How-To

  1. What's the ideal room temperature in the UK?

    What's the ideal room temperature in the UK?

    A common point of debate in many households up and down the UK is what the temperature should be in the home. Some people like to feel toasty and warm, while others feel stuffy and like throwing open the windows to get some fresh air, even during the coldest months. Throw in the fact that cranking up the heating (or... Read More...
  2. How to clean dust from your radiators

    How to clean dust from your radiators

    It's quite easy to forget about cleaning your radiators when going about your regular housework. Hot surfaces often attract dust and dirt and this definitely applies to radiators, especially down the back of them. While you might think that dirt behind your rads is a case of 'out of sight, out of mind', dusty radiators could actually be preventing heat... Read More...
  3. How to fix a leaking towel radiator or rail

    How to fix a leaking towel radiator or rail

    Over the last couple of decades, having a heated towel rail in the bathroom has become almost as common a sight as the main bathroom suite. Whenever homeowners start to plan a new bathroom, it almost always includes the installation of a towel radiator. They look great and are incredibly practical, so it makes sense to have one fitted. However... Read More...
  4. How to stop your heating pipes from making noises

    How to stop your heating pipes from making noises

    A well-maintained central heating system should come on smoothly, efficiently and, most of all, quietly. Noises such as banging, knocking, ticking or creaking can be annoying and can even give the more superstitious among us the impression that the house is haunted! Sometimes a bit of noise from the central heating is nothing to worry about, however in certain instances... Read More...
  5. Balancing Radiators: A step-by-step guide

    Balancing Radiators: A step-by-step guide

    If you're finding that some radiators in your home aren't getting hot as quickly as others, it might be that your radiators need balancing. In this article we'll run you through the process of how to balance your radiators so that heat is distributed evenly around your home again. Balancing vs bleedingTurn off your central heatingBleed your radiatorsGo to radiator... Read More...
  6. How to keep warm when working from home

    How to keep warm when working from home

    More people than ever before are working from home rather than going into an office. Even though many will have been forced into this change by the Covid-19 pandemic, this new of working could continue even after society and the economy has reopened. In this article we look at how you can keep yourself warm while working from home. Staying... Read More...
  7. How to turn on & adjust temperatures on heated towel rails

    How to turn on & adjust temperatures on heated towel rails

    A heated towel rail connected a central heating system will usually come on at the same time as the rest of your radiators. A towel rail will emit heat according to the temperature you have set on your thermostat and the BTU output capabilities of the rail. Though this is the standard method of how heated towel rails switch on... Read More...
  8. Can a towel rail heat the whole bathroom?

    Can a towel rail heat the whole bathroom?

    In certain circumstances, a heated towel rail is indeed capable of heating the whole bathroom, however this is not necessarily always the case. In this article, we'll look at the different factors involved when deciding whether or not a heated towel rail will be enough to heat the whole room. Towel rail heat output When considering whether or not a... Read More...
  9. Why does my radiator smell?

    Why does my radiator smell?

    If you switch on your heating and get a strong smell from one of your radiators, it doesn’t necessarily mean there is an emergency. However, nor does that mean it should be dismissed out of hand. Any kind of burning smell is something that should be investigated further. In this article, we’ll cover the most common types of radiator smell... Read More...
  10. Radiators behind sofas: is it dangerous?

    Radiators behind sofas: is it dangerous?

    It's not dangerous for a radiator to sit on the wall behind a sofa. In fact, it's a very common place for a radiator to live due to restrictions caused by availability of wall and floor space. However, while it may not be dangerous, a radiator behind a couch is not always the most efficient use of your central heating... Read More...

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