It’s easy to turn the thermostat all the way up when it’s freezing cold but what temperature should your house be? Aim to set your main room thermostat somewhere between 18°C and 21°C.It’s also a good idea to set your thermostat to one temperature and then use a timer to turn it on and off when you need the heating most. That way you won’t waste excess energy from leaving the heating on too high, for too long.
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. Read more info at https://www.peterbrown.net/smart-thermostat-installation-harrow.html.
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.
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. Read more details at https://www.peterbrown.net/harrow-beautiful-bathrooms.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.
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. Discover additional information at https://www.peterbrown.net/.