Mild Steel – Our Chrome and Coloured radiators are made from Mild Steel and they must be used on the central heating system only.
Stainless Steel – Our Stainless Steel radiators can be used on any heating system.
Yes, it can – but we will need to provide 2 elements not just one.
Cost: ‘All electric’ – cost of filling (RXEL) plus a dual fuel kit (RXDF) and for dual fuel – 2 dual kits.
The lead time will be 6-8 weeks.
Where the tappings are located on the underneath of the radiator such as premier towel radiators, Aztec, Cannon, Lacuna, Maze, Dora, Octagon, Eros, Apollo, Quebis , Tiberis, Siris, Torro, Torrino, – use Straight valves
Where the tappings are located on the side of the radiator Nova, Quartz, Amore, Vertica, Image and Vesta (pipe entry on side) – Angled Valves
Always use an angled valve
During the summer months when your central heating is turned off it’s best to leave your thermostatic valves fully open i.e in position 5. If they are left in position 1 you may find that they have stopped working. If this is the case give us a call – we may be able to help.
The Cannon, Dora and Tiberis all can be left or right handed.
Cleaning and system maintenance
The best was to clean your radiators is to use a small amount of soap in warm water and a soft cloth. Dry thoroughly with a dry soft cloth. Avoid any spray cleaners and abrasive cleaning products as these will damage the finish of your radiator and valves.
When your heating system is first installed and when you have installed a new radiator, the whole system should be flushed and chemically cleansed. It should then have a chemical inhibitor added to the new water so to prevent possible corrosion to the system or radiators.
The radiators should never develop any faults if the central heating system has been looked over.
The most common area for trapped air is in the radiators. You can tell if there is air in the radiator when the top of the radiator is noticeably cooler than the bottom. It’s a good idea to release the air from the radiator by using and air vent key on the bleed valve at the top of the radiator. This should only be carried out when the central heating is switched off and cold or else if it’s on, there’s always a risk that air might be drawn into the system making your problem worse. Once done, the radiator has been vented it should be functionally normally.
This means there is air in your central heating system and you may need to vent the system. (as above – air in the system).
Noisy Central Heating
When the pipes heat up they expand and if they are gripped to tightly or not tied down properly they can create noises. Lagging round the pipe should help, especially where the pipes come up through the floors.
It is possible the central heating system has air trapped inside and the radiators and they need venting. Also make sure there is enough water in the system. There may be scale in the system so adding a de-scaler could help. – To find the cause of the problem you may need to call your plumber.
The common cause for this is the pump vibrating either because there is movement in its mounting fixings or the pump is set at a high speed – To find the cause of the problem you may need to call your plumber.
This usually is the result of lime scale deposition within the heat exchanger of the boiler – To find the cause of the problem you may need to call your plumber.