Radiators

  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. Do heated towel rails need thermostatic valves?

    Do heated towel rails need thermostatic valves?
    Thermostatic radiator valves are an excellent way of managing your central heating system and ensuring that radiators come on exactly when needed. TRVs are often recommended as a way to keep your heating costs economical. However, should they be fitted on heated towel rails? In this article we'll look at why this is not necessarily the best option. The purpose...
  3. What wattage element do you need for a heated towel rail?

    What wattage element do you need for a heated towel rail?
    When installing an electric heated towel rail in your home, it's important that you have an element that is the right size for your towel rail. Too small and the rail will struggle to heat up, too large and you could be wasting unnecessary power. In this article, we'll show you the correct size element you need for your rail...
  4. What heating system should I choose?

    What heating system should I choose?
    If you're building or refurbishing a property, then you might be starting from scratch and deciding to install a brand new heating system. In this article, we'll discuss the three main types of domestic heating system to help you make an informed decision. 1. Standard Gas Central Heating This is the most common type of heating system and is usually...
  5. 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...
  6. How do Electric Heated Towel Rails work?

    How do Electric Heated Towel Rails work?
    Choosing an electric heated towel rail can be a convenient and easy way to introduce a method of drying your towels into your home. For those without a conventional hot water central heating system, electric heated towel rails mean you are not restricted to installing panel radiators or storage heaters. Equally, if you do have a standard heating system, an...
  7. The Complete Guide to Radiator Valves

    Welcome to Trade Radiator’s Complete Guide to Radiator Valves. Consider this your one and only guide in understanding anything and everything you’d ever need to know about radiator valves. We wanted to provide our customers with a specialised guide which can help with every aspect of finding, buying, installing and maintaining the most appropriate radiator valve for any radiator installation...
  8. How efficient are electric radiators?

    How efficient are electric radiators?
    With the vast majority of us spending a lot of time at home at the moment, we're also having to use the heating much more. For those who don't have a conventional, hot water central heating system, it's common to wonder how efficient electric radiators actually are. In this article, we'll take a look at the efficiency of modern electric...
  9. The Complete Guide to Heated Towel Rails

    Welcome to our comprehensive guide providing you with everything you need to know about heated towel rails. We'll cover the whole process of choosing, buying and installing a heated towel rail, so that you can get the perfect size, style and finish for your room. You'll also learn some vital maintenance tips, helping you to increase the longevity of your...
  10. Do radiator materials affect heating output?

    Do radiator materials affect heating output?
    You might not think that the material a radiator is made out of can have an impact on the amount of heat a radiator emits. You might not even be aware that radiators come in different materials. However, not all radiator materials are created equal. In fact, there are several types of different metals that radiators are manufactured from and...

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