Everyone likes watching TV, it’s how we relax after a long day at work, where we catch up on the news from around the world, and above all else… where you can watch other people watching the same shows you just watched.  Amazing.  However, what isn’t as amazing is when your TV starts overheating because of that radiator you’ve got underneath. Electrical items and heat are not usually a great mix, especially when the electrical product in question is as sensitive as a modern flat screen TV.  TVs don’t typically have internal cooling systems in place, so keeping them at...

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The absolute best way to dry your clothes is to peg them up outside and let the wind dry them naturally. This is very low cost, and uses no gas or electricity as the wind and the sun do all the work. It can even help with the ironing as a breeze will help smooth out wrinkles. However, this option is not always possible. Some clothes labels state they should not be dried outside, many people have no outdoor space and it is often not the weather for it. We have looked into the alternatives for indoor clothes drying to...

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Radiator reflectors are shiny sheets that sit behind your radiator. They are designed to prevent heat radiated from the radiator becoming lost into the wall by reflecting this heat back into the room.  The heat radiated from a radiator travels in infrared waves. These waves are small enough to become absorbed by the wall. Reflector foils have a much smaller lattice structure than a wall so infrared waves are reflected rather than absorbed. Ordinary tin foil also has this property but would not be as effective for as long as radiator reflector foils because the surface of tin foil oxidizes...

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  Winter weather is often something which fills us with dread, so it’s really snow joke when it comes to getting your home ready for the chill. We never know how cold or long winter might be and each year we see our energy bills rise, leaving many of us skating on thin ice during the winter months.  So what are the best ways to keep Jack Frost at the door? Check out our handy hints and tips to help you stay warm this winter… Draft Proofing Draft proofing is one of the most effective ways to keep your home...

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As this winter drags on we thought it was time to start finding out a bit more about how us Brits are handling the cold weather and those ever increasing fuel bills. So, in true Radfan fashion, we tackled the issue head on and asked over 2,000 people across the UK exactly how they are dealing with keeping warm and what measures we are taking as a nation to make it through to spring. The results make for a somewhat shocking read and, as this post's title suggests, people are going to extraordinary measures to keep warm. Too cold to...

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