Standard Radiator Replacement

Standard Radiator Replacement

Replace your old, inefficient radiator with a new, energy-efficient model that will save you money and make your home more comfortable.
Column Radiators Replacement

Column Radiators Replacement

Replace a new column radiator that will heat your home evenly and efficiently, and add a touch of style to your décor.
Tower Radiators Replacement

Tower Radiators Replacement

Transform your home's heating system with our Tower Radiators Replacement service. Enjoy modern style and efficient heating for a comfortable living space.
Towel  Radiators Replacement

Towel Radiators Replacement

Keep your towels warm and dry with our radiator replacement service.
TRV Radiators Valves Replacement

TRV Radiators Valves Replacement

Efficient and reliable TRV radiator valve replacement service for optimal heating control and energy savings in your home or business. Expertly installed by professionals.

Radiator Replacement By iFixxer

Have you ever noticed when your radiators are not heating up as quickly and efficiently as they used to? Or is it taking longer than usual for them to reach the desired temperature? Or it may be the time for a radiator replacement. 

Radiators are a crucial part of the property’s central heating system. They provide heat throughout the building, keeping occupants warm during the winter season. If the radiators at your property are properly maintained, they can last for many months and even years without needing to replace them. However, a time will come when they must be replaced due to the occurrence of the wear and tear over the years of usage.

There are several types of radiators that are available in the market:

  • Standard

  • Column

  • Cast iron

  • Vertical

  • Designer

Some Common Questions often asked by Customers

  • When it is needed to replace a radiator?

The average lifespan of modern radiators varies between 10 to 15 years. Older radiators become less efficient over time even if they are working perfectly for more than 10 years. However, they are more likely to develop problems within them, for example, internal corrosion and issues with hot water.

  • How long will it take to replace a radiator?

The overall time it takes is around 2-3 hours to replace the radiator. Each radiator takes a maximum of 2 to 2.5 hours to be replaced. Along with it, the system drain-down and refills time grabs another 30-35 minutes. However, in worst case scenarios, replacing radiators can be a full day's work. iFixxer has their own plumbing professionals who can replace the radiators effectively and efficiently.

  • What is the cost for radiator replacement?

iFixxer offers affordable and cost-effective radiator replacement services ranging from  £99 to £200 maximum. 

  • How often should radiators be serviced?

Plumbing tradespeople at iFixxer recommend having your system serviced once in  every twelve months. This is a legal requirement for landlords and is strongly advised.

Signs for Installing New Radiators

If you are aware of the signs to replace your radiators, it can save you money on energy bills and also ensure that everyone stays comfortable inside the property during winters. If you understand the warning signs that are associated with aged and faulty radiators, you can ensure that your radiators are functioning properly every time. 

Now, let’s discuss the signs that will indicate the time to install new radiators at your home or office.

  • Overheating

  • Coolant leak

  • Radiator sludge

  • Rusty radiator

  • Low coolant levels

  • Fluctuating temperature gauge

  • Discoloured coolant

  • Heater malfunction

  • Leaks

  • Old Style of radiators   

  • Thermostat

  • Clogged fins

  • Damaged radiator fins

  • Fluid discoloration

  • Radiator hose problems

  • Shifting issues

  • Water Pump

  • Your coolant level drops

Hence, it’s very important to regularly check for any leaks around the base of the radiator as well as check all of its valves and connections. Sometimes valves and connections need tightening or servicing if they become loose over time. Also notice if any part of the system seems to be outdated as compared to the modern radiators, then replacement will likely be a necessary option.

Problems / Issues Occurs in Radiator 

The first thing you need to notice is whether the issue is with one radiator or several radiators existing at your property. Determining this will help you in getting down to the problem. Some of the radiator issues can be straightforward which means that you can easily fix it by yourself, whereas some require professional assistance.

One Radiator is not Working: Following causes occur when a problem exists in only one radiator of your home. So, let’s have a look at some of the potential issues:

Before considering any issue, it's better to check whether you have switched ON the heating system.

  • Air pockets within the Radiator

You might have noticed sometimes that the radiator is cold at the top and there is some heat at the bottom. If you notice this, then this is a big indicator that the issue is simply the existence of air within the system.

  • Radiator Thermostat is not Working Properly 

The issue can be the valve of thermostatic radiator control has switched from setting on to a particular temperature to getting switched OFF. If the valve has been set to a higher temperature then the valves would not have seized in a closed state.

  • Accumulation of Sludge, Debris or Blockage 

You may have noticed some issues within the radiator such as:

  1. The radiator is cold at the bottom and hot at the top. 

  2. Some rooms are colder than others as your central heating system takes some time to warm up.

This is an indication that debris or a sludge has accumulated or most likely to have a blockage in the radiator. Due to this, hot water does not circulate because of the build-up that exists at the bottom of the radiator. In such cases, it is better to seek professional help to deal with such problems. 

  • A Radiator Leak

You might have noticed a lot of water coming out from the pipework. It is evident that a leakage is the problem and it is normally caused due to the existence of corrosion. This means that your system is poorly maintained and needs to be cleaned out thoroughly. Though, it is the worst-case scenario.

This can be very frustrating, as this means that it is time to replace your radiator.

Multiple Radiators not Working: Following causes occur when a problem exists in multiple radiators of your home. Let’s dive into some potential issues:

  • Diverter Valve Fault

Following conditions indicate that there is an issue with a diverter valve:

  • If you are getting hot water into your taps but not to your radiators, this could be an indication that the diverter valve fault is stuck. 

  • Moreover, the controls are not working correctly but the pressure is correct, yet there is still not any flow.

Diverter valve fault is not something that you should try to fix by yourself. It is better to get in touch with tradespeople.

  • An Issue in Central Heating Controls

This problem exists when your boiler is working as it should be and the pressure is also within the limits, but still the radiators are not getting turned on. This could be a problem with the electronic control panels that operate the timing of your central heating system and signals to your boiler. 

Generally, this problem is very rare, but still it can happen sometimes.

  • Boiler Pressure is Too Low

Combi boilers work in a closed-loop system and they are pressurised between one to two bars. If your boiler is not pressurised properly, then it will not provide the hot water that is needed to warm the house.

  • Corrosion

It is one of the most noticeable issues that you usually get to see on the radiators or on the heating panels that you use at your home. Corrosion can appear on the panels of the radiator, on the pipework or can also exist within the heating system and can cause major issues over time.

Therefore, it is possible to keep your radiator working for years and be regularly maintained enough to be able to provide enough heat for the entire room. It is sometