Radiators

  1. Common questions about old radiators

    Common questions about old radiators

    If you're considering upgrading your heating system then obviously a large part of the process concerns old radiators. There are several common questions that people have when considering what to do with their old radiators and we try answer the four most frequent ones below. 1. Do my old radiators need replacing? Here at Trade Radiators, we tend to believe... Read More...
  2. 5 fantastic radiator ideas for kitchens

    5 fantastic radiator ideas for kitchens

    If you're looking for radiator ideas for your kitchen, then look no further than this inspiring article. The kitchen can be one of those tricky areas where heat is very important but your options may be limited because of a lack of horizontal wall space. This is particularly the case in smaller kitchens where you often want to maximise on... Read More...
  3. Most commonly asked questions about aluminium radiators

    Most commonly asked questions about aluminium radiators

    Aluminium radiators and aluminium heated towel rails have definitely grown in popularity in recent years. Manufacturers have increased the amount of styles and designs they offer in terms of aluminium radiators and many people's interests have been piqued as a result. This has led to us receiving a lot more questions regarding aluminium radiators from our customers, so we have... Read More...
  4. What metal are radiators made out of?

    What metal are radiators made out of?

    The material that radiators and heated towel rails are manufactured from is an important factor in their ability to emit heat efficiently. In this article, we'll look at the main types of metal that most modern radiators are made from. Mild steel Mild steel is the most common metal used in radiator manufacture and, unless you've specifically chosen a different... Read More...
  5. Are heated towel rails as warm as radiators?

    Are heated towel rails as warm as radiators?

    Heated towel rails and radiators are both great heat emitters to have in the home and are of massive help in keeping you comfortable during the coldest months. That said, there are differences in the amount of heat they put out and there might be situations where it's better to have one over the other. In this article we'll explore... Read More...
  6. 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... Read More...
  7. 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... Read More...
  8. 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... Read More...
  9. 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... Read More...
  10. 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... Read More...

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