Radiators last a long time. They don’t have any moving parts which means there’s nothing to wear out, and if they’re well-maintained they could last a lifetime. There’s a thriving market for reclaimed cast iron radiators, some of which date back to Edwardian and even Victorian times. If you want to use reclaimed radiators to heat your property, they will need reconditioning work, but it is essentially the same radiator that was fitted, say, a hundred years ago.

You have to replace them

So when is it time to replace your radiator? It’s not an easy answer to give unless your radiator has a leak, or is damaged in some way, in which case it’ll be obvious that it needs replacing.

One of the few other times when it’s necessary to replace it is if you always feel cold in a room. In this case, it may well be that the heat output of your current radiator is too low for the size of the room. So if you think this is case, start by estimating what the output should be by using our online heat calculator.

You’d like to replace them

A lot of the time it will be a matter of choice as to whether or not you want to change your radiator. Maybe you’re renovating all or part of your property and want to enhance the look with designer radiators. Or maybe you’re looking for a traditional radiator.

We have a huge range to choose from, and most of the designs we stock come in a wide variety of colours and finishes, so there’s bound to be something that’ll fit in with your new interior.

We understand that new radiators are a big investment, so before choosing which models you want to go for, feel free to pop into one of our radiator showrooms to have a look at what’s available, and ask our advice about the most efficient ones for the space you have available – it may well be that the one you like the look of most is not efficient enough for the space.

Modern designer radiators come in all shapes and sizes and some of them are even works of art in their own right, so if you want to create a room with a hot topic at its centre, come and see us!