A radiator replacement is a common occurrence for us throughout the winter. We are also regularly repairing radiators especially in the colder months when they are used most days. Once considered something of a luxury item, heated towel rails have become a standard component of modern bathroom suites. Ideal for providing a comfortable level of warmth throughout the bathroom and keeping towels deliciously warm and dry. A heated towel rail is an affordable way to bring a little decadence into your suite.
If your heated towel rail is part of a whole bathroom refit, it’s important to consider the look and impression you want to create with your new suite. On the other hand, if it’s a late addition to an existing bathroom, you need to work with what you’ve got.
A chrome finish is ideal for modern and minimalist suites, fitting perfectly with their chic style. Chrome is also incredibly hard wearing, so your heated towel rail is sure to give you many years of service.
There’s never been a better time to do a radiator replacement, especially if it a towel rail.
Bleeding Your Radiator
Does a radiator in your house feel cold even when you have the heating is on? If this is you then your not alone. We get a lot of calls in the early Autumn when your starting to fire up your radiators after those long summer days have begun to draw in. Many people believe they need a radiator replacement when they don’t heat up but often a little care and attention can get it back up and running in no time.
A radiator that needs bleeding has cool air trapped in its upper portions. Thus, when you turn on the heat, either the entire radiator will feel cold or the top of the radiator will feel cold while the bottom feels warm. Unfortunately, a cold radiator can also signify other problems. Before proceeding, check for these other common radiator issues listed below. If none seem to fit, your radiator probably needs a simple bleeding. Be careful – radiators can get quite hot.
- If you have multiple radiators in your house and all of them are cold or lukewarm, you probably have a larger issue with your heating system – your water heater may be malfunctioning or you may have a buildup of sludge or sediment somewhere in your heating system.
- If your radiator problem is accompanied by an accumulation of water beneath the radiator then your radiator has a leak.
- If the radiators on the upper floors of your house aren’t heating up but the radiators on the lower floors are, your heating system may not be operating at a high enough pressure to get hot water to the top floors of your house.
First of all make sure your central heating is switched off. Look for a small valve at the top of one end of your radiator. On this valve, there will usually be small square bit which can be turned to adjust the valve. Insert your radiator key into the the bleed screw in the bleed valve at the top of the radiator. Turn the key counter-clockwise to open the valve. You should hear a hissing sound as air escapes from your radiator. As air escapes from your radiator, water will likely sputter from the bleed valve. Hold a cloth under the bleed valve to catch any drips, alternatively use a small bowl.
When a steady stream of water (not a sputtering mixture of air and water droplets) squirts through the bleed valve, you’ve released all of the air trapped in your radiator. Re-tighten your bleed valve (turn the bleed screw clockwise) and ensure that there are no leaks. Use a rag to wipe up any water that’s splashed around your radiator.
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We are more than happy to give advice on which solution is most suitable for your needs, depending on your requirements. Why not ask us to pop around and discuss the various options available to you. Better yet, our advice is free! Call us now on 01722 212050