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Balancing radiators: How to balance the radiators

Balancing the radiators may be necessary if you find that some are too hot or too cold. By adjusting each radiator’s lockshield, you can control how much hot water flows through your radiators so that they all heat up evenly. … Continue reading

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One radiator not working: 5 common causes & how to fix

One radiator not working is due to the inadequate flow of hot water through it. Typical causes are seized valves, blockages, an imbalanced system, or the presence of air. In this article, we’ll explain what you can do to fix … Continue reading

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Radiators come on with the hot water – why?

If your radiators come on when you open a hot tap, you probably have a faulty diverter valve or motorised valve. These valves control whether your boiler heats the radiators or water for the hot taps. Which one you have … Continue reading

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Hot water isn’t hot enough: 9 possible reasons

If your hot water isn’t hot enough, it may be due to your boiler, thermostat, or even the time of year. Whether you have a combi boiler or a hot water cylinder, we’ll go through several possible causes. Hot water … Continue reading

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Boiler kettling & boiler making noise: 3 possible causes

Boiler kettling refers to many different types of unwanted boiler noises. It’s usually a result of overheating due to limescale. However, there can be other causes. If you have a noisy boiler, this article will help you understand why it’s making … Continue reading

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