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Home Security Tips – Neighbourhood Watch

April 23, 2012
Home Security Tips

Home Security Tips

Hey guys,

We hope you all had a great weekend and are easing back into things today. This week we’re focusing on home security and how you can protect you’re home from attack.

We have five days worth of the top home security tips to help protect your home. Check back each day and try and incorporate some of the advice we’re offering.

Today’s home security tips can be done with the assistance of your neighbours who are one of your most powerful home protection tools.

Home Security Tips – Neighbourhood Watch

  • Going on holiday? Have someone take in your mail so it looks like there are people in the house
  • Don’t ignore alarms! If you hear a neighbours alarm check it out and don’t assume someone else will
  • Pool together with your neighbours and invest in some CCTV cameras
  • Have a holiday schedule – Let your neighbours know when your heading away. Keep an eye on each others properties when there vacant
  • When away have a neighbour park inside your driveway each night
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How to Bleed a Radiator

February 29, 2012

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A simple way of making your home more energy efficient could be through bleeding a radiator. Many people completely overlook this as a way of reducing heating costs. When new water enters you central heating system air accompanies it.

What happens over time is air builds up and less hot water can reach the radiator. This means the radiators are less effective but still cost as much to run. So, how to bleed a radiator. Simple! Below are our top tips on how to bleed a radiator;

First – Fit a bleed key into the bleed valve which can be located on the end or the back of the radiator.

Second – Wrap some cloth or tissue around the key to avoid being splashed by any hot water.

Third – Turn the bleed key COUNTER CLOCKWISE until you hear a loud hissing noise.

Fourth – Stop when water begins to drizzle out.

Bleeding a radiator couldn’t be easier and once you’ve done the whole house you’ll notice a significant difference in the level of heat being emitted. Happy heating!

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Home Protection Methods

February 6, 2012

The “Monday blues” are upon us yet again but on the bright side it’s only four days till Friday.

With break-ins an unfortunately regular occurrence as of late here at HomeWise we’ve been brainstorming different ways of guarding your “gaff”. Naturally the most obvious and most effective method is a home alarm system but these can be costly to install from scratch.

Why not invest in a motion sensor to scare off potential thief’s or If you have the room a dog can be a great way of keeping your house safe and you’ll save a fortune on gym memberships. If that doesn’t do it for you why not get one of our “dummy” replica CCTV cameras to keep the burglars at bay? Check them out here

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HomeWise.ie Introduction

February 3, 2012

Hey guys,

Firstly welcome to our blog. This will be the first of many posts in our aim to build a portal with an abundance of information relevant to your needs and interests. HomeWise.ie is Ireland’s leading Home and Garden Website, home to over 55,000 suppliers and tradesmen nationwide.

We are Ireland’s most comprehensive website for all your Home and Garden needs. We list thousands of suppliers and tradesmen and offer you the finest selection in quality Home and Garden products. Our mission is to create an Online Platform that will cater for all your Home and Garden needs.

We endeavor to help the HomeWise community grow and provide the website that answers all your Home and Garden needs. Hope you all enjoy the blog and follow our daily updates. That’s that, enjoy the weekend folks!

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