11 September 2013
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There’s nothing more important to use than making sure any user installs our products carefully. We pride ourselves on our customer service. Sometimes customers contact us with a number of questions and enquiries about problems with radiators they’ve bought elsewhere.
We know how important it is to feel safe at home and the last thing we want to see is someone dealing with a broken radiator. Because of this we’ve decided to pass on some of our knowledge to you and share some of our favourite tips for making sure your radiator is installed safely and maintained properly.
Let it bleed
This is the most common problem that everyone encounters, especially after those hot summer months. If you knock your heating on infrequently the chances of your radiator not working to its potential are highly likely. Before putting your heating on, use a radiator key to open the airway at the top. When water starts coming out you’ll know your radiator is ready to heat the room properly.
If you’ve little ones running about the house, the last thing you want is for one to trip and get a nasty bump or putting their hands on a hot surface. Consider looking in to getting a cover for any radiators that kids will be around. You might also consider getting your intake pipes insulated as they can get very hot when heating up.
Make some space
A lot of people can save a lot of time and money on heating the living room by simply moving the sofa. If you have your radiator hiding behind the sofa, even just moving it forward a few inches will let so much more heat circulate the room and heat it faster.
Too hot to handle
If you have an older radiator or one with a valve that’s seen better days, you may want to look in to getting a nice thermostatic valve. If you have a small space you want to heat up, a valve like this allows you to control the temperature easily and can help save money on your bill.
Article by Benjamin Clarke