We give you expert advice on common radiator problems. But first, how does a radiator work? Radiators are ‘wet’ heating systems, i.e. they are filled with water that has been heated by the boiler and circulated around the system. Heated water ‘flows’ from the boiler and then ‘returns’ back to it (hence system pipework is referred to a ‘flow’ and return’). There are some very common problems you can experience with radiators:
- One radiator is not working or one radiator is not getting hot
- Radiator is cold at the bottom
- A radiator is leaking
- None of the radiators are working
We talk you through the likely causes and advise on repair or replacement.