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Staying warm during wintertime and still saving on energy bills

We all know winter time can be cold, unpleasent and last for months. Household energy usage goes up but your family is still feeling cold. Sounds familiar?

At Rene Plumbing and Heating we have put our professional Gas Safe registered heads together in order to help you save energy and still be comfortable and warm in your own home. We listed few things below to remind you what you need to take care in your home to prepare yourself for winter and also how to be energy-efficient during the cold season.

  • Have your gas appliances serviced regularly every 12 months by a Gas Safe registered qualified gas engineer to make sure they work properly.

  • Locate and test your water stop cock. In case of a burst or a leak you'll be happy you know where it is located.

  • Bleed your radiators in order to release any trapped air and don't cover them so the heat output is not obstructed.

  • Be prepared for possible power-cuts with candles, matches and a torch.

  • After the sun has set close your curtains in order to keep the heat in and not to escape through thin windows.

  • Check that your inside doors fit well to their frames. If you see any gaps consider fitting draught proofing strips. Try to keep these doors shut.

  • Check and possibly add insulation in your loft, hot water cylinder and pipes.

  • Schedule heating coming on just before you are getting up in the mornings and to go off just after you go to bed in the evenings. And only heat up rooms you use.

  • Use a fireplace instead of central heating if you have one.

  • If your home is empty during most of the day leave your central heating low or schedule it to come on at least for an hour each day to avoid pipes from freezing.

  • Lastly hire a professional to check your roof for missing tiles, to clear your gutters and to sweep your chimney.

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Winter tips

We would like to introduce you to Hive Active Heating.

Hive is a new way of scheduling and remotely controlling your central heating and hot water by using your existing wireless internet connection:

  • Hive enables you to remotely control your central heating and hot water from your smartphone, tablet or laptop wherever you are.

  • You can also create different heating schedules for each day and hour.

  • You can turn you heating up or down from the comfort of your sofa or bed.

  • You can also have multiple users with your Hive.

  • Hive could save you up to £150 on your annual energy bills.

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If you haven't have your gas appliances serviced yet this year, call us on 01234 880494 to book your service in today.

If you want your Hive Active Heating installed before the winter comes, please call us and ask for our recent offers!