When you are thinking of changing your older, plain radiator to a designer radiators you want to find the most attractive solution possible, at the best price, and with the assurance that they will last the years and decades until you next feel the urge to replace them.
What doesn’t normally come to mind is your system’s health during that time, and why it is important to consider the well-being of your central heating.
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Most manufacturers have a stipulation in their terms and conditions for their guarantee that you should cleanse your system once every 12 months to maintain the guarantee, but it’s not uncommon for people to leave their systems until there is a problem. But provided that your radiators are good quality models from the Designer Radiator Showroom, there shouldn’t be any problems, right? Wrong.
Over time your system can accumulate debris, scale, rust and sludge, all of which traverse your heating and finally settle wherever they can, commonly in the bottom of your radiators, but also in your pipework, and even in the boiler and its pump. Amongst other problems, this means that instead of hot water in your radiators, some of it is replaced with cold sludge, making it more expensive to heat your home and for a poorer result.
Just take a look at the footage we took with our thermal imaging camera of one of our customer’s radiators!
As you can see the temperature at the top of the radiator is pretty normal, but at the bottom the radiator it might as well be turned off!
WHAT’S IN THERE?
Through the miracle of modern technology we can show you just what can collect inside your designer radiators if you don’t take good care of your system. Here is one of our expert heating engineers after removing just some of the sludge from the radiator in the first video with an electro-magnetic rod:
If that doesn’t convince you to take good care of your central heating then we don’t know what will!
When you have a new designer radiator installed onto your heating, your plumber will balance the system to ensure the correct pressure reaches each radiator, and cleanse the water to ensure it is in the best condition for your central heating. Make sure your boiler gets a service once a year, and do ask your heating engineer about whether they think your system needs a power flush to completely cleanse the system of any contaminants which shouldn’t be present.
Keeping a healthy heating system is very important for the well being of your designer radiators, but if you’re just thinking about purchasing a new one take a look at our complete range here!