DIY Troubleshooting

  1. Who should you call to fix a radiator?

    Who should you call to fix a radiator?
    If you've got a problem with your radiators or heating system then it's usually best to call in a professional plumber or heating engineer. While there are some jobs that you can do yourself, it can be difficult if you don't have any DIY experience. You don't want to accidentally make things worse, so it's safer to get someone in...
  2. Can radiators leak gas?

    Can radiators leak gas?
    Making sure that our central heating systems are functioning safely are obviously of utmost importance to all of us. Therefore, in this article we'll deal with some important points to help you keep your central heating system running smoothly and safely. Radiators don't leak carbon monoxide The dangerous, headline-grabbing gas that is associated with faulty central heating systems is carbon...
  3. Essential radiator maintenance tips for the summer

    Essential radiator maintenance tips for the summer
    There are strong comparisons between your central heating system and your car. Get them regularly serviced and they should serve you well for years to come. Neglect them and fail to take care of them and they'll let you down when you most need them (in winter or on a motorway). In this article, we'll explain why radiator maintenance is...
  4. The Complete Guide to Dual Fuel Heating

    Welcome to Trade Radiator’s Complete Guide to Dual Fuel Heating. We’re here to be the only guide you’ll ever need when it comes to all things dual fuel heating and dual fuel radiators. We wanted to create a place where our customers, or anyone who wants information on the topic, can come and get answers to all the burning questions...
  5. How to remove a radiator without draining it

    How to remove a radiator without draining it

    Jimmy the plumber is back showing you how to remove a rad without the bother of draining your heating system.

  6. How to clean chrome radiators

    How to clean chrome radiators
    Because radiators are almost constantly heating up and cooling down, it's inevitable that they will attract dirt over time. Because the highly polished nature of a chrome finish is one of its main attractions, bringing it back to its best is important in keeping your chrome radiators looking great. Here are the basic steps to get your chrome rads looking...
  7. Renovating your house: Where should you start?

    Renovating your house: Where should you start?
    The first thing to establish when making changes to your house is what 'renovating' actually means to you. For example, does it involve completely stripping back and restoring an old property or are you planning to redecorate some rooms in your otherwise structurally sound home? Working out what needs doing and what you want to achieve before you start is...
  8. Why place radiators under windows?

    Why place radiators under windows?
    One of the most common questions we receive at Trade Radiators is a variation of "should I install my radiator underneath a window?" In this article we'll answer this common question so that you are fully informed when deciding the best place to install your radiators. Inefficient single glazing The idea that the area below the window is the best...
  9. The Complete Guide to Electric Heating

    Welcome to our comprehensive guide to electric heating. This guide contains everything you need to know about heating your home with electric radiators and electric heated towel rails. We'll take you on a complete journey including explaining what electric heating is, the different types you might want to consider, the styles and finishes available to you and what works best...
  10. Which radiators should you bleed first?

    Which radiators should you bleed first?
    Bleeding a radiator is one of the easiest DIY heating tasks you can do. However, there is a method to bleeding radiators to ensure you get maximum benefit to your heating system. In this article we'll show you how to bleed a radiator and which radiator is best to bleed first. Why do you need to bleed a radiator? Firstly...

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