How To Guides

Radiator maintenance can often seem daunting. However, with a few simple steps, anyone can fit, replace and repair their radiators to keep them working efficiently for years to come. Only Radiators have created a collection of handy guides to take you through the process and help keep your home warm & comfortable. 

  • How To Remove A Radiator

    Posted on 29 January 2020

    Posted by Tom Drake

    Removing a radiator to replace it or decorate can seem like a daunting task. Luckily we've created this handy guide to take you step by step through the process.

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  • Radiator Not Working? Here's How To Fix It

    Posted on 16 January 2020

    Posted by Tom Drake

    When your radiators aren't working, it can be a worrying and often cold experience. That's why we've created this handy guide to help you diagnose and fix any radiator concerns.

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  • A Guide on How to Replace a Radiator

    Posted on 5 July 2019

    Posted by Dominic Lees-Bell

    Replacing a radiator is not the easiest DIY task but it’s by no means impossible. Heck, it’s even sort of fun in a masochistic kind of way. Click here to discover everything you’ll need to replace a radiator as well as a guide to getting it done.

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  • How to Bleed a Radiator

    Posted on 3 July 2019

    Posted by Dominic Lees-Bell

    Radiators, like any system, require bleeding at some point to remove trapped air and prevent cold spots. This process may seem daunting but is incredibly simple and will save you a significant amount of money. Join us as we take you through how to bleed a radiator step-by-step.

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  • Cleaning a Radiator: How to Do It Properly (Before Mould Takes Hold)

    Posted on 3 July 2019

    Posted by Dominic Lees-Bell

    Dust is harmless, right? Well, No. Because you're paying for that dust to be there....

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  • How to Flush Out Sludge That's Clotting Your Radiator Up

    Posted on 2 July 2019

    Posted by Dominic Lees-Bell

    Think of your heating as the body's circulation, with the boiler as the heart. Hidden radiator sludge is a blood clot that slowly suffocates your system. So save your home from a heart attack with this important guide on how to flush it out.

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  • How to Fix a Leaking Radiator

    Posted on 2 July 2019

    Posted by Dominic Lees-Bell

    Is there anything more annoying than coming home to find your radiator leaking water? Luckily, we’re going to show you how to fix a leaking radiator so that you can get back to enjoying your warm and happy home in no time!

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  • Why, When and How You Should Be Balancing Radiators

    Posted on 2 July 2019

    Posted by Dominic Lees-Bell

    If you find a difference in how fast your home’s radiators heat up, your radiators are not balanced! Balancing radiators is a vital procedure before winter comes and half your home feels like a fridge all the time. Follow this simple guide for sizzling winter heating throughout your whole home.

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  • Where to Position a Radiator (Not Just Under the Window)

    Posted on 2 July 2019

    Posted by Dominic Lees-Bell

    There are a number of different areas in your home where you can place your radiator, they don't have to be under the window! As long as the radiator isn't blocked in any way, it's purely an aesthetic choice as to where you place it.

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  • How To Paint A Radiator

    Posted on 6 June 2019

    Posted by Dominic Lees-Bell

    You can't use normal paint to paint a radiator, yet painting a radiator is cheap, easy, and fun - when you do it properly. It's a real problem when you do it wrong. But, provided you know a few pointers first, you'll be painting your radiators every colour of the rainbow in a couple of minutes.

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  • Radiator Cold at the Bottom? Fix It!

    Posted on 6 June 2019

    Posted by Dominic Lees-Bell

    Many a confused homeowner has called a plumber and blurted out "my radiator is half hot, half cold" while completely unsure if that's normal or not. Well, sometimes it is normal. But, if you've gone through the effort to Google "radiator hot at top cold at bottom?" then it might be a sludge problem. So, let's get you a solid answer and get your radiator back in shape.

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