Tips and Tricks

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Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure you get the best out of your Plumbing, Heating and Drainage.

  • Annual servicing ensures a boiler services remains safe and efficient.
  • A thermostat will enable you to regulate the temperature.
  • A smart thermostat enables you to control your heating from your phone.
  • Time your thermostat – use heating when you need to, not continuously.
  • Do not have your system turned up unnecessarily high.
  • If your boiler is 10/15 years old, consider investing in a new more efficient model.
  • Thermostatic radiator valves let you control the temperature in each room.
  • In you have immersion heater, have a timer fitted to the hot water tank.
  • Insulating your roof space is a simple way to reduce heat loss.
  • Cavity wall insulation is another great way to reduce heat loss.
  • Lagging hot water cylinder and pipes reduces heat loss.
  • Double glazed windows and doors efficiently reduce heat loss.

Water

  • A water saving shower head reduces your water consumption.
  • Time your shower – try and keep it under 5 minutes.
  • Fix drips – changing washers could save hundreds of litres lost a year.
  • A water saver in your toilet cistern reduces water being flushed.
  • Upgrade your toilet to a dual flush system.
  • Check your meter – only pay for water you are using.
  • Make sure your hot water thermostat isn’t set too high.
  • Check the efficiency rating before buying any appliance that uses water.
  • Check you property for overflowing toilets and water tanks.
  • Have your plumbing checked over far leaking underground pipes.