Energy Saving Hub
Our efficient heating tips

Welcome to the Trade Radiators Energy Saving Hub. Here you'll find an abundance of useful information to help you cut down on your energy usage and save on your heating bills. In this era of high energy prices, nobody wants to overpay to keep their home warm and cosy, especially during the winter months. In many cases, a surprisingly small change to your living environment can make a huge difference to the amount you pay for energy over the course of the year. Take a look through our articles, guides and products to ensure you're maximising energy efficiency in your home.

Energy Saving Articles

With gas and electricity prices at record highs, it's always a good idea to maximise your energy efficiency to keep costs down. There are lots of options open to you when it comes to saving on energy usage and we've got plenty of articles to help you make energy and financial savings in your home. Take a look below for a variety of useful information.

How do radiators work? - a complete guide
How do radiators work? - a complete guide
Radiators are the unsung heroes of home comfort, silently and efficiently spreading warmth throughout your space. Have you ever wondered how they work their magic? In our comprehensive guide, we delve into the science behind radiators, unraveling the secrets of how they turn cold rooms into cosy...
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31 October 2023
Does a gas safety check involve radiators?
Does a gas safety check involve radiators?
Curious about gas safety checks and what they cover? Learn whether radiators are part of these essential checks and understand the crucial components that undergo inspection. Get clarity on what to expect during the inspection process and gain insights into the broader context of maintaining a...
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22 August 2023
Why installing a filter will help keep your heating system clean
Why installing a filter will help keep your heating system clean
Whether you are working on a standard sized domestic heating system or a larger domestic one, it is important to take teps to address the issue of dirt and minimise the damage it can cause. In this article, we take a look at the issues associated with dirt and how installers can protect heating...
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8 August 2023
New heating technology must be of benefit to users
New heating technology must be of benefit to users
Independent research shows that householders can make big savings on their home heating costs with a relatively small investment in modern heating controls. We consider the current controls market and explore the role of smart technology in future developments.
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1 August 2023
Keeping radiators under control with accessible thermostatic valves
Keeping radiators under control with accessible thermostatic valves
As the boundaries between Government Housing Standards and the Building Regulations begin to overlap, the location of radiator thermostatic radiator valve (TRV) controls is becoming more important than ever. We look at how this will influence connections and the positioning of TRVs.
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25 July 2023

Top Efficiency Guides

Instead of looking at changing energy providers or shopping around, you should look at how to improve the factors listed above to improve your home’s heating efficiency. Half the battle of saving money on heating is keeping the heat your radiators generate inside your home.


Top Energy-Saving Radiators

The range of energy-efficient radiators here at Trade Radiators offers homes practical and cost-effective heating. An energy-efficient radiator is best suited to the rooms where you use your heating the most, as that’s where you save the most. Upgrading to energy-efficient rads will help you save without having to compromise on your home’s heat.


How-To Guides

Ensuring your heating system is running smoothly can make a huge difference in reducing the amount of energy you use. There are many DIY tasks related to your radiators and central heating system that can often be done without calling in a professional. Browse our How-To guides below to see if there's an issue you can solve yourself.

How to repair a thermostatic radiator valve (TRV)
How to repair a thermostatic radiator valve (TRV)
A common issue with thermostatic radiator valves is that the internal pin can get stuck. If this happens then it's likely that your radiator won't get hot. In this article, you can learn how to easily fix this common issue and understand how you can stop it happening again.
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12 January 2024
How to isolate a radiator - a complete guide
How to isolate a radiator - a complete guide
Master the art of radiator isolation with our guide—essential for preventing water damage and disruptions. Discover why, when, and how to efficiently manage your central heating. From routine maintenance to replacement, empower your home care decisions.
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24 November 2023
How do radiators work? - a complete guide
How do radiators work? - a complete guide
Radiators are the unsung heroes of home comfort, silently and efficiently spreading warmth throughout your space. Have you ever wondered how they work their magic? In our comprehensive guide, we delve into the science behind radiators, unraveling the secrets of how they turn cold rooms into cosy...
Read more
31 October 2023
How to clean a radiator - a complete guide
How to clean a radiator - a complete guide
Our comprehensive radiator cleaning guide is your key to maintaining an efficient heating system. Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast or a beginner, our guide provides all the knowledge you need to keep your radiators clean and running smoothly, saving energy and enhancing your comfort..
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23 October 2023
How to balance a radiator - a complete guide
How to balance a radiator - a complete guide
Learn why it's important to have a balanced central heating system, what factors might have caused it to become unbalanced and what you can do to ensure your radiators heat your rooms evenly and efficiently.
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16 October 2023

Aluminium Energy Efficiency

It's becoming increasingly popular to install radiators that are manufactured with aluminium, rather than the traditional radiator material of mild steel. Aluminium is a fantastic conductor of heat, which means that 'alu-rads' can get up to your desired temperature very quickly, using less energy as they do so. We have a vast array of aluminium radiators on our website and also have a great selection of articles to help you navigate your way through an aluminium radiator purchase.


Our Aluminium Radiator Best-Sellers


Energy Efficient Electric Heating

Due to the importance of energy efficiency in today’s modern world, we offer a range of electric radiators that are low-cost and help you heat your home efficiently. If you don't have a gas-fired boiler central heating system in your home, then ensuring you choose an energy-efficient electric radiator will be an important way of keeping your bills down. We have a variety of articles on the subject of electric heating.


Our Electric Heating Best-Sellers


Advice Centre

Advice CentreAdvice Centre

DIY expert or beginner? We’ve got guides to cover every aspect of radiator purchase, installation and maintenance in our Advice & Heating Centre.

Inspiration Hub

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Get motivation for your home interior with our Inspiration Hub. You'll find images and ideas to help you create your amazing living space. 

Contact Our Specialists

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If you've got any questions at all, our knowledgeable team is on hand to help with everything you need to get your heating right.