At this time of year, we are relying on our central heating and radiators more than ever. But if one of all of your radiators are struggling to get to the right temperature, heating your home can be a nightmare. So what should you do when your radiators wont heat up? Well, here at Jenoli, we are leading central heating and boiler experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to how you should tackle cold radiators.

Dealing with cold radiators

While cold radiators may be irritating, thankfully, there is usually a simple solution. Here are our five top tips:

  • Check the boiler and central heating system- the first thing to do is to rule out any larger problems with the central heating system on the whole. If your boiler hasn’t been serviced, it could be a good idea to get this done and check your boiler health.
  • Bleed the radiators- if just one or a small number of your radiators aren’t heating up, the most likely cause is trapped air. Simply use your radiator key to unscrew the bleed screw until you hear a hissing sound. Once the hissing dies away and water starts coming from your radiator, close the bleed screw again. Your radiator should soon be nice and warm.
  • Check the valves- if trapped air isn’t the problem, you should check the valves. Make sure both the valve on the left and right of your radiator are open. In addition, check the thermostatic valve too. Thermostatic valves can seize up, and prevent the radiator from working.
  • Powerflush- Powerflushing is the process of removing sludge and debris that can become stuck in your central heating system over time, causing it to not function properly.

For more information or for professional support and help with your radiators, get in touch with the team today, here at Jenoli.