How-To

  1. 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.

  2. 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...
  3. How do Electric Heated Towel Rails work?

    How do Electric Heated Towel Rails work?
    Having an electric heated towel rail installed in your home can be a very convenient solution to keeping your towels warm and dry. If you have a gas boiler and central heating, an electric heated towel rail is easy to install without needing to connect it up to the pipe network in your home. Alternatively, if you don't have central...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Why is my gas bill so high?

    Why is my gas bill so high?
    According to British Gas, the average monthly gas bill for a medium use household is £36.30. However, whatever your family's average bill, if you've had a gas bill come through recently, it's probably much higher than a bill for the same period last year. The Covid-19 / coronavirus situation has inevitably taken it's toll on our gas bills in 2020...
  7. How to heat a home cheaply and efficiently in 2020

    How to heat a home cheaply and efficiently in 2020
    Due to the social distancing measures introduced by the UK Government, many more of us are staying at home for much longer periods of time than usual. Not only does this have an effect on our work and the supplies we need, having ourselves and our families at home a lot more also means we are increasing the use of...
  8. Is drying clothes on a radiator bad?

    Is drying clothes on a radiator bad?
    Not everyone has space for a tumble dryer and, with the recent news of tumble dryer fires, a lot of people have been put off of them. But if it's raining outside or you live in an apartment without outdoor space, then sticking things on a radiator can be an easy solution. However, while it might be a quick fix...
  9. What is dual fuel heating and how does it work?

    What is dual fuel heating and how does it work?
    Dual fuel central heating systems are able to heat homes using two different power sources, usually gas and electricity. Although many people will not have heard of these types of central heating systems, they are becoming increasingly popular as they can be quite beneficial to a householder. Below we'll look at what dual fuel heating is and how it differs...
  10. How to clean a radiator

    How to clean a radiator
    As winter moves into spring and the evenings get increasingly lighter, it's a time that we all start to think about having hardcore cleaning session. Throughout the winter, our central heating systems are operating at full capacity due to the cold external temperatures. This often attracts dust and dirt to our radiators, so by the time spring has sprung, our...

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