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The First Utility blog

Hints, tips and news from the First Utility team

From energy hacks and lifestyle articles, to tech reports and industry updates - you’ll find it all here.

Best enjoyed with a tea or coffee to hand.


Smart tech for home security

Smart home security

From smart home cameras to smart door locks

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Our broadband jargon buster

Understanding broadband

Understanding the language of broadband

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Smart meter fact and fiction

Smart videos

Our new series looking at smart meter myths

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Quick and easy tips gardening tips

Spruced up garden

You don't need green fingers for a great garden

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Tips to make moving home easier

Moving home

Moving home soon? Here's some ideas to get organised

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Recipe for energy efficiency

Cooking up energy savings

Different ways to keep energy costs down while cooking

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Win tickets to see Charge

Dancer charge

The electrifying new show from Motionhouse is on tour

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Apps to stay organised

Lots of post it notes

Online tools and mobile apps to help run your life

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Alternative Valentine gifts

Love heart sweets

It might be time to think outside the chocolate box

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Dust off the winter cobwebs

Sponges for cleaning

January is a great time to tidy and organise your home

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Energy saving appliances

Kitchen work surface with egg and whisk

Appliances rated for efficiency by the Energy Saving Trust

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Stay connected with loved ones

A paper cut out with hello written on it

Tops apps to keep you connected with friends wherever you are

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A message to our customers

Exciting news about First Utility

Exciting news about First Utility

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Top 10 Christmas movies

Top 10 Christmas movies

Relax and streaming a festive film with your loved ones

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Calling abroad this Christmas

Calling abroad this Christmas

Find the perfect time to catch up with family and friends

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The hidden costs of Christmas

Saving energy Xmas

Our energy use can soar over the festive period

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Ideas for Christmas light safety

Xmas light safety

Some simple tips to help keep your home safe

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Top sites for Christmas shopping

Shopping online

The best independent websites to pick up this year’s pressies

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The connected home is here

Connected home

The connected revolution is coming to the home

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Changeable British weather

Umbrella in rain

Why is the weather in the UK so changeable?

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Tech clothing to keep you toasty

Warm clothing

Technical clothing can help keep you warm whatever you’re doing

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What makes smart meters smart?

In home display

Learn how this new technology can work in your home

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How to bleed your radiators

cosy socks drying

It's easier than you think to bleed a radiator

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Key moments in internet history

retro computer

How much do know you about the history of the internet?

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Boiler and central heating care

Care for your boiler and heating

Why now's the perfect time to service your boiler

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A show of power from Motionhouse

Motionhouse dance-circus explores the power of energy

The electrifying new show from dance-circus company Motionhouse

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Educational and fun websites

Learning made extra fun

Fun and educational websites for children to explore

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Get up to speed with Formula E

Learn more about Forumla E

How much do you know about this electrifying sport?

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Energy and innovation in the home

Homes ahead of their time

Wonderful houses inspired by design and technology

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Solar panels just got stylish

Stylish solar panels

Solar panels that won’t ruin the look of your home

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Your summer soundtrack

Top devices to help you host a BBQ to remember

Bring your music to the party outside with smart tech

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A British beach staycation

Why a beach holiday doesn’t have to mean going abroad

Plan a staycation and explore Britain's beautiful coastline

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Bright ideas to save energy

Five simple ways to cut your electricity usage

Reduce energy use in your home with our simple tips

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Your weekend DIY timetable

Your weekend DIY timetable

Quick and easy jobs to tackle over the bank holiday

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How to avoid DIY disasters

How to avoid DIY disasters

Top five DIY disasters and how to avoid them

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Monthly home maintenance checklist

Monthly home maintenance checklist

What you should do and when to keep your home at its best

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Ofgem report reveals Big Six greed

Loyalty tax: 8.3m households penalised £3.7bn by the Big Six

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Award winners

We've won the 2017 Customer Service of the Year award

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Students driving change

We teamed up with Warwick University to explore energy saving

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