Benjamin Clarke

Self-confessed radiator obsessive. Can't watch TV or a movie without commenting on the choice of rads or heated towel rails in the background. My social life is active.

  1. What's the ideal room temperature in the UK?

    What's the ideal room temperature in the UK?

    A common point of debate in many households up and down the UK is what the temperature should be in the home. Some people like to feel toasty and warm, while others feel stuffy and like throwing open the windows to get some fresh air, even during the coldest months. Throw in the fact that cranking up the heating (or... Read More...
  2. Are designer radiators efficient?

    Are designer radiators efficient?

    If you're thinking of upgrading your old, standard radiators and replacing them with something designer and exciting, then you're definitely not alone. Designer radiators have become more and more stylish in recent years and there's now a massive range of styles and sizes for you to choose from. Whereas once the only choice of radiator were white, horizontal convector ones... Read More...
  3. How to clean dust from your radiators

    How to clean dust from your radiators

    It's quite easy to forget about cleaning your radiators when going about your regular housework. Hot surfaces often attract dust and dirt and this definitely applies to radiators, especially down the back of them. While you might think that dirt behind your rads is a case of 'out of sight, out of mind', dusty radiators could actually be preventing heat... Read More...
  4. How to fix a leaking towel radiator or rail

    How to fix a leaking towel radiator or rail

    Over the last couple of decades, having a heated towel rail in the bathroom has become almost as common a sight as the main bathroom suite. Whenever homeowners start to plan a new bathroom, it almost always includes the installation of a towel radiator. They look great and are incredibly practical, so it makes sense to have one fitted. However... Read More...
  5. How to stop your heating pipes from making noises

    How to stop your heating pipes from making noises

    A well-maintained central heating system should come on smoothly, efficiently and, most of all, quietly. Noises such as banging, knocking, ticking or creaking can be annoying and can even give the more superstitious among us the impression that the house is haunted! Sometimes a bit of noise from the central heating is nothing to worry about, however in certain instances... Read More...
  6. How do heating elements work?

    How do heating elements work?

    The key component in an electric heated towel rail is the heating element. This is the part that ensures your towel rail gets hot enough to warm your towels or provide heat into your room. In this article, we'll take a look at electric heating elements in a bit more detail so you can understand how they work. How heating... Read More...
  7. How efficient are column radiators really?

    How efficient are column radiators really?

    We have long argued that the increased choice of column radiators has been a massive boost to all homeowners who have central heating in their properties. Column rads strike a beautiful balance between the stylishness of a traditional, cast iron radiator and the pure, functional efficiency of a standard convector radiator. In this article, we'll look at the positives of... Read More...
  8. Electric heating vs gas: which is better?

    Electric heating vs gas: which is better?

    One of the of the most common questions about home heating is whether to choose a system powered by gas or electricity. There's no definitive answer as much can depend on your lifestyle and personal circumstances, however in this article we lay out the advantages and disadvantages of gas and electric heating. We hope this information will assist you with... Read More...
  9. Can you put an electric radiator in your bathroom?

    Can you put an electric radiator in your bathroom?

    Add title We've all learnt from a very early age that mixing water and electricity is potentially fatal, so it's natural to wonder if electric radiators or heated towel rails can safely be installed in bathrooms. Fortunately, it is perfectly safe to put electric rads and rails in your bathroom as long as you follow some important rules and guidelines... Read More...
  10. Balancing Radiators: A step-by-step guide

    Balancing Radiators: A step-by-step guide

    If you're finding that some radiators in your home aren't getting hot as quickly as others, it might be that your radiators need balancing. In this article we'll run you through the process of how to balance your radiators so that heat is distributed evenly around your home again. Balancing vs bleedingTurn off your central heatingBleed your radiatorsGo to radiator... Read More...

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