In some cases, the best way to save money on your energy bills is by replacing part or all of your central heating system. If you’ve already got an efficient boiler, then you may be wondering whether replacing your radiators will help you save money.
Should you get new radiators?
You may find that your central heating will be far more efficient and cost effective if you replace your radiators. Radiators that are older than your boiler may not be able to cope with the output from the boiler so will be unable to heat your home properly. Another factor to consider is the size of your existing radiators. Larger radiators can be more efficient, however you should always match the size of the radiator to the size of the room.
Older radiators also tend to be single panel. Replacing these with double panel or convector radiators will mean a room will be warmer as the double panels radiators emit more heat, allowing you to reduce the amount of time your heating is on for.
Make the most of your radiators
There are a number of ways that you can increase the warmth of your home and save money on your energy bills without replacing your radiators. Here are just some small changes you can make that can help improve the efficiency of your radiators:
Install thermostatic radiators valves. This will give you better control over each radiator in your home.
Add Shelves. Shelves positioned above your radiator will change the direction of the warmth emitted, pushing it into the room rather that upwards towards the ceiling.
Bleed your radiators. Bleeding your radiators releases any air or other gas from your radiators that prevents them from working efficiently. Find out how to bleed your radiators.
There are plenty of different ways to improve the efficiency of your central heating system and cut the cost of your energy bills. To find out how a heating engineer can help your Bristol home stay warm, or to book a boiler servicing, please get in touch with a member of our team.