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HEAT SAVING TIPS

Lock in the Heat this Winter with Profix Ltd!

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It’s no secret that heating and energy bills skyrocket during the Autumn and Winter months, and with heating costs regularly on the rise, millions across the UK are looking for new ways to cut costs on their bills.

While searching for a new supplier could certainly save you money, there are a few great tips and products you can make use of to reduce heating costs considerably and lock in the warmth during the colder months regardless of who your supplier is.

Here’s a list of our best tips for keeping in the heat this year!

Eliminate Gaps

When the cold wind is blowing, any small gaps around your doors could be costing you a fortune in heating bills by lowering the temperature of the house dramatically.

To avoid this, there are many different types of ‘draught-proofing’ that you can take advantage of, such as having a rubber seal installed around your door and letterbox. This is a great way of keeping the cold air and rain from creeping into your home!

Stay in Control

The real secret to saving money on your heating bills is the temperature0 control system you are using.

While these systems can come in a wide range of sophisticated models, at the bare minimum you should look to have a time programmer, a room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves. If you don’t have these, speak to the team at Profix Ltd today for expert help and advice.

For extra savings, try turning down your heating by just 1 degree, you’ll be shocked to see how much this can save you throughout a year, and you’ll barely notice the difference in temperature!

Lock the Heat In

If you have your heating system installed by Profix Ltd, there will be no doubt that your system will be efficiently radiating heat throughout your home, however to stop the heat escaping quickly, you may want to look into options such as insulation and double glazing.

If you still have older metal-framed windows with single glazing, they are most likely costing you a huge amount in heating expenses due to the amount of warmth that can escape through them. Similarly, roofs and cavity walling that lack insulation are a common cause of overspending on heating bills.

Be sure to have both insulation and double glazing fitted as soon as possible, the amount you will save on heating bills will cover the cost of the windows and insulation in a matter of years.

So there are our top three tips for locking the heat in your home and saving a huge amount on heating costs this winter. Be sure to check back on the Profix Ltd blog soon for more fantastic tips, guides and news!

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR RADIATOR MAKES HISSING SOUNDS

During the colder months, when you start to turn your central heating on again to avoid the winter chill, you may suffer some difficulties with your radiators, especially if they haven’t been regularly maintained. One of the main problems reported by homeowners is a distinct hissing sound, which could be a serious problem.  So, What To Do When Your Radiator Makes Hissing Sounds?

Here at Profix ltd, we’re going to diagnose this issue and tell you how to fix it in a number of easy to follow steps.

If your radiator is making a hissing sound, there are two possible problems with it.

The first is that single direction thermostatic radiator valves may be pointed the wrong way, with the water flow going in the wrong direction. You can see how the valve has been installed by looking at the arrow printed on it. This arrow should always be pointing in the direction of flow.

You can rectify this problem with the simple installation of an auto bypass valve. This will regulate the flow of water through bypass circuits, which will help it to go in the correct direction.

Another problem that people often report is a gushing sound coming from their radiator. This may be the result of debris building up inside the radiator and blocking it.

You can fix this problem by getting one of our qualified heating engineers to perform a power flush.

A power flush is the process of running a water-based solution through your central heating, which will, in turn, get rid of all the debris that has built up inside by pushing it out of the system completely.

Please view our power flushing services.

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Save a Ton of Water With These Top Tips From Our Plumbers!

At Profix Ltd, our trained and qualified expert plumbers provide customers with professionally fitted plumbing every day. Be it a bathroom/kitchen renovation or simply a repair made to an existing system, the Profix Plumbing team have the skills, experience and know-how to install or repair any system!

It stands to reason then, that we have picked up some incredibly useful water-saving tips over the years, which allow those who use them to save a ton on water and heating each year simply by making a few changes to their habits.

Here we’ll share the first lot of tips and tricks with you so you can begin your journey to becoming water, energy and money-saving genius!