Heating Hub: Get Your Radiators Ready For Winter

As we move towards winter and temperatures drop, more and more people will begin to switch their central heating back on. This is a time when problems with heating systems can arise as radiators have sat unused over the summer months. In our heating hub, we'll take you through some of the most common issues that can stop your heating running efficiently.

If you think it's time for a new radiator, we'll take you through how you can remove and replace it.

 

Heating Maintenance Top Tips:

 

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Know Your Limits

Some jobs, such as bleeding your radiators, are relatively easy. However, there are others which will take a lot of skill and have the risk of causing damage to your home. We would always recommend calling a professional if you're not completely confident.

Keep Your Heating On During The Winter

If you're away from home during the winter you may be tempted to switch off your boiler and heating system to save money. However, if your heating isn't running there's a chance your pipes could freeze. The cost of repairing this will be higher than any money you could save.

Test Your Heating System Early

As winter is fast approaching it's a good idea to test your heating system early. Turn your heating on and allow all the radiators to warm up fully. This will help you diagnose any faults early on, so you can be confident your system will work when you need it most.

Common Radiator Problems

 

Radiator Not Working

If you turn on your heating for the first time to find one of your radiators isn’t working, you need to diagnose the problem. This guide will take you through the steps you can take to find out what the issue is, then point you in the right direction to fix the problem.

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Radiator Cold At The Bottom

A radiator being hot at the top but cold at the bottom is a common issue encountered when turning your heating system back on. This is a sign that your radiators are running inefficiently. We'll help you diagnose the problem and get your radiators running at their best.

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Flush Sludge In Your Radiator

Sludge accumulating inside radiators is a common issue that will reduce the efficiency of your heating system. This guide will show you how you can remove your radiators, clear out the sludge and get them back in position ready to heat up your home for the winter.

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How To Bleed a Radiator

Probably the most well known heating maintenance job, bleeding your radiators is vital to keep them running efficiently. We take you through the process to remove any trapped air within your radiators.

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How To Fix a Leaking Radiator

A leaking radiator is never good news but that doesn’t mean you have to panic! If you’ve turned your heating system back on and discovered a leak, this guide will take you through the steps you need to take to avoid a disaster.

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Balancing Radiators

If your radiators are unbalanced, they will not heat up at the same speed and some areas of your home will be much warmer than others. With this guide you can learn how to correctly balance your radiators to keep your entire home nice and warm.

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Fitting New Radiators

 

How To Measure A Radiator

If you've decided to install new radiators, you'll need to make sure you get the correct size. This guide will take you through the key measurements needed to get the right radiator for your home. 

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How To Replace A Radiator

If you've decided you want some shiny new radiators, this guide is for you. We take you through how you can take your old radiator off the wall and replace it with a new one.

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