One radiator isn’t getting hot?
One radiator isn’t getting hot?
When you find out that one radiator not warming up, there are several things you can do to relieve the stress and hopefully fix the problem. Our guide offers some of the essential steps you should take. Read on to find out steps to troubleshoot the problem.
Check your radiator valves
If you have only one cold radiator and heat gets into other radiator’s system, a good starting point for solving the problem would be to start with the radiator itself. Make sure all valves of the radiator are open. It is also worth determining if the radiator is cold everywhere. Furthermore, check if the heat is entering them from above, below, or even through the surrounding pipes.
Another possible cause are thermostatic valves. Thermostatic heat valves may lock making the radiator to cease functioning. If you think that may be the issue, replace the valves or contact a qualified heating engineer to do the work for you.
Find out if there is airlock and bleed your radiator.
Trapped air takes up space at the top of your radiator. If a radiator heats up at the bottom and not top, this is an indicator that air is inside. Air can get stuck inside your radiators making them warm at the bottom, but cold at the top. You may have to bleed the radiator if this happens. An air trap at the top of your radiator prevents the proper circulation of hot water.
Check if the system requires power flushing
If all these issues do not match your radiator problem, try a power flushing service. Power flushing involves the removal of sludge and debris trapped over time in your central heating system. One indication that you might need a power flush is when a radiator only warms up at the top. The sludge at the base of your radiator prevents even surface heating.
Contact a local heating company near you
Identifying the source of the problem may be difficult if a radiator is not heating up, but sometimes the steps above will lead you to the right diagnosis. Your boiler, plumbing or piping may even cause the problem.
The safest thing to do is to call a heating technician. Whatever the issue, Grand Union can diagnose it correctly and repair it. If you need a heating engineer in the Milton Keynes area, please contact our team. We will assist you in identifying the problem and offer the best quotation. We look forward to restoring your radiator to full working conditions as fast as possible.
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