Here are several home heating, plumbing and energy saving tricks from Peter Brown, a proud to be a well respected, reliable and family run plumbing, boiler and central heating expert in Harrow offering fantastic levels of service.
Insulating your whole house professionally can seem expensive to some. But DIY loft insulation is a possibility. Rolls of foam insulation are cheap, says Brennand, and three rolls of 8in deep foam should be enough to give most lofts an important layer of protection. Mineral wool (such as Rockwool or Rocksil), glass fibre and recycled paper products all work well, according to the NEF. But remember to wear a facemask, goggles and protective clothing if you do it yourself, and leave sufficient gaps around the eaves to avoid condensation, the NEF warns. If you’re on certain benefits and own or privately rent your home, you might be eligible for help with energy-saving home improvements under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) – a government energy efficiency programme brought in this year.
If you are looking for a reliable and trusted boiler servicing expert in Harrow with competitive prices, then our experienced Gas Safe Registered engineers can help. Harrow boiler service engineers available for appointments With the cost of gas rising all the time and with winters getting colder, keeping your boiler operating at peak efficiency is more important than ever. Peter Brown offers an annual boiler servicing appointment for homeowners and landlords keen to ensure that their domestic boilers are operating exactly as they should be. For more information about our Harrow boiler service team, please call 020 8863 1155. Your boiler keeps your home warm and your water hot. If you’ve ever lived somewhere where the boiler has broken, you’ll understand just how disruptive it is to a home and a family. If your boiler is working too hard, you’ll see the difference with significantly increased gas bills. Your radiators won’t be as warm as they should be and your water will never hit that temperature sweet spot you want for having a bath or doing the dishes. There’s also a big health and safety issue too with the potential for real dangers like poisonous carbon monoxide leaks that could occur. As the gas is colourless and scentless, it’s hard to tell if this is even an issue, and hence why you should get your boiler serviced at least once a year for an annual service. Landlords by law must also have a gas safety check carried out every 12 months. Read extra details on https://www.peterbrown.net/boiler-service-harrow.html.
Boilers, like people, like to be looked after. Give yours an annual boiler service and it will last longer and work more efficiently – if you don’t, it could cost you money. Don’t forget, it’s vital that you use a Gas Safe Registered Engineer. You won’t be surprised to learn that lots of warmth escapes from your home through the windows. If you’ve got curtains, close them before darkness hits or while you’re out of the house and keep that lovely heat where it should be – inside. Better still, get yourself a pair of thermal curtains.
Get a new boiler: Modern boilers are more efficient than older models. If your boiler is more than 10 years old it will be far less efficient than a newer model, consider replacing it with a more efficient condensing boiler. Costs and savings vary depending on your current boiler’s efficiency, fuel type and your house type but fuel bill savings can be significant.
How does the Nest thermostat work? Did you know that your thermostat and how you set it is responsible for 60% of your energy bill? It was with that figure in mind that its inventors set to work and, to date, Nest installations around the world have now saved over 8 billion kWh of energy. Over the first few days and weeks after your Nest installation, this smart thermostat records everything you do with it. It takes that data and then it learns how warm you like your home and when you need the hot water to be on. It even senses if you and your family are away from home – if you are, it will turn itself down. If one room has a draught, it even learns how to compensate for it. All this is done from a stylish thermostat which we can affix to a wall of your choice. Choose from a copper, stainless style, black, or white hue for your thermostat and be sure to ask us about a stand if you’d prefer not to have your Nest on the wall. Imagine that you’re driving home or taking the bus or the tram back from work and you fancy a bath as soon as you get in. Open the Nest app on your mobile phone before you set off and, by the time you get back, your bath will be ready to run. You can use the very same app to turn the hot water off if you’re going to be away for a few days. You can also use your app to see how much your Nest installation app has saved you with its handy monthly Home Report and daily Energy History bulletins. If you’ve ever lived in a home which has suffered from its pipes bursting in extremely cold weather, you’ll understand the inconvenience, disruption, and domestic chaos it causes because it can take a day or two to pick up the pieces from it. In-built to your Nest learning thermostat is a Safety Temperature switch. If you’re away for work or at Christmas, you can set your Nest to stop your pipes from freezing. In addition, if your pets are going to be at home while you’re away, you can adjust the Safety Temperature to make sure they stay warm and comfortable during cold snaps. Nest installer near me? Get in touch with our Harrow-based team for a detailed, free, and no obligation Nest thermostat installation quote. We are happy to provide expert Nest installer services to Harrow, London, Greater London and the South of England. Nest, the intelligent, easy-to-use, and affordable home thermostat gives you and your family control over your heat, your hot water, and your energy bills via an intuitive app on your mobile phone. Contact us now for a free quote with no obligation. For more information about our Nest installation service around London, please call 020 8863 1155. Find more details on https://www.peterbrown.net/nest-learning-thermostats.html.