What happens when you cancel Sky Q? What channels will you be left with?

With the cost-of-living crisis hitting us all hard, many of us will be thinking about ways to cut costs. Reducing electricity usage and finding more energy-efficient ways to do this has been a popular topic in recent months, but what else can we do to save some money? Reducing the number of subscriptions to things … Read more

Using a thermal camera to reduce draughts & heating costs: HTI-Xintai HTI-19 infrared thermal imaging camera review

I am fortunate enough to be on a fixed contract from 2019 and have until October 2023 before I get hit with the massive increase in energy costs. I have been on a quest to reduce our electricity and gas usage with the hope of offsetting the price rise next year. So far, I have … Read more

Cost of Running a Desiccant vs Compressor Dehumidifier – With clothes drying & room warming comparison

Recently I looked into the cost of using a desiccant dehumidifier to dry clothes in comparison to a heated clothes airer and the benefits it has on room warming. Desiccant dehumidifiers have a bit of a bad reputation for using a lot of electricity and not being the most efficient way of reducing home humidity. … Read more

Heated Clothes Rack vs Dehumidifier Electricity Running Costs & Room Heating Efficiency of Desiccant Dehumidifiers

Continuing my obsessive posting about the cost-of-living crisis, I have been looking into the benefits of using a desiccant dehumidifier over a heated clothes rack for drying clothes. Yesterday, I reviewed the Dry:Soon 3-Tier Heated Airer. It is about the best-heated clothes airer/rack on the market, but it is out of stock, and I am … Read more

Dry:Soon 3-Tier Heated Airer Review & Best Alternatives in Stock

With the weather quickly becoming more unpleasant and the recent rise in gas and electricity prices, most people have been looking for more efficient ways to dry their clothes. Tumble dryers have a bad reputation for costing a lot of money to run, but a heat pump-based tumble dryer will have similar running costs to … Read more

Cost of Running a Tumble Dryer – Cheaper than you thought when using a heat pump vs condenser or vented

With the cost of living spiralling out of control and huge jumps in the cost of energy, I have been looking for ways to reduce costs as we approach both winter and the October price cap increase. I probably don’t need to remind any readers, but the current price cap is £1,971, this was due … Read more

How much does it cost to run a hot tub or Lazy Spa after October energy price cap increase? And how to reduce electricity costs

[Update 8th September 2022] I have updated some of the figures below to represent what is expected to be the new-new October price cap which is a price cap on the price cap which will be government-backed through a £100bn of loans. I fully expect the government will find some way to screw us sooner … Read more