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Maintenance tips for traditional radiators

A traditional bathroom radiator with flowers in a vase

In the exciting, cutting edge world of radiators, when we refer to a ‘traditional radiator’, we generally do not mean a standard convector radiator or a hospital-style cast iron radiator. Instead, we actually mean a specific type of radiator that is very popular to be installed in bathrooms, usually with a white tank and chrome-plated […]

Why is my radiator cold at the top/bottom?

A hot and cold radiator

It’s rare that we discover problems with our heating systems at the height of summer. In most cases, it’s when the temperatures are at their coldest that we discover our central heating isn’t operating as efficiently as it should be. One of the most common problems that we all face at one time or another […]

Troubleshoot your radiator issues

A girl on a chair in front of a radiator

Because your central heating system is in use a vast majority of the year, there often comes a point where things go wrong with your radiators. It’s quite natural – components wear out and water reacts with metal, so eventually there will come a time when you need to take the opportunity to sort things […]

When did you last top up your chemical inhibitor levels?

Fernox Chemical Inhibitor

One of the most important (and most overlooked) parts of your central heating system is the levels of chemical inhibitor that’s inside it. If you have no idea what chemical inhibitor is then you definitely need to read on. This article will show you how you can potentially avoid a central heating system breakdown and […]

When to start getting your radiators ready for winter

Column Radiator

September is the time when the warm part of the year transitions into the longer and colder months. The nights start to draw in and those occasions when the central heating needs to go on become more and more frequent. A common question that people have is “when should I get my radiators ready for […]

5 DIY radiator skills you can easily learn

Chemical inhibitor being poured

If you don’t have a lot of experience with the heating system in your home, there are some tasks that you can undertake yourself that will ease you in gently to the world of central heating systems. These jobs are useful to know as it can save you the cost of calling out a plumber […]

Essential radiator maintenance tips for the summer

Maintenance Tools

Your central heating system can be likened to a car in the sense that it contains moving parts that need to be regularly serviced and maintained in order to ensure smooth running. Ignore or neglect the maintenance on your car and after a while you’re likely find yourself stuck on the hard shoulder of a […]

How To Drain A Central Heating System

To completely drain your central heating system, it’s often a good idea to drain more than one radiator. This helps to ensure that there is no chance of any water leaking out. One thing to bear in mind if you do drain your system completely is that some boilers will not work during this period.‹ […]

How to bleed a radiator with a combi boiler

Bleeding a radiator

If you have radiators that are getting nice and hot at the bottom, but remain cold at the top, it’s very likely that you have air trapped in the radiator and will need bleeding. In this article, we will explain how a combi boiler works and explain what a pressurised system is. We will also take […]

A Guide To Painting A Radiator

Cleaning a radiator

Giving an old radiator a fresh coat of paint can often give what was once an eyesore, a whole new lease of life. If you are going to paint an old radiator, then you will need suitable solvent-based radiator paint, a chunky paint brush and a dust sheet to avoid getting paint on your carpet or flooring. If your radiator has been painted before, then you may need to use some sand paper to give it a rub-down first to get rid of any lumps and bumps from the previous layer of paint..