Home security in the new decade: what to expect?

Home security has increasingly developed over the last ten years, and it looks like the trend is about to continue. Traditional locks and alarms, which require direct, physical contact are slowly but surely being replaced by smart devices, offering the option of remote control and supervision for the ever-vigilant homeowner. The new decade is bound…

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Five simple reasons your boiler is not working

When you come home after a long day at work, only to find out the boiler is not working it can be truly heartbreaking. Not only is frustrating to realise you might be facing days without heating and hot water, but the impact on your budget can be significant. Before you despair and call the…

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Winter plumbing myths, and why they’re simply not true

When Jack Frost knocks on your door, and you take out the fluffy rugs you know winter is officially here. Which also means it’s time for increased bills, worrying over unexpected breakdowns, and trying to reduce your energy bills. A quick browse through the Internet will probably make you feel overwhelmed with ideas on how…

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Keep your pipes from freezing and bursting with our easy tips

Frozen and burst pipes are one of the most common, and coincidentally, most expensive causes of property damage. While the general misconception is that frozen and burst pipes are only an issue for really cold climates, the truth is quite the opposite. Usually in countries with a milder climate, pipes are left unprotected during construction,…

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Five useful objects every engineer needs in 2020

We all know an engineer who has saved the house and our sanity at least a few times. Or perhaps the engineer in question is part of your immediate family, a relative or a good friend. Whenever your lives first crossed paths it doesn’t matter – now they have a special part in your heart,…

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Meet Georgia Nahar, Rightio’s November Employee of the Month

2019 is almost at its end, and so our Employee of the Month Award has officially been around for a full year. We’ve had 12 amazing people win the award so far, each inspiring us with their hard work, helpfulness and empathy. Our lucky number 13 winner won the November Employee of the Month Award,…

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Jumping with Jumpers and sElFies for ELF day – a Rightio Christmas.

December’s rolled by faster than a snowball down a snow-covered hillside, and the Rightio office has been glistering with festive decorations. But it’s not really Christmas before the elves bring joy and presents from the North Pole, and the festive jumpers are out with all their hideous charm. The elves came first, of course, as…

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Five practical Christmas gifts for the most special people in your life.

There’s nothing like receiving personal, thoughtful Christmas gifts from your favourite people – it really makes your bells jingle. And while practical Christmas gifts might not be welcomed in our early years, the more we grow up, the more we appreciate presents, which can be used longer than the two weeks following Christmas. Of course,…

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How does your wireless room thermostat work?

These days there are numerous options to control the heating and the temperature at your house, including smartphone apps, thermostatic radiator valves, and temperature dials. When it comes to thermostats, there is a wide range to suit every taste, with the main types being digital and mechanical. Digital thermostats have internal components, which assess the…

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