Energy Saving tips for the Home

How Efficient Are Your Radiators?

Every wondered how efficient are your radiators? Here is our guide to radiator efficiency.

How Efficient Are Your Radiators?

Eliminate all the following issues and you’ll be sure that your radiators are operating at maximum efficiency:

Cold spots

The first thing to eliminate is any cold spots, which are often caused by air bubbles. The cold spots if this is the case will be found at the top of the radiator in question. Such cold spots can be easily resolved by bleeding the radiator.

Do I need a powerflush?

If the cold spots are at the bottom of your radiator, it’s probably down to a build-up of sludge in your central heating. This is a bigger issue that will need a system cleanse. Some other symptoms that may indicate a powerflush would be beneficial are:

  • Boiler constantly needs to be restarted
  • The heating takes a long time to heat up
  • Cold radiators but hot pipes
  • Cold spots on your radiators, especially at the bottom
  • Discoloured water when radiators are bled
  • Frequent breakdowns
  • Noisy radiators and boiler
  • Radiator leaks
  • Some of your radiators seem to struggle to heat up
  • The radiators require constant bleeding

Call L&W Heating and Plumbing today to discuss your options if you are having any of these problems. A powerflush may be all you need, but we will also advise you if there are any bigger problems.

Should I replace my radiators?

If you’ve both bled and powerflushed your radiators and they still aren’t blowing you away with their efficiency – or if you’re upgrading your entire central heating system – you may want to look at getting new radiators.

Call your local Gas Safe registered plumbers for a quote for an upgraded or replacement central heating system.

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If you need to call on a Gas Safe registered plumber call L&W Heating and Plumbing experts for more information.

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