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.
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. See additional info at https://www.peterbrown.net/harrow-heating-engineer.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.
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. Discover additional info on https://www.peterbrown.net/boiler-repair-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.
Potterton don’t have the street cred of Worcester, Vaillant, or Ideal. But, they’re rated extremely highly by engineers. The old and new boilers from Potteron are well built, and tend to last. That was the generally consensus, until they started to trying to make cheaper boilers, which led to a reduction in warranty to just 2-years. And, that doesn’t exactly fill a buyer with confidence. Potterton tend to sit just below Worcester, Vaillant and Baxi in terms of price; similar to the Ideal. And, given all of the above boiler brands are bigger, and have a better service support network, those are the brands that engineers tend to install. See extra information at this website.