Winter is looming large on the horizon. Now is a good time to think about being prepared for winter and the coming cold, wet spells that typify the season. As the top plumbers in Clapham, we here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating have a few suggestions to start off your check-list.
Plumbing and heating is obviously a key issue for any cold spell, but so too are things like insulation and draught exclusion.
Non-plumbing/heating issues to consider
If you live in a house with a loft, you need to make sure it is properly insulated. Take a typical terraced house as an example. It can cost about £285 to insulate the loft of an average, mid-terrace house in Clapham. But in terms of savings on heating bills, it can save you about £140 per annum. Given the fact that good quality insulation will last up to 40 years-plus, it will pay for itself in 2-yeras and thereafter the savings all stay in your purse/wallet. Don’t forget that you could qualify for a grant to assist with insulating your loft.
Doors and windows are other important considerations. Double glazing can be more expensive to install but can save you lots of money in the long-term. You can lose as much as 20% of your homes heat through non-double glazed windows. 20% represents one-fifth, and one-fifth of your winter heating bills, year on year, represents a significant saving.
If a double glazing installation is beyond your reach right now, at least think about making sure you fit good draft exclusion mouldings around windows and doors.
How plumbers in Clapham to help you be prepared for winter
As one of the top plumbers in Clapham, we here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating can help you with things like your heating and water boilers, gas heating appliances, and lagging your water pipes.
Servicing/maintaining your gas appliances
You need to have any gas appliances serviced every year. This will not only ensure you are prepared for winter from a heating point of view, but it also safeguards your health and well-being. If you use us as you plumbers in Clapham, you will be safe in the knowledge that we are Gas Sage registered, so not only can we make sure that everything is working correctly, but we can also safeguard you against carbon monoxide emissions.
Lagging your water pipes
This has nothing to do with heating your home, but has everything to do with making sure you have an uninterrupted supply of water through winter. If you have exposed pipes outside, or pipes in other places that are cold (under kitchen sinks etc.) if the water in them freezes, when it thaws it will split the pipes. As you plumber in Clapham, we can come along, inspect your pipes and lag them if necessary. Prevention is always better than cure.
Being prepared for winter with CW Services as you plumber in Clapham
If you would like to employ us as your plumber in Clapham, to assist you with being prepared for winter, call us on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184. We also operate an emergency call-out service.