Replacing a Central Heating Radiator
By Rebecca Fox on May 15, 2015
Like most appliances in the modern home, over time a central heating radiator can become damaged and unreliable.
This is often caused by the sporadic nature of use on a radiator over the British summers, in comparison to the almost constant usage in the winter months, like central heating boilers radiators my need to be serviced at the end of summer when they are once again in switched on, and found to have seized up or become blocked from under-use.
Once repairs no long are cost-efficient, it is time to have the radiator completely replaced, especially with the advances in radiators – making them more energy efficient as well as reliable.
You might also need to remove a radiator for other reasons – with painting and decorating being the most common, as it can be hard to paint behind a radiator without removing it for a short period.
Finding a Plumber
If you would rather not risk removing your central heating radiator yourself, there are a number of ways you can get in contact with a plumber that will do the job for you. There are plenty of plumbing companies available that will send out one of their qualified tradesmen – you can read reviews of local and national companies on Boiler Guide. Always be sure to check the plumber has all the relevant qualifications and experience to carry out the job safely and effectively.
Replacing a Central Heating Radiator Yourself
If done correctly, the removal of a central heating radiator can be a simple task. Homebase have created a great visual guide to replacing a radiator with step by step instructions. It is important to note that if you don’t feel comfortable or qualified to carry out the work yourself you should always hire a qualified professional. You can get free quotes from local and national heating engineers through Boiler Guide.