When To Purchase New Radiators

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2023

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Do your radiators function effectively and look attractive in your home? If not, you might want to consider purchasing new radiators. We have over 50 models, which are available in over 10,000 different colour and finish options! Exactly when to replace your current models is an important consideration, so let’s explore factors that may influence this decision.

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How Long Do Radiators Last?

It is quite difficult to give an accurate timescale on how long radiators last as it depends on multiple factors, such as how often they are switched on and the quality of materials used. An average estimate is that they should be replaced every 8 - 12 years for best performance. If your radiators have reached this age or are older, it might be time to consider purchasing new radiators.

Over time, it is inevitable that your radiators will corrode internally. As water runs throughout the system it reacts with the metal, causing small flakes of corrosion to build up. When left unchecked, these will settle at the bottom of the radiator, creating a kind of ‘sludge’. Unfortunately, this will then block the flow of the water, resulting in insufficient heat output. This causes your radiators to have to work harder, which often means increased energy bills. 

In the worst-case scenario, the build-up may damage the entirety of your heating system, leading you to have to replace your boiler! Therefore, if you find that the bottoms of your radiators are not warming up properly, it may be time to replace them.

The Best Time Of Year To Get New Radiators

It is important that your home is kept at a suitable temperature year-round, therefore, it may be best to invest in new radiators when the weather is warmer. This is not just to ensure that you are comfortable, as living in a home that is not properly heated can cause health problems and even damage your home and your belongings. 

Improve Your Home

As briefly mentioned above, making sure that your home is heated properly is not the only reason to purchase new radiators. Many of our clients come to us when they are renovating their properties and are looking for a heating solution that works well and looks fantastic.

We are particularly popular among individuals who are renovating period properties. This is because our models are based on authentic, original designs, giving them a classic look that suits this style of property perfectly. Interestingly, we have also seen an increase in people looking for traditional models to finish modern, industrial buildings!

Design Or Select Your New Radiators

If you are ready to replace your radiators, please visit our website to select a model from our ready-made range or to design your own. If you have any questions about our products, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team on 01400 263320.

If you are unsure as to which style is right for you, you may find inspiration on our Instagram, Facebook, TikTok or Pinterest pages. Alternatively, you can see our range in our Lincolnshire-based showroom and even enjoy a FREE factory tour.

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