Here are some home heating, plumbing and energy saving tips 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.
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Use any spare foam pipe lagging as a door draught excluder – just cut a section to fit the bottom of your door, then slide it on to form a tight seal against the floor. You could also use spray foam insulation to fill any cracks and gaps in your walls or at the back of cupboards. Just be sure to check the can for all safety precautions. If you really want to take it up a level, call the professionals in to install loft insulation and keep all that lovely warmth from escaping through the roof.
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.
Walk in showers are stylish and offer a practical solution for those with limited space because they have no doors that require room to open. If you like the idea of this modern, stylish solution you have several great options to choose from. Walk in showers are usually large enough to incorporate a drying area – so no need to step out into the cold air ever again!. If you like the idea of a true wet room experience, we can make your bathroom a completely watertight, fully tiled room, with or without a partial screen. As an added luxury, and if your ceiling height permits, you could select a ceiling-mounted shower head to give your walk in shower a glorious, hotel style rainshower effect, or alternatively a wall-mounted waterfall shower column gives an equally luxury feel. Enclosed shower cubicles (also called cabins or pods) are self contained units set on an integrated shower tray. Dependent on the space you have available they are a compact option with several sizes and shapes of tray available and a several door opening choices. For example the best solution for your bathroom may be a single sliding door, a pivot door, a bifold or quad doors where two doors slide out like wings. An enclosed cubicle can give the choice of square, rectangular, quadrant and even offset options. Discover additional info on https://www.peterbrown.net/harrow-shower-solutions.html.