Here are several home heating, plumbing and energy saving tips 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.
Thick curtains are one of the main ways to protect your house from losing heat through the windows. Curtains with a thermal lining are a relatively cheap option, says Brennand. “The thicker the better,” adds Archna Luthra, consumer analyst at moneysavingexpert.com. If you don’t want to splash out on new curtains you can line them yourself with materials like cheap fleece, says Brennand. “You can even use PVC shower curtains,” he suggests. And it’s not just windows that can have curtains. Placing a curtain in front of doors to the outside adds another layer of protection. And it doesn’t even need to be a curtain. “My gran used to have an old rug that she used to pin up over the back of the front door,” says interior designer Claire Potter.
All our engineers at Peter Brown Heating & Plumbing are approved by the Gas Safe Register, the UK’s official registration body designed to protect the public against unqualified engineers and unsafe gas work. How much does a boiler repair cost? We’re much more affordable than the big national companies. We charge just £50.00 + VAT (£60) for the first 15 minutes that we’re at your home and £24.00 + VAT (£28.80) for every 15 minutes after that. If we need to buy parts in, that will cost extra. Please do remember though that we’re here to solve your problem and not create new ones for you. We’ll aim to make sure that you’re one of the 70% of our customers whose boiler repair is completed within 15 minutes. Would it be worth getting a new boiler instead of a boiler repair? Sometimes, it’s not worth getting a boiler repaired, particularly if it’s over 15 years old. Energy efficiency and product reliability has come on a long way in recent years and if your machine was manufactured in the previous decade, you’re probably no longer making savings on your gas bills that you should expect. When we’re repairing your boiler, make sure to ask your boiler repairing expert to tell head office that you’re interested in a quote for a new boiler. One of our experienced installers will visit your home on a day and at a time of your choosing to give you their expert help and advice. We don’t employ salesmen so you won’t be put under pressure to buy – all we’ll do is leave you with a quote and our recommendation. Remember, we manage to fix 70% of our customers’ boilers on our first and only visit within the first 15 minutes of our visit. We work with all types of boilers from all UK manufacturers. Read extra info at https://www.peterbrown.net/boiler-repair-harrow.html.
Once dinner comes out of the oven, we all close the door again. But why waste that heat? Leave the oven door open and let the heat transfer slowly into your kitchen, it’ll help keep your house warm while you eat. And, naturally, keep the kids away from the door. Wooden floors might look lovely but they can also let heat escape from right under your feet. Putting down a warm rug covers up the gaps and ensures your toes stay toasty.
Draught proof your home: Energy Saving Trust research has found that 46% of people still need to draught-proof their windows and doors. Cost: A good DIY draught-proofing job could costs between £85 and £275 for materials and professional installation for your whole house. Saving: Draught-proofing windows and doors can make your home a more comfortable place to live and could save you £20 a year on heating bills.
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. Discover more info at https://www.peterbrown.net/nest-learning-thermostats.html.