Category Archives: Heating

Checking your heating system

If your heating system is more than about five years old it could be worth checking to see if the system is likely to scale up or the water difficult to circulate due to a sludge build up. If you … Continue reading

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Turning off the water supply to a radiator

You can remove a radiator or towel rail by turning off the valves that you will find located at both ends. This will have to be done if you are planning on removing an old radiator and installing a new … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of Airlocks

When water inside pipes gurgles and hisses it is an indication of an airlock in a plumbing system. This can occur when your plumbing system is indirectly affected by low water pressure.  This allows air to become trapped in the … Continue reading

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How to Replace a Radiator Valve

If your radiator valves have developed faults or you wish to replace them with thermostatic valves, you can adopt the use of the same procedure to fit your new radiator valves. Before fitting radiator valves, you will need to shut … Continue reading

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How to fit a new radiator

If you’ve decided to fit a new radiator the first things you will need to do is drain down your central heating system and then remove the old radiator.  Following this, lay the new radiator on the floor against the … Continue reading

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A Guide to Bleeding a Radiator

Bleeding a radiator can be easily done by one person, and it does not take very long to do.  All you need is a bleed key – which normally comes with your radiator, or can be bought at any hardware … Continue reading

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Electric Underfloor Heating Systems

Wood and Laminate Floors Wood and laminate flooring require a different type of electric underfloor heating system than that used for tiled floors and carbon film heating is generally considered to be the best option for existing floors.  The design … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of Airlocks in Heating Systems

When air enters the plumbing or heating systems and becomes trapped, an airlock is formed. This usually happens at the high point of the system and can have a number of causes. The most common cause of airlock formation is … Continue reading

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A Guide to Underfloor Heating

There are two main types of underfloor heating: electric underfloor heating and water underfloor heating.  This article discusses both of these underfloor heating systems, along with the advantages and disadvantages of underfloor heating. Advantages It is unobtrusive and leaves a … Continue reading

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All About Underfloor Heating Thermostats

Underfloor heating is becoming increasingly popular in the UK and thermostats are a vital part of any such system.  Setting up the thermostat correctly can reduce energy bills by more than 20% when compared with other forms of central heating. … Continue reading

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