Here are a few home heating, plumbing and energy saving tricks 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.
DIY draught excluders are one lesson people can learn from previous generations. “Old-fashioned draught excluders work well,” says Potter. “In the past it wasn’t unusual to have a ‘sausage dog’,” says Potter. For the uninitiated, “sausage dog” draught excluders are vaguely reminiscent of the shape of a dachshund and typically rest at the bottom of doors, stopping heat escaping through the gap between door and floor. Anybody who’s ever been smoking inside a room that they shouldn’t will probably be aware that almost any material or piece of clothing can be used to wedge the space. And simple draught excluders can be made from cutting an old pair of tights and stuffing them with socks, says Luthra. But the more ambitious can go further. “If you really want to go all out you can decorate them,” she says. The stuffing can be almost anything from rice and lentils to gravel, suggests the website Singerdiscount, which also provides a relatively simple guide.
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 more info at https://www.peterbrown.net/harrow-beautiful-bathrooms.html.
Once dinner comes out of the oven, we all close the door again. But why waste that heat? Leave the oven door open and let the heat transfer slowly into your kitchen, it’ll help keep your house warm while you eat. And, naturally, keep the kids away from the door. Wooden floors might look lovely but they can also let heat escape from right under your feet. Putting down a warm rug covers up the gaps and ensures your toes stay toasty.
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.
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. See additional details on https://www.peterbrown.net/harrow-power-flushing.html.