Archive for the 'Radiators' Category

Radiators and Underfloor Heating: A Comparison

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Radiators have long been a staple of home heating.  They have come to be relied on as the unquestioned method of choice when it comes to warming a house.  However, in more recent times underfloor heating has been gaining popularity as an alternative heating method.  So how do these methods stack up against one another?  [...]

How to Bleed a Radiator

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

If you can feel that your radiator is cold at the top and significantly warmer towards the bottom, it will need to be ‘bled’ to release the air that has entered.  This will happen quite naturally over time as water enters the central heating system and is very difficult to prevent.  The air that has [...]

Adding More Radiators to a System

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

At least one extra radiator can normally be added to a modern central heating system, which will be designed for extra capacity as requirements increase, although the boiler may need to be upgraded if you plan on doing a major extension. The addition of extra radiators is simple in principle, involving cutting into the existing [...]

Making a Statement with Bathroom Radiators

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

If there is one room in a house where it is likely that people will be peeling off their clothes, then that room has to be the bathroom.  And because people will be stripping off in this area, it is imperative that the space is adequately heated in order for everyone to be able to [...]

DIY Tips - Removing a Radiator

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

There will be times when you might need to remove a radiator, for example, to paint or wallpaper the wall behind it. While removing a radiator is not particularly difficult, you do need to take care and use the correct tools, which include adjustable spanners, a radiator or bleed key, old sheets or towels, a [...]

Adding a bathroom radiator to suit your room

Friday, April 30th, 2010

When it comes to choosing a bathroom radiator, or indeed bathroom radiators (depending on available space), it is necessary to take into account your needs.  Do you want something to keep a large space warm?  Or is it a fairly small space that can cope with just a heated towel rail?  The choice is endless [...]

Don’t Forget the Designer Radiator during Your Bathroom Remodel

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Gone are the days of plain, white – or whatever colour you painted it – radiators. Designer radiators now come in a variety of shapes, sizes and finishes, and no bathroom remodel would be complete without one. The Blaze designer radiator features a stunning, geometrical construction and comes in an anthracite or silver finish. This [...]

Mere Towel Rails

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Towel rails have become a popular feature of modern bathrooms. All too often individuals have decided that they do not want a traditional bathroom radiator but they do still want a cosy room and somewhere to heat their towels – hence the towel rail. Many of these towel rails are actually produced with style in [...]

How to Paint a Radiator

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Radiators are a necessary evil if you want to stay warm. As such, while we are glad to have them, we generally try to minimise their appearance in our rooms. This generally means painting them. The first question to consider is what colour to use. You may choose to blend into your wall, but it [...]

Save Energy and Money with Your Existing Heating System

Monday, December 21st, 2009

If your radiators don’t already have TRVs (Thermostat Radiator Valves) they are worth adding to your heating system as they could potentially save energy and money. Giving you control over each room’s temperature and also having frost guard for unused / spare rooms. If you want to add TRVs to all the radiators in your [...]