Here are a few 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.
Stop heat being lost up the chimney. It’s now fairly common to have fireplaces that are merely decorative. If you’re not using yours then you should consider a chimney balloon, says Potter. “There’s an amazing amount of heat that can be lost through an open fireplace,” she says. A chimney balloon, made from a special laminate, can be bought for about £20 and works by being placed inside the chimney hole, just out of sight. It’s then inflated until it completely shuts out any incoming cold air or escaping heat. Just be sure not to start a fire without removing it. There are also woollen chimney insulators on the market. But again, make sure you remove them before starting any fires.
Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. It can be an oasis of relaxation from the word in general and it can also be a very practical room. Peter Brown bathrooms in Harrow offer a full service from planning, design to installation and aftercare. Our designers pride themselves on sketching up the plans for our customers’ perfect bathrooms and our bathroom fitters work with precision and professionalism to deliver the most satisfying, stylish, and elegant end result. Our bathroom specialists will do everything – from stripping out and disposing of your old bathroom, to sourcing and supplying of all fittings, building works, plumbing, plastering, tiling and safely installing the electrics for your beautifully designed bathroom. The whole process starts with a meeting between you and your designer. Once you’re happy with the design work and we’ve agreed a date for your bathroom fitters to start, you’re then in the care of an experienced and quality-focused project manager, responsible for seeing through the installation from stripping out your old bathroom to signing off on your new one. Find additional details on https://www.peterbrown.net/harrow-beautiful-bathrooms.html.
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.
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. Read extra details on https://www.peterbrown.net/harrow-power-flushing.html.