It’s easy to turn the thermostat all the way up when it’s freezing cold but what temperature should your house be? Aim to set your main room thermostat somewhere between 18°C and 21°C.It’s also a good idea to set your thermostat to one temperature and then use a timer to turn it on and off when you need the heating most. That way you won’t waste excess energy from leaving the heating on too high, for too long.
Our smart thermostat installation teams help you get better value and results from your central heating system: With energy bills always on the rise and seemingly colder winters in recent years than in the past, many homeowners are resigned to the cost of their heating and hot water rising every single year. However, with a smart thermostat from Peter Brown, it doesn’t have to be this way. A smart thermostat is the next generation of central heating and hot water control for UK homes. Offering far greater and more precise control than a standard thermostat, you can also keep a running tally on your energy use. A smart thermostat offers you more flexibility in getting the most from your central heating system than ever before. Here at Peter Brown, our smart thermostat installation teams are installing new systems daily across Harrow, London, and the South East. Read more about the five market-leading choices available through us below. Discover extra details on https://www.peterbrown.net/smart-thermostat-installation-harrow.html.
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.
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. Discover additional details on https://www.peterbrown.net/boiler-repair-harrow.html.
Cover bare floorboards. Floors account for as much as 10% of heat loss if they’re not insulated, according to the National Energy Foundation (NEF). Carpets came into being for a reason, says Potter. Those with wooden flooring have to deal with heat loss. Rugs and blankets can help mitigate this and have the added bonus of keeping your feet warm. “Sometimes it’s just the psychological element,” says Potter. But if there are cracks or gaps in the flooring it’s a good idea to squirt some filler into them, advises the NEF. “Floorboards and skirting boards can contract, expand or move slightly with everyday use, so you should use a filler that can tolerate movement,” suggests the NEF. These are usually silicone-based.
Glow-Worm tends to sit in the category of “best of the rest”, with other boiler makes such as Vokera, and Potterton. Glow-Worm are a cheap boiler brand. They tend to be used on budget renovations and rental properties. Reliability wise, they’re certainly not known for being up there with the likes of Vaillant, Worcester, Ideal and Baxi. That said, they do offer 2 and 5 year warranties on their boilers, so in the short-term, they’re cost effective. It’s not all bad-news. Glow-Worm boilers are regularly priced as “special offers” at local plumbing merchants. So, that means they are cheap to buy, and cheap to install. Expect Glow-Worm to be priced similar to Vokera boilers, if not a little cheaper. See more info at https://www.peterbrown.net/.