Looking after your radiators this summer

Now that the warmer weather is arriving, it is the perfect time to think about your radiators. Radiator care is very important, and while they will most likely be switched off at the moment, or at least not working as hard, it can be a good option to carry out any work in the upcoming months, while they aren’t as necessary. But what can this involve? Well, here at Charter Heating, we are leading heating and gas engineers. And this is our guide to looking after your radiators this summer.

Looking after your radiators this summer

So, to keep your radiators in good working order, what should you do? Well, there a number of things that you could consider, including:

  • Bleeding your radiators- bleeding the radiators is a good way to keep your radiators functioning effectively and efficiently. Bleeding a radiator involves releasing any air that may have got trapped at the top of the radiator over time. This air causes heating problems, as instead of the hot water flowing freely around the radiator, the trapped air can cause blockages, preventing the hot water from heating the entire radiator. You will know that this is a problem if your radiators are only warm in sections, or at the bottom but not the top.
  • Powerflushing- A power flush is a chemical solution that cleans your central heating system, reducing any rust, dust or debris inside your pipes or radiators. This is very effective as any minor blockages can reduce the efficiency and effectiveness of your central heating system over time. Summer is the perfect time to tackle this, as it means your central heating will have a new lease of life as autumn and winter approach.

For more information or advice about looking after your radiators his summer, get in touch with the team today, here at Charter Heating.