Winter is upon us once more, and that means one thing: the energy companies are about to put their prices up just because they can. Well, that’s not very nice is it? But there are things that we can do to help reduce the impact of these rises and one of the most important things to do is to ensure that our radiators are efficient and functional. Today, we have provided you with some great tips to help you make sure that this is the case with your radiators. Follow these tips and you'll boost the efficiency of your radiators significantly.
Have Your Boiler and Radiators Serviced Regularly
You need to make sure that your boiler and radiators are in the best condition possible, and to do this, you need to have them serviced by a plumber/heating specialist. They will be able to tweak and balance the system to ensure that it’s working to its optimum capacity.
A boiler and radiator service will cost you about £200, but you can often pay for these in instalments from various specialists. Shop around for the best price, but make sure you use someone who is Gas Safe registered and who has extensive knowledge and expertise of the heating market.
Make Sure You Bleed Your Radiators
Air in your radiators creates cold patches. They make the radiators less efficient and the entire central heating system has to work harder to achieve a decent level of heat. This means that you will end up spending far more on your energy bills than you need to.
The solution is so simply, though. You need to remove the air from the system. This will take all of ten minutes to do the entire house, and it will help to keep your home as energy efficient as possible.
Make Sure You Use Your Thermostat
A thermostat will help you to keep your home at an even temperature. This will prevent you from wasting energy by making the house too hot. You set the thermostat to a specific temperature and the central heating cuts out as soon as it reaches that level, making sure that oy are not wasting nay money. With contemporary radiators, you can even buy thermostats for each radiator and for each room, so that you can further control the heating and help increase the efficiently of your home.
Make Sure Your Radiators Are Clean
One of the leading causes of inefficient radiators is dust. If you allow dust to accumulate on the radiator it will act as a layer of insulation and this will then affect the amount of heat given off in the room – it will cost more to achieve the same temperature as a clean radiator. Rather than just buy radiators to replace your dirty ones, simply clean them. A damp cloth is all you need, but be sure to dry the radiator afterwards.
We hope that you have enjoyed reading this article and that you now know how to make your radiators more efficient. If you are interested in buying new radiators, please visit https://www.designerradiatorsdirect.co.uk/.