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3 Steps to placing your radiator

27th May 2015

3 Steps to placing your radiator

Correct placement of a radiator is the first step to creating a warm, inviting space for all to enjoy. In colder climates, keeping the room warm when the outside world is cold will ensure that it’s a welcoming place all year round. The challenge is to place the radiator where it can produce the most heat while reducing the chance of impeding the function and flow of the room.   1. Check your pipework Sometimes, radiator placement is dictated by the location of the central heating system pipes. Their location may also indicate whether a vertical or horizontal radiator is the best option. Vertical radiators will be more visible, but can be very stylish. Horizontal models run… Read more

Horizontal or vertical: Choosing the right radiator for your room

26th May 2015

Horizontal or vertical: Choosing the right radiator for your room

Radiators are commonly associated with central heating systems that use the hot water produced by our boilers to warm the home. However, things are now changing thanks to the improved energy efficiency of electric radiators. Styles are changing as well, with different materials being used. Designer Radiators are capable of adding an artistic air to a room - a far cry from the old white boxes that so many of us are used to. Radiators now come in so many more shapes and sizes too, so there will almost always be a solution available for any type of room, regardless of its dimensions. In fact, when it comes to selecting a new radiator for a room, one of the first decisions will concern both size… Read more

Electric Radiators: Why should you go electric!?

15th May 2015

Electric Radiators: Why should you go electric!?

Electric radiators are becoming a more popular for householders, providing an alternative to traditional water-based radiators.  And it’s easy to see why: Flexible placement Because electric radiators plug into wall sockets, they can be used anywhere electricity is available. Perfect for retrofitting in places where installing central heating pipes would prove too costly – conservatories would be a good example.  Energy efficiency Electric radiators convert 100% of their energy into heat, compared with water-based models that lose heat as the water moves between the boiler and the radiators.  An electric radiator can be controlled independently too,… Read more

How to Bleed a Radiator: Simple-Step Guide

17th April 2015

How to Bleed a Radiator: Simple-Step Guide

If you notice that some of your radiators are not heating up evenly, or there is a gurgling sound coming from the direction of your radiator, it often means that air has become trapped in the system. This air needs to be released, a job that is commonly referred to as bleeding. It requires minimal equipment and isn’t difficult to do! So pencil behind the ear, let’s go:   1. Check all radiators If the central heating system is not running, switch it on to build up pressure and test the radiators. Take care not to burn yourself when touching hot radiators, but feel each one to identify where air has become trapped. A radiator is noticeably cooler towards the top… Read more

Choosing the Right Valves for Your Radiator

13th April 2015

Choosing the Right Valves for Your Radiator

When it comes to your radiators, choosing the right valves matters. You need to pick the correct valves that will work well with your radiator and give you the control you want. But, how do you go about selecting them? Here’s what you need to consider:   The right connection size Naturally, you need to be sure of the size required otherwise the valve won't fit properly. Be certain to ask the person who is fitting your radiator what kind of pipework they're going to be using. Most standard pipes are in 15mm copper, but every now and then an installer might wish to use 22mm. On older properties, such as churches, you might even come across 28mm sizes. A wide range… Read more

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