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.
Our smart thermostat installation teams help you get better value and results from your central heating system: With energy bills always on the rise and seemingly colder winters in recent years than in the past, many homeowners are resigned to the cost of their heating and hot water rising every single year. However, with a smart thermostat from Peter Brown, it doesn’t have to be this way. A smart thermostat is the next generation of central heating and hot water control for UK homes. Offering far greater and more precise control than a standard thermostat, you can also keep a running tally on your energy use. A smart thermostat offers you more flexibility in getting the most from your central heating system than ever before. Here at Peter Brown, our smart thermostat installation teams are installing new systems daily across Harrow, London, and the South East. Read more about the five market-leading choices available through us below. Find additional details on https://www.peterbrown.net/smart-thermostat-installation-harrow.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.
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 details at https://www.peterbrown.net/harrow-beautiful-bathrooms.html.
Clear your radiators. Try and avoid placing large pieces of furniture in front of them. At least in the short-term, the sofa you love by the radiator is absorbing heat, says Neuburg. Putting a shelf above the radiator, especially if you have high ceilings, can also help channel the warmth, adds Neuburg. But it’s important not to place things on the radiator itself, she says, “You can put a shelf above it to stop the hot air rising directly above it.” This is particularly the case if the radiator is below a window with curtains, where warm air would be trapped between the window and the curtain. Shut up unused rooms, says Neuburg. Keeping doors closed will prevent cold air moving into the rest of the house and contain the heat you’ve generated in a smaller area.
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. Read more info on peterbrown.net.