Signs that it is time for a new radiator. Are you feeling a bit chillier than usual? Perhaps you’re sure that your radiators used to provide more heat. Or, maybe they just seem to take forever to heat up. If you’re looking for signs that it is time for a new radiator, we’re going to step in and help. Don’t be left scratching your head any longer; here are the signs to look out for.
Is Your Radiator More Than 15 Years Old?
This is not necessarily a sign but a fact. If your radiator is more than 15 years old, it’s most likely seen better days. Your best bet is to get a newer model fitted, and you’ll soon be back to experiencing that toasty warmth you’ve been craving.
Is Your Radiator Taking Ages To Heat Up?
If your radiator seems to take forever to heat up, take this as a sign that you likely need a new one. Most modern radiators will heat up in an instant; if you’re sitting around waiting for a while, it’s time to get rid of your radiator.
Is Your House Not As Warm?
Does your radiator seem to not provide any warmth at all? This is a sure sign that your radiator is probably faulty and should be replaced. Before replacing the radiator, however, it is a good idea to check that it can’t be repaired first.
Are There Strange Noises Coming From The Radiator?
When your radiator makes strange noises, you’ll notice it. If you find that your radiator is struggling to heat up and this is accompanied by odd gurgling sounds, take this as a sign. Most of the time, this is an indication that something else is going on with the radiator and preventing it from functioning properly.
Have You Noticed Leakages?
If you spot pools of water underneath your radiators, this is a sign that shouldn’t be ignored. Sometimes with leakages, the issue can be resolved fairly easily, but if not it’s time to get rid of your radiator and replace it with a newer model.
Check The Boiler!
Many issues that surround your radiator’s heat or lack thereof can be caused by a faulty boiler. We always recommend checking your boiler for any issues prior to pinpointing the blame on your radiator. Be sure to call an experienced plumber to carry out this task for you.
What You Should Do Next
If you’ve been nodding your head as you’ve been reading the signs above, it’s time for a new radiator. While you may be frustrated that you have to replace your radiator (they aren’t always cheap), sometimes it is best to do it sooner rather than later.
Not only will you benefit from a warm home during the colder months but you’ll also avoid potentially dangerous situations. Gas radiators can be very harmful and in the worst cases, lethal, if they are faulty. As the saying goes, it’s always best to be safe and not sorry! You can find a range of new radiator models over on the Trade Radiators website.