Many Clapham homeowners call in Ecoheat Plumbing to help them make their property more energy efficient. There are a number of ways which this can be achieved, which we’ve looked to explore in this article. If you’re more interested in booking a visit from a Gas Safe plumber and heating engineer, feel free to skip it and call us directly on 020 8673 9944.
Whether you require boiler repair, underfloor heating repair, boiler installation, a boiler service or one of the myriad of other services we provide Clapham and surrounding locales, we’ll always provide top quality workmanship at extremely competitive prices!
A good place to start is with insulation. Up to a quarter of the heat your boiler produces is lost through your roof, and even more escapes through your walls. So it’s best to concentrate your insulating efforts on cavity walls and your loft space/roof. Costs vary depending on the size of your home, but it’s estimated that most property owners recoup the money spent in just two years. You can also be very happy that you’re reducing your carbon footprint, which is becoming of increasing importance to eco-conscious Clapham property owners. Common insulating materials include glass mineral wool.
If you have an old and inefficient boiler, investing in a new boiler installation could be a great way to not only keep your home warm and cosy, but to save cash in the long-term. The Energy Saving Trust carried out research to figure out exactly how much property owners can save by investing in a new, energy efficient boiler installation. If your current boiler rating is G, you could save £300 annually! F ratings save £200, E ratings £159, and D ratings £105. If you’re unsure what your boiler’s current energy rating is, give us a call.
Investing in an annual boiler service from a Gas Safe plumber and heating engineer can improve its energy efficiency by as much as 15%. When you consider how quick and affordable this service is, especially when you choose a company like Ecoheat Plumbing Ltd, it’s a no-brainer. A boiler service also reduces the likelihood of breakdown, preserves insurance/warranty and lets us carry out minor boiler repair before issues worsen.
Following on from this former point, we recommend that Clapham homeowners are vigilant in dealing with minor boiler issues as while they may seem like “no big deal”, they could have a significant, negative effect on efficiency. So if your boiler is noisy, performing noticeably poorer than in recent memory, or you identify any of the other symptoms outlined on our boiler repair page, pick up the phone and give us a call!
Older homes in and around Clapham can have odd set-ups with radiators in places that see little use. In bathrooms and kitchens, why not consider investing in underfloor heating? We provide both installation, and underfloor heating repair services. These systems help you create a cleaner, more minimal aesthetic – and are fantastic at heating rooms evenly and efficiently.
A cheap and simple way to prevent heat from escaping through gaps in doors, get some draught excluders or door seals. While the difference won’t be as night and day as with insulating a property or investing in boiler repair, a boiler service or new boiler installation – it will certainly chip in.
You can get an energy monitor for well under £50, and it will help you keep an eye on how much you’re getting through. Many of our Clapham clients find they’re much more energy usage-concious when they have a direct reading on what they’re using. Some will even identify appliances that are being left on, so you can bit by bit start to reduce usage and save money on your bills.
Halogen bulbs are very energy inefficient, and should be replaced with LED bulbs which use less energy and last far longer. It’s really a no-brainer to make the switch, and the small cost you incur short-term will be made back in no time.
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