Here are a few home heating, plumbing and energy saving advices 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.

Don’t undo your work by having an inefficient loft hatch, says Potter. “Some people might have a lovely insulated loft but the loft hatch might be an old timber one that’s not insulated,” she says. Insulating it can be done with same self-adhesive strips as for window and doors. It’s also worth checking that none of your roof tiles is loose or missing. “If you have loose tiles or a damaged roof then you’re going to get water that can get into your loft and as soon as the insulation gets wet it loses its efficiency,” she says. Although the difficulty of checking may be the biggest obstacle, if it’s safe to do so then a single tile or so can be relatively cheap to replace.

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. See more details on https://www.peterbrown.net/boiler-repair-harrow.html.

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.

Insulate your walls: Although wall insulation is a bigger investment, and costs vary, it can keep your home warm and cosy and result in a large saving. Most homes built after 1920 have cavity walls. If your home’s cavity walls are uninsulated, adding cavity wall insulation could save up to £150 a year off your energy bills (based on a typical 3-bedroom semi-detached house). Most homes built before 1920 have solid walls. Solid wall insulation can save around £260 a year off your energy bills (based on a typical 3-bedroom semi-detached house).

If you are looking for a reliable, professional and expert underfloor heating system installer in North West London and surrounding area, then we can help. Our specialist team can install and repair wet systems. For many homeowners, radiators are not an ideal solution. They take up far too much wall space and much of the extra heat they generate is often blocked off partly or fully by furniture that’s put in front of it. You end up paying a lot of money to heat the back of your sofa while you and your family feel the need to put extra clothing on to keep warm. Underfloor heating is a solution that more and more Harrow homeowners are turning to so that they can keep their rooms at the temperature they want and to rid their walls of unsightly radiators. To find out if it’s suitable for your home, why not get in touch with us and speak to a Peter Brown underfloor heating installer? Underfloor heating – what is it and what are its benefits? Peter Brown’s underfloor heating installers specialise in wet systems which pump hot water through the pipes under your floor. When your Peter Brown underfloor heating installer visits you, you can discuss with them the system that’s better for you. We only install electric (dry) underfloor heating in bathrooms that will be tiled over as it is generally too expensive to run in large areas. For more information click here to make an enquiry or call 020 8863 1155. Why do homeowners invest in underfloor heating? The heat from the underfloor pipes rises to provide warmth to your home and the temperature is fully controllable. You can choose the temperature you want for each room in which you’ve installed your underfloor heating system. Energy experts agree that underfloor heating means lower energy bills because they don’t have to work as hard to provide you with the warmth you want as radiators do. Which rooms can I install underfloor heating in? The most popular rooms for underfloor heating installation among Peter Brown customers are the bathroom, bedrooms, the kitchen, and the living room. We’re being asked more and more by clients to retrospectively fit underfloor heating in their conservatories so that they can get better use out of them during the colder months. See additional details at Underfloor heating London.