Pipe lagging (insulating hot water pipes with foam tubes) keeps the water inside your pipes hotter for longer and protects against the cold. It also makes your heating and hot water much more efficient. You can buy pipe lagging from any DIY store and fit it in seconds, no tools required. If your home has a draught, patch it up. Filling in the gaps around windows and doors can help you save on your heating bills, so spending a few pounds on window draught excluder – an insulating tape – is a great investment. Fitting it is a breeze too, just make sure it sits snugly.
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. Discover more info on Central heating Harrow.
Top-up your hot water cylinder insulation: Nearly all UK hot water cylinders have some insulation, however those with a hot water tank jacket under 25mm thick could benefit from top-up insulation. Cost: A hot water cylinder jacket costs around £16. Saving: Topping up your hot water cylinder insulation from 25mm to a 80mm jacket could save around £20 a year.
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. Read additional details at 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.
Installing a new boiler is not cheap. A typical combi could cost £2,000-£3,000 including labour. And, oil boilers tend to be much more expensive. So, picking the best boiler brand is the first part of upgrading your central heating. The number one on our list is certainly the most well known. Worcester Bosch are considered by many to be the best boiler brand available. They’ve had great success with models like the CDI and a Greenstar 25I/30I. The warranty ranges from 5-10 years. And, the exact warranty depends on the boiler you choose, and the other Worcester branded products you use. For instance, adding a Worcester Bosch system filter will add on a further year’s warranty. Find extra information on https://www.peterbrown.net/.