Radiator repairs and installation services are available from us when radiator problems occur.
Radiators are an essential part of any central heating system and provide thermostat-controlled heat to every room and area of a home.

Radiator repairs fix problems including limited output of heat, the effects of which are often felt most during spring, autumn and the winter months.

To avoid discomfort and potentially fatal living conditions for the infirm, elderly or those physically disadvantaged, our radiator repair services are affordable and perfectly compliment our power flushing services.

Our registered radiator repair specialists can carry out regular radiator and central heating servicing on existing systems or install radiators as part of a new room installation.

Bathroom RemodilingCommon Radiator Repair Problems – Leaks & Blockages

When radiator repair problems occur, replacing radiators due to leaks or other issues can be the most expensive option. Often, a full radiator service will uncover problems that can be resolved with replacing specific parts.

On older radiators or central heating systems, oxide sludge or limescale can build up, blocking hot water flow and limiting heat dispersal. When this happens, an internal clean (commonly known as a power flush) is suggested.

Convectors produce a large amount of heat through heating elements comprised of lightweight copper and aluminum and take up very little space, offering installation versatility. They distribute heat more efficiently than traditional radiators by drawing colder air up through the high efficiency coil, resulting in warm air distribution through convection.

There are two different types of baseboard heating systems: electric and hydronic. From the outside, these two types of heating units look identical. They both provide a slow, gentle flow of heat. So what’s the difference? We break it down for you below.

Electric baseboard heating

In the simplest terms, electric baseboard heaters work by drawing cool air near the floor over heated metal fins, and then the warm air is gently radiated back into the room. They are typically installed on perimeter walls underneath windows, which promotes convection of heat – as cold air falls from the window, it enters the baseboard unit through a vent, where the air is then heated by an electric current. The warm air then rises from the baseboard, and the pattern repeats itself, creating the process known as convection.

Hydronic baseboard heating

Hydronic baseboard heating works similarly to electric baseboard heating, but electricity generates the system’s heat indirectly. Hydronic systems work by circulating heated water or oil from a boiler to the baseboard heaters, where an electrical current warms the fluid within the baseboard unit. The heated fluid then radiates heat into the room.

Hydronic baseboards operate more efficiently than electric systems because the liquid within the system will remain warm for much longer even after the thermostat is turned off.

While hydronic units are more efficient than electric, they are more expensive to install due to the initial cost of a boiler and running tubing throughout the house. These systems are not as common in new homes today because there are more efficient, cost-effective ways to heat your home.