Here are a few 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 additional info at https://www.peterbrown.net/boiler-service-harrow.html.
Pipe lagging (insulating hot water pipes with foam tubes) keeps the water inside your pipes hotter for longer and protects against the cold. It also makes your heating and hot water much more efficient. You can buy pipe lagging from any DIY store and fit it in seconds, no tools required. If your home has a draught, patch it up. Filling in the gaps around windows and doors can help you save on your heating bills, so spending a few pounds on window draught excluder – an insulating tape – is a great investment. Fitting it is a breeze too, just make sure it sits snugly.
Upgrade heating controls: Smart thermostat imageRoom thermostats allow households to set and maintain the temperature at home. A programmer sets the heating to turn on and off at certain times of the day to suit your lifestyle. Thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) let householders control the temperature of each radiator. Cost: Costs can vary significantly due to the variety of heating systems types and sizes and controls available. We recommended comparing quotes from professional installers. Saving: Installing and using a full set of heating controls means that you can be warm exactly when and where you want in your home. You could also save around £80 a year if you currently don’t have any of these heating controls.
When your Peter Brown engineer is performing a power flush, they’ll connect the special equipment needed to your central heating. We don’t need to take off any of your radiators to complete your power flush successfully. Special power flush cleaning fluid is pumped through your system and that begins to loosen the gunge and the rust that’s built up. If your radiator has cold spots, that’s where a build up of unwanted material has occurred and the power flush will quickly remove it. The sludge and the rust then start to come out of the radiator which your engineer will collect and dispose of it. Once your engineer is confident that they have removed everything from your system, they’ll flush it again until the water coming out of the radiators is clean and is acid- and alkali-neutral. The final touch is to flush the radiators again with a protecting fluid to impede any future build-up of sludge and rust. See extra details at https://www.peterbrown.net/harrow-power-flushing.html.