Here’s how to keep your house warm with some easy foil insulation. Cover a thin sheet of card with tinfoil and place it behind your radiators (if you’re feeling particularly crafty you can make it T-shaped so it sits on your radiator brackets). It’ll reflect the heat back into your rooms, meaning they warm up faster and retain more heat. If DIY isn’t your thing, you can also buy ready made foil insulation.
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. Read more details on https://www.peterbrown.net/nest-learning-thermostats.html.
Insulate your pipes: Insulating your hot water pipes is a quick and easy way to save energy. As well as reducing heat loss from your system, pipe lagging will also prevent pipes from getting too cold in winter, and therefore prevents pipes bursting. Pipe insulation is an easy DIY install – you can buy foam insulation tubes online or from a DIY store and slip them over your pipes. In a typical 3-bed semi-detached house, materials will cost around £20, and you will save around £3 a year on your energy bills, as well as reducing the possibility of expensive repair bills from burst pipes.
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 at https://www.peterbrown.net/boiler-service-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.
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 extra details on peterbrown.net.