planning plumbing installation

3 Things to Consider When Planning Plumbing Installation

Planning plumbing Installation is a tricky project, and one that you should never be undertaken as a “do-it-yourself” project.

No matter what your needs is when it comes for new plumbing installation, you should leave the work to Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing bromley company.

Here are 3 things to consider when you are planning plumbing installation. There are many different options that you may not have thought about, so here is guide looking at the three broad areas for installation.

  1. What planning plumbing installation do you need for your kitchen? When it comes to new plumbing installation, the first place in your home where you should focus your attention is on the kitchen, a place that will see the most amount of daily use, has the most appliances connected to water and wastewater systems, and the location where the plumbing undergoes the most stress because of the food particles, grease, fat, and oil that go down the drain. There are many potential for new plumbing installation in the kitchen: new washing machine, a garbage disposal, multi-bowl sinks, and a gas range.
  2. What planning plumbing installations do you need for your bathrooms?  The bathrooms are the second major section of the house that makes extensive use of plumbing, and there are many upgrades and installations available for it. For example a low-flow toilet will help you save money from water bills. New sinks can help add to available floor space or increase storage. New bathtubs will beautify the bathroom and add relaxing new features.
  3. Do you need gas line installation? Plumbers do not deal only with plumbing for water. They also install gas line piping for homes that use natural gas power. And, if you do not have natural gas power but would like the many benefits of hooking your home up with it, certain specially trained professional gas engineers can handle this installation for you as well.

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Why You Should Consider New Gas Line Installation

Why You Should Consider New Gas Line Installation

When you think of plumbing, it often associated with water. But Logical Heating & plumbing Solutions plumbers work with a different types of pipes with the homes as found in the freshwater and wastewater system. LHPS also install and repair the pipes that carry natural gas from the municipal supply to various appliances in your home. Why You Should Consider New Gas Line Installation and the benefits of having it installed.

If you have a natural gas line into your home, you should make as much use of it as possible. How many appliances currently use it? Do you have a gas furnace or boiler, but you’re still using an electric stove or oven in the kitchen? Have you considered switching to a gas-powered clothes drying machine? Expanding the use of your gas to as many appliances as possible is a good idea for a number of reasons:

Cost – Natural gas is a less expensive energy source than electricity and other heating oils. This is especially true when it comes to heating systems and kitchen equipment. Electrical resistance heaters, stoves, and ovens may be able to get the job done, but natural gas can get the job done for a lot less.

Convenience – Along with the lower cost, natural gas is just as convenient as using electricity, since it comes right to your house from a municipal source. And it’s much more convenient than using heating oils like propane that must have deliveries scheduled regularly.

Power – Natural gas-powered heating systems and drying machines are much more effective at doing their jobs than electrical models.

Domestically produced – The majority of natural gas comes from right in the U.K., which helps reduce dependency on foreign oil.

If you’re thinking that you would like to expand the use of natural gas in your house, remember that this is a job that must remain in the hands of trained and licensed professionals. There is too much at risk for you to turn to amateurs.

To find out more information then please give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing croydon a call.

 

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4 Things You Should Know Before Installing Solar Panels

4 Things You Should Know Before Installing Solar Panels

It’s a big step for any homeowner by having solar panels. It understandable as you want to start becoming conscious of your energy use and lowering the monthly bills.

This could be due to wanting that good feeling knowing that you are not only doing your part for the environment, but also can finally be energy depended.

At this point, it’s only a probably considering going solar and still doing loads of research. Here is a quick guide on the 5 things you should know before Installing solar panels.

Is your house suitable for solar?

When doing solar panels research, the very first thing you will need to know is your house suitable for solar? Here is a list of pointers on what to look for when checking the home is well-suited for solar:

Minimal shading: Solar panels doesn’t work great in the shade. It works best with direct sunlight so the more direct sunlight, the better. If the home is sitting in the shadow of a sky-scraper was built next door to a colosseum, solar panels are unable to be installed.

Your power bill: Do be aware that solar doesn’t work out great all the time. To make the most out of the solar panels, it best for the solar panels to have a power bill of at least £300 per quarter and also to use at least half of your energy during sunlight hours. This is nothing more than a suggestion as in general, the higher your power bill is, the more you will get out of solar panels.

Roof direction: Now this isn’t critical, but is important. To get the most out of installing solar panels, you should have a large North-facing roof or also East-West can also work well. Especially for systems where the inverter is over-loaded.

How Much Will Solar Save You?

It’s a tough one to answer accurately. This all depend on a bunch of things. Here is an approximately basic formula for calculating how much solar will save you:

The electricity rate (£/kWh) x your solar system size x 1,168

Where:

The electricity rate (£/kWh) is the rate that you pay for power (what is shown on your power bill).  The solar system size is the size of the solar system you might get (in Kilo-Watts or kW)

The number 1,168 comes from an educated guesstimate of solar production. This number varies depending where you live.

Here is an example:

If you pay 28c/kWh for power and you might get a 5kW solar system, then you will save around:

0.28 x 5 x 1,168 = £1,635.20 per year

Which Panels / Inverter Should You Buy?

There are lots of different solar panels and inverter brands to choose from. Here are some useful rules to follow when choosing a solar panel or inverter:

Solar panels:

  • Choose Logical Heating & plumbing solutions as we been around a long time.
  • Don’t worry where the panel came from, most come from China.
  • Steer clear of panels which try to disguise as being European or having some special properties.
  • Don’t pay top pound, so always get a few quotes and choose a reasonable price and a good product.

Inverter:

  • If the house will be your home for a long time into the future, then do pay top pound and get a great product as it would be a worthwhile investment.
  • If on the other hand you’re buying for a rental property or don’t plan on staying long, then it’s a good idea to get a cheap panel with good warranties.

What Price Should You Pay?

By doing some research, you should have a rough general idea on the solar power systems prices. But beware, there are some very high and very low prices to be avoided. When making a decision, a mid-range price is a good choice. As paying too little and you risk a dodgy product and no after-sales service. But paying too much and you’ll end up waiting 10 years just to recoup your cost. As a general guide, a good 5kW solar power system will approximately cost between £6,000 and £8,000 in today’s market (Mid 2015-16). Pay any less than £5,000 and the risks start becoming too great.

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