Use any spare foam pipe lagging as a door draught excluder – just cut a section to fit the bottom of your door, then slide it on to form a tight seal against the floor. You could also use spray foam insulation to fill any cracks and gaps in your walls or at the back of cupboards. Just be sure to check the can for all safety precautions. If you really want to take it up a level, call the professionals in to install loft insulation and keep all that lovely warmth from escaping through the roof.
Being Gas Safe registered and a member of the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors, we can ensure the quality of our work. At Peter Brown Plumbing & Heating in Harrow we can advise and design a brand new and efficient central heating system for any home, office or school. All our plumbing and heating engineers are highly qualified with many years of experience installing new gas boilers or servicing and upgrading existing gas boilers from most manufacturers. Whether you require a simple service, gas safety check or a new heating system with low running costs, then Peter Brown Plumbing & Heating are the right team for you, your business or organisation. Read extra details on Central heating Harrow.
Insulate your walls: Although wall insulation is a bigger investment, and costs vary, it can keep your home warm and cosy and result in a large saving. Most homes built after 1920 have cavity walls. If your home’s cavity walls are uninsulated, adding cavity wall insulation could save up to £150 a year off your energy bills (based on a typical 3-bedroom semi-detached house). Most homes built before 1920 have solid walls. Solid wall insulation can save around £260 a year off your energy bills (based on a typical 3-bedroom semi-detached house).
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. See more info on https://www.peterbrown.net/boiler-service-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. Find additional info at peterbrown.net.