Tag Archives: radiators

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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Radiator cold at the bottom, hot at the top: 2 reasons why

A radiator that’s cold at the bottom and hot at the top is usually because of the build-up of sludge, a black, mud-like substance which is a byproduct of corrosion inside the system. It can seriously impact a radiator’s effectiveness, … Continue reading

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Bleed the radiators: how to bleed a radiator in 5 easy steps

Before turning your boiler back on for the colder months, you’ll probably need to bleed the radiators. You’ll definitely want to do this if you have a radiator which makes funny noises, takes too long to heat up, or doesn’t … Continue reading

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