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Will a remote thermostat installation save money?

remote thermostat installation

If you would like to know whether remote a thermostat installation will save you money, the answer is yes, it could. It’s something you should explore. With the cost of living constantly on the rise and all of the current uncertainty about Brexit, rising costs are likely to accelerate.

So, if you are looking to reduce your outgoings, having a remote thermostat to control your heating may be a good way of keeping your heating bills low. It would also be good for the environment too.

Ecobee or Nest?

There are several so-called “smart thermostats” on the market here in the UK today including Ecobee and Nest. Ecobee claim that their devices can save an average of 23% as regards heating and cooling bills. Nest split their claims down saying they can save 10-12% on heating bills and 15% of cooling bills.

You do, however, need to be a little bit careful with manufacturers’ claims. Remember that they are out to sell their products in the first place. It means that the information they advertise is slanted in their favour. According to “Which,” the savings the makers profess assume you leave your heating on most of the time. This may or may not be the case.

If you are considering going for a remote thermostat installation, Ecobee and Nest are probably the two you will want to check out. There are other systems, but these two are prominent in the UK. There are however more Nest installations than Ecobee. According to the website, the Nest third generation remote thermostat is the best option.

Will a remote thermostat installation work with your heating system?

Remote thermostat installation is becoming more popular. However, as the technology is relatively new, many people are unaware of the compatibility requirements. For example, if you have an older style HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning) system installed, a remote thermostat may not work.

If you want to be sure a remote thermostat installation will work with your heating system, call CW Services Plumbing and Heating. We are based in South London and are one of the top Nest installers in the area.

We may be able to advise you over the phone, or if necessary, come to your home or place of work. We provide services to the domestic and the business sectors. We do not charge for site visits.

Other ways of reducing your heating costs

If you are searching for ways of reducing your heating bills, a remote thermostat installation is one of several options. You can have your central heating system flushed through using our Power Flush technology. You can also employ us to service and maintain your hot water boiler. The more efficient your boiler, the more economical it is to run.

If your central heating system is gas-fired, you’ll be pleased to hear that CW Services are Gas Safe registered.

Whatever your plumbing or heating needs we are here to help. Why not call us today on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184?

Using central heating after the summer

Central heating installation in South London

If you are looking for a plumber to carry out a central heating installation in South London, look no further. We are CW Services Plumbing and Heating. We’re based in Brixton and are the number one choice for new central heating installation in the area.

There can be little doubt that central heating is the best and most economic way of heating your property. This goes for both domestic or commercial premises. No other forms of heating are as efficient or as cost friendly.

Underfloor heating is probably the most popular alternative. However, it takes longer to heat up rooms (especially if they are large) and if it is a retrospective installation, it can be quite expensive.

Electricity versus gas

When you’re considering having a new central heating installation in South London, your first decision will be whether to have a gas fired or an electrically driven boiler.

There is more maintenance involved with a gas boiler than an electric one. But by the same token, they are more reliable as they do not suffer from power-cut problems.

All gas appliances need to have an annual safety check. The prime reason for this is that if they are not correctly serviced, they can after a while emit CO gas. CO is the abbreviation for carbon monoxide. This is a colourless and odourless gas. It cannot be detected ordinarily, and if you are in a combined space where emissions are taking place, it can be deadly.

Only book a Gas Safe registered plumber for your central heating installation in South London

There is one very important thing to remember when you have any work done that involves gas appliances or gas pipe-work. Only ever use Gas Safe registered plumbers for fitters. You’ll be pleased to know that we here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating are fully Gas Safe approved.

Having a regular safety check will cost a little money. But on the plus side, you will benefit from ensuring your boiler is running at peak efficiency. This means that in the long term your running costs will be lowe. You will also extend the working life of your appliance.

Electric boilers do not really require any maintenance. However, depending on the electricity supplier you use and the tariff you are on, electric powered central heating can be more expensive than gas to operate.

The flexibility of modern central heating

The great thing about any central heating installation in South London is the flexibility it will give you. All modern radiators are thermostatically controlled. It means you can set the temperature on a room by room basis. You can also turn the radiator off altogether in any one particular room without affecting the rest of the house.

Post-summer maintenance

During the summer you will probably not need to have your central heating on. But if you include what they call a “combi-boiler” in your central heating installation in South Londo this is no problem. You can just heat hot water for washing-up, having a bath or shower etc. without having to put the heating on.

When you do begin using your central heating again after summer, it will be a good idea to do a little routine maintenance. Just visit each radiator and bleed off any air that may be locked in the system. Once every two or three years, you might also like to think about having the system drained down and cleaned. We can Powerflush your system for maximum efficiency.

Whatever type of central heating installation in South London you decide to go for, CW Services will be able to carry out the work for you safely, and competitively. This also goes for any maintenance or repair work. To find out more, please call us today on 020 7733 6812or 07949 095 184.

