.   Why Go All Inclusive? Price – upfront prices are always more e... »

Smart Ways To Save Money In 2015

Smart Ways To Save Money In 2015

It’s the start of a New Year, and of course, it’s the start of January, a month often cited as the worst for your finances. So here at Savvy Towers we’ve been busy thinking of smart ways to help you save some money in 2015. Not Going Out OK, we’re not saying that your social life needs to end just to save some cash, but it’s an often overlooked way of having a good ti... »

Five Ways To Increase Energy Efficiency At Home

Five Ways To Increase Energy Efficiency At Home

Here are some more smart ideas to keep your home warm during winter.   Heavy Duty Curtains Light curtains are particularly bad at keeping warmth in and cold air out during winter, so consider a heavier set for all year round protection. For the more adventurous of you, you could even have a winter and summer set of curtains. You can also double up the protection by having a blind behind the c... »

5 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know Your Dishwasher Could Do!

5 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know Your Dishwasher Could Do!

It’s not just there for washing your dishes, despite the name. It can do these 5 things as well! It can steam food. Most dishwashers go upto 70-75C so as long as you are wrapping your food in foil and a waterproof bag, it will steam just as well as any other method. If there’s room to do this with some dishes inside then you are saving energy as well! Particularly good for fish. It can clean brush... »

How To Break In Your Shoes

How To Break In Your Shoes

A new pair of shoes can initially be a pleasant experience but can quickly become a painful one whilst you break them in. Tight fits & blisters can be common and so here are some ways you can break in your next pair of shoes. Use Heat If you need to stretch a section of a new pair of shoes then put on a thick pair of socks and squeeze in your foot. Then get a hairdryer and apply some heat for ... »

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