Check your radiators are heating to the top. If they aren’t, the chances are you need to learn how to bleed a radiator. It sounds a bit medieval, but all it means is releasing the trapped air at the top, which is stopping the hot water from rising. Simply use a radiator bleed key (about £1 in any DIY shop) to open the little valve at the top. You’ll hear air hiss and as soon as you see a drip of water, close it up again. Bingo. Energy-efficient radiators.
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. See more info on https://www.peterbrown.net/nest-learning-thermostats.html.
Top-up your loft insulation: The majority of homes have some loft insulation but many don’t have enough. The recommended depth is 270mm. Cost: Topping up your loft insulation from 120mm to 270mm could cost around £240. Saving: Topping up your loft insulation from 120mm to 270mm will help stop warmth escaping through the roof and could save around £12 a year.
If you need an experienced, reliable and trusted boiler installation expert in Harrow offering free competitive quotes then we can help. Peter Brown Plumbing and Heating have been installing and replacing boilers since 1970. We are approved by the Gas Safe Register and are a member of the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors so we can ensure the quality of our work. Read our genuine customer reviews at the bottom of the page so you can read about our excellent reputation. There are a number of factors to consider before choosing a new boiler for your needs such as knowing how much hot water you use, how much space you have and so on. So the boiler you want installed will very much depend on your individual requirements and circumstances. At Peter Brown Plumbing & Heating we will advise you of your options and the most suitable central heating system for your needs. Prices for boiler replacement vary and can range from £600 to £3,000. This is dependant on many differing factors including what type of boiler it is, the size of the boiler and any additional costs that may result from the installation itself. You can read about the most popular types of boilers we install below. We also can help you save up to £300 a year with high-efficiency gas boilers. Find more info at https://www.peterbrown.net/new-boiler-installation-harrow.html.
Watch out for mini-draughts. “Lots of draught comes through the letterbox,” says Potter. It’s worthwhile putting an extra barrier there in the form of a “brush”. They may be a nightmare for junk-mailers trying to force through that 15th pizza takeaway offer, but they could prevent a chill breezing through the house. The same goes for keyholes, which can be protected with “simple circular (keyhole covers) that slip over the top”, says Potter, especially with the older, wider keyholes. Cat or dog flaps can also be filled with some sheep’s wool insulation or pieces of blanket. “It’s amazing how even a small draught can make a room a lot colder, so if you can cut that bit of air out it immediately makes a difference,” says Potter.
Ideal Boilers are a British manufacturer that have grown exceptionally over the last decade. They now sell over 10,000 units per year. Unlike Worcester, their warranty isn’t confusing. Ideal Boilers are generally the odd one out. They are heading for being known as a premium brand, but they sit in the mid-range in terms of price. The boilers that rival Worcester Bosch, tend to be 10-15% cheaper when using a local installer. Of course, with WarmZilla being so cheap when it comes to Worcester boilers, they tend to work out at around the same price. Read even more details at this website.