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  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. Top tips to keep your home warm in winter

    Top tips to keep your home warm in winter

    Our energy bills can become very expensive in the UK during winter due to the amount of time that we need our central heating on full blast. In order to maximise your energy efficiency and to ensure you're not wasting your money, we've compiled this useful list of 10 tips to help you keep your heating costs down this winter... Read More...
  3. Best ways to heat a conservatory

    Best ways to heat a conservatory

    More and more of us are having conservatories added to our homes as they are a fantastic way of bridging that gap between home and garden. Traditionally, conservatories have been used in summer months. However, with the improvements in home heating efficiency and technology, conservatories are rooms that can now be used all year round. In this article, we'll look... Read More...
  4. Why is my radiator making noise?

    Why is my radiator making noise?

    Radiators are a vital part of our home, providing a great amount of heat and making our lives much more comfortable. However, there can be times when they emit strange noises which, over time, can become quite annoying. In this article we'll look at the most common radiator noises and what might be causing them. Radiators banging If you live... Read More...
  5. Radiator not working? Troubleshooting tips from Trade Radiators

    Radiator not working? Troubleshooting tips from Trade Radiators

    It can be very frustrating when your radiator stops working for no obvious reason, especially as it often happens when you need your heating the most. In this article, we'll give you 3 easy tips you can try yourself to see if it will fix the problem. It's always worth giving these a go before calling in a professional. 1... Read More...
  6. How to fix a pinhole leak in your radiator and copper pipes

    How to fix a pinhole leak in your radiator and copper pipes

    A pinhole leak in your rads or pipes is an annoying problem. Not only can it cause your heating system to perform less efficiently, it can also lead to expensive water damage if left untreated. In this article, we'll look at what causes a pinhole leak and how you can go about fixing it and solving the problem. What causes... Read More...
  7. A quick and easy guide to central heating inhibitor

    A quick and easy guide to central heating inhibitor

    If you've taken an extra interest in your central heating system recently, then you definitely need to know about inhibitor. Keeping your central heating system well-maintained and running smoothly is incredibly important and ensures that your home gets warm when you need it most. Central heating inhibitor is absolutely imperative to this process and we'll explain more below. What is... Read More...
  8. 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...
  9. How to hide your radiator pipes

    How to hide your radiator pipes

    Copper radiator pipes are an incredibly important component of any central heating system. They are responsible for carrying the hot water water around our homes and play their part in ensuring we keep warm during the coldest months. The problem is that copper pipes can be unsightly and usually require disguising of concealing. Painting the pipes the same colour as... Read More...
  10. How to measure a radiator

    How to measure a radiator

    There are many reasons why you might want to measure the size of your radiator. These could include buying a new radiator of the same dimensions, moving your existing one to another wall, or even purchasing a radiator cover. However, measuring a radiator correctly is slightly more detailed than you might imagine, so in this article we'll explain how to... Read More...

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