Archive for October, 2010

What you can do to reduce your Carbon Footprint

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

There are many ways in which you can reduce and offset your carbon footprint and the impact your activities are having on our environment.

Some of the things you can do to immediately reduce your carbon footprint are:

  • Turn it off when not in use (lights, television, DVD player, Hi Fi, computer etc. etc. …) Click here to find out which electrical items in your household are contribute the most to your Carbon Footprint
  • Turn down the central heating slightly (try just 1 to 2 degrees C)
  • Turn down the water heating setting (just 2 degrees will make a significant saving)
  • Check the central heating timer setting – remember there is no point heating the house after you have left for work
  • Fill your dish washer and washing machine with a full load – this will save you water, electricity, and washing powder
  • Fill the kettle with only as much water as you need
  • Do your weekly shopping in a single trip
  • Hang out the washing to dry rather than tumble drying it
  • Sign up to a green energy supplier, who will supply electricity from renewable sources (e.g. wind and hydroelectric power) – this will reduce your carbon footprint contribution from electricity to zero

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Contents Insurance

Friday, October 1st, 2010

From a spilt glass of wine to an iron mark on the carpet, accidents happen to the best of us.  But if you are living in rented accommodation, your landlord can take the cost of repairs out of your deposit.

Your landlord’s own insurance won’t cover you if you accidentally damage their property, and it definitely won’t cover you if your own belongings are damaged or stolen from your home.

No matter how careful you are, it is possible for things to get damaged and sometimes through no fault of your own.  A suitable insurance policy won’t just protect your belongings; it’ll keep your deposit in one piece too.

There are many policies on the market specifically designed for tenants.  They cover the cost of replacing your own items, include cover against accidental damage to your landlords contents, fixtures and fittings, and therefore protect you against losing your deposit if your landlord’s property gets damaged.

For more information please contact our office and we can provide you with information on this cover.