Book a power flush central heating upgrade service

power flush central heating

Is your central heating not working as well as it once was? Before changing systems, a power flush central heating service could get your existing system back up and running as efficiently as when it was brand new.

When central heating systems are first installed, they are as clean and bright as a new pin. As long as the thermostat is set correctly, and the heating source (electricity, gas or oil-fired) is working perfectly, any central heating system will work well.

But after months and years of service, any central heating system that pumps water around to carry the heat to the radiators will begin to clog up. It’s unavoidable unless you organise a regular power flush central heating service.

What does a power flush central heating service entail?

Power Flush is a specific trade name. It refers to a particular type of central heating system cleansing. It uses a special technique whereby jets of water are produced under low pressure but at high velocity.

These water jets are sprayed into the central heating system. These jets remove the build-up of both corrosion and sludge in the pipes, the radiators the coils and heat exchangers.

The benefits of power flushing

A Power Flush central heating service not only improves the heat quality the system delivers throughout your home. It will also assist in reducing the cost of your heating bills. This is because your central heating system will operate more efficiently. Another benefit of power flushing is that it will also extend the working life of the system.

After power flushing, you will find that the radiators heat up more rapidly. Also, the hot water will be able to be distributed without any blockages. This results in the heating being distributed between the various rooms in your home that much more evenly. It means less strain being exerted on your hot water boiler.

When sludge is allowed to build up in your central heating it will contribute to the earlier failure of the system. If you power flush central heating on a regular basis you can prevent the system from a premature break-down.

Maximise the efficiency of your new boiler

There is another thing that should be borne in mind too if you are getting a new boiler installed. By power flushing the central heating system prior to the installation, it will ensure your new boiler works to maximum efficiency.

Power flushing central heating is not only recommended for domestic properties. It also works well and provides benefits in industrial premises too.

How to organise a power flush central heating service in South London

If you live and or work in the South London area and you would like to find out more about power flushing a domestic or commercial central heating system, please call us here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating for more information. The numbers to contact us on are 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

The sooner you call us the sooner the efficiency of your central heating system can be returned to its “as new” efficiency.

Benefits to Central Heating Powerflush

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When central heating systems run for years on end without being properly maintained, they will, over several years, accumulate lots of sludge inside the piping, and the radiators. This leads to inefficient central heating systems in London. It causes blockages, slows circulation, and makes it much more difficult for radiators to heat up, and keep warm.

The result is that boiler installations will have to work much harder, as will your water pump. It will hit you hard where it hurts most – your wallet, if left to completely corrode your central heating system, meaning you will need to install a new boiler and radiators.

The build up of sludge in central heating systems can cause your boiler to go wrong at the most inconvenient time, leaving you cold & out of pocket

Most people are anxious to save money when it comes down to their heating bills, and getting regular maintenance done is something that many people shy away from until something goes wrong. The problem is that whenever these things do go wrong, it’s never at the right time. In fact, it is usually the most inconvenient time.

The importance of regular boiler maintenance

It is of course necessary to have any gas appliances regularly maintained. As well as ensuring that they won’t let you down unexpectedly, (in the middle of a cold spell during winter for example), it’s also an opportunity to make sure that they are burning the gas properly, and don’t emit any carbon monoxide. It’s also key to make sure that the engineers you choose to do the maintenance are properly gas safe qualified, as all of our fitters are at CW Services, Plumbing & Heating. It’s one of the things that make us one of the most trustworthy boiler maintenance London based companies there is.

We won’t bleed you dry – not in the financial sense anyway

If households were to have their central heating systems bled at the same time they service the boiler, this would also help to safeguard the system’s operation. It would help stop any central heating system from eventually becoming very inefficient, and it’s something that CW Plumbing (central heating service specialists) could easily and cheaply do for you at the same time. It’s cheaper of course because it only involves one house call, and not two.

When to Powerflush your central heating system

But there are those that will always try to save money, whether or not it turns out that way in the long run; and if you do get caught, and find that your central heating system is suffering from chronic sludge; Powerflushing your central heating system will sort the problem out in no time.

The tell-tale signs that could indicate you have a chronic sludge problem include:

  • Cold or only lukewarm radiators
  • Dirty water coming out when you bleed your radiators
  • Boiler frequently cutting out
  • Unusual noises coming from your boiler
  • Your home feeling cold even though the heating is working (albeit poorly)
  • Hot water varying between hot & cold when hot water should be plentiful

What Powerflushing can do for you

If you do experience any of these problems, a central heating Powerflush will resolve them quickly and will guarantee you:

  • A nice warm home again
  • Plentiful hot water when you need it
  • A reduction in your heating bills (possibly by as much as 50%)

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