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.

  • What is a condensing boiler?
    What is a condensing boiler?
    Did you know a combi boiler is a type of condensing boiler? We go through the different types of condensing and non-condensing boilers in this article and give you some tips on what would be right for your home.
    4 October 2022
  • How to save energy in your home
    How to save energy in your home
    In this era of high gas and electricity prices, it's important you save as much energy as you can with your central heating. In this article, we share a few tips to cut your energy usage and keep your bills down.
    26 June 2013
  • How long should a boiler last?
    How long should a boiler last?
    A boiler is like the engine room of your central heating system and is an essential component to ensure your home is heated properly. Whether you've got a combi, condenser, or standard boiler, how long should the lifespan of your boiler be? Read on and we'll explain it all.
    21 August 2022
  • How to tell if your heating system is gas or electric
    How to tell if your heating system is gas or electric
    Knowing what type of heating system you have in your property is important because this will help you care and maintain it properly and ensure that you keep warm during the coldest months of the year. You don't need to have a deep understanding of all the intricacies of your heating, but being able...
    14 August 2022
  • Should you replace gas central heating with electric?
    Should you replace gas central heating with electric?
    There are positives and negatives to gas and electric radiators. But if you have gas already, do you really want to switch over to electric? We take a look at the good and bad of both systems to help you decide.
    25 July 2022

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.

  • Why does my boiler keep losing pressure?
    Why does my boiler keep losing pressure?
    If you switch on your heating and the boiler pressure gauge keeps dropping below 1 bar, then your boiler pressure is too low. Read on to find out what might be causing it and what you can do to resolve the issue.
    14 October 2022
  • How to hide vertical radiator pipes
    How to hide vertical radiator pipes
    Many people find exposed radiator pipes unsightly, but it's not always possible to hide them under the floor or in a wall. This article goes through some alternative ways to hide or disguise your vertical radiator's pipework.
    10 October 2022
  • How to save energy in your home
    How to save energy in your home
    In this era of high gas and electricity prices, it's important you save as much energy as you can with your central heating. In this article, we share a few tips to cut your energy usage and keep your bills down.
    26 June 2013
  • How to paint behind a vertical radiator
    How to paint behind a vertical radiator
    Reaching behind a vertical radiator to paint the wall is an annoying part of decorating. In this article, we show you what you can do to make this painting job much easier, including video guides.
    13 September 2022
  • How to fit a vertical radiator
    How to fit a vertical radiator
    Vertical radiators have become very popular due to their ability to save space. See our video guide of a professional plumber installing a couple of vertical radiators in a home.
    17 February 2015

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

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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.