Frequently Asked Questions - Hints And Tips

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 1   The solar collectors should not be shaded during daylight hours.+

 2   You should ensure the solar collectors are preferably southerly facing and angled.

 3  Where roofs are positioned east to west, solar collectors should be installed on each side to ensure that they benefit from the position of the sun throughout the day.

 4  The roof structure needs to be suitable to install solar collectors.

 5   That your property will receive a higher rated Energy Performance Certificate in the Government's new Home Information Packs.

 6  You'll only pay 5% VAT on your Solar Panel Installation.

Please feel free Contact Us at Dean Evans Plumbing & Heating for a free survey.   

          

 1  Insulation is very important - Enough energy to heat 3 million homes is lost through poorly insulated houses each year - The Energy Savings Trust.

 2   Ensure your loft and cavity walls are all insulated to a high standard - this can save you £100-£120 per year.

 3   Have your widows and doors Double glazed - double glazing could save the average uk household £110 per year.

 4   Make sure all your heating system's pipes are properly lagged and insulated so energy is not wasted through heat loss.

 5   Make sure your hot water cylinder has an insulation jacket.

 6   Older type boilers waste energy; consider replacing yours with a modern condensing boiler, which converts more than 88% of fuel into heat. This could save you 30%, or around £150-£180 on your average annual heating bill.

 7  Make sure you have a thermostat fitted and that you don't inflate your heating bill by having your system turned up unnecessarily high.

 8   Have environmentally friendly low energy light bulbs installed in your house.

 9   Pensioners can get a government grant to help with the cost of insulation - visit the  Energy Saving Trust for more information. http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/.

Please feel free to Contact Us at Dean Evans Plumbing & Heating any time for free advice or an operative can check how cost efficient your system is and recommend improvement, where necessary.

 1   Make sure a timer is fitted to your emersion heater's hot water tank to avoid wasting money by keeping water hot all day.

 2   Make sure your immersion heater has a thermal safety cut out fitted. 

 3   Make sure your hot water cylinder has an insulation jacket. 

 4   Make sure your hot water thermostat isn't set too high - the higher the temperature of your hot water the more cold you will waste to cool in down to a safe, usable level.

Please feel free to Contact Us at Dean Evans Plumbing & Heating any time for free advice or an operative can check how cost efficient your system is and recommend improvements, where necessary.  
  

 1  Install a water efficient shower head (about 20% of household water is used in the bathroom) to save on water and energy bills due to heating less water.

 2   Install a thermostatically controlled shower valve which will save water by delivering the required temperature instantly.

 3  Reduce your showering time - every minute you cut from your shower time saves up to nine litres of water.

 4   Update your toilet cistern to a duel flush system - ten half flushes saves enough water for a five minute shower.

 5   Check your dripping taps; changing the washers can significantly cut your water bill by hundreds of litres a year, and in the case of hot taps save energy too.

 6   Check your property for overflowing toilets and water tanks. 

 7   Have your water meter checked to make sure you are only paying for the water you are using. 

 8   Have your house's plumbing checked for leaking underground pipes you may be paying for thousands of litres of water that is soaking away into the ground.

 9   Next time you buy any appliance that uses water, make sure you check the water efficiency rating - a washing machine rated AAA or higher can save 50 litres per load, and can also be used at a lower temperature to save on energy bills.

Please feel free to Contact Us at Dean Evans Plumbing & Heating any time for free advice or an operative can examine your entire plumbing system for water wastage and leakage and recommend improvements, where necessary.

 1  Older type boilers waste energy; consider replacing yours with a modern condensing boiler, which converts more than 88% of fuel into heat. This could save you 30%, or around £150-£180 on your average annual heating bill.

 2  Install a timer on your heating system - it is far more cost efficient to have your boiler coming on an off when required rather than having it continuously running.

 3   Have thermostatic radiator valves fitted to all your radiators to control individual room temperatures or switch heat off completely in certain parts of your house.

 4  Make sure your heating system is equipped with a room thermostat - cutting room temperature by one degree will save 5% annually on your heating bill.

 5  Regular servicing of your boiler is vital for safety, but significantly a well maintained heating system will be more efficient and cost less to run.

 6   Make sure all your heating system's pipes are properly lagged and insulated so energy is not wasted through heat loss.

Please feel free to Contact Us at any time for free advice or an operative can check how cost  efficient your system is and recommend improvements, where necessary.

 
 

 
 

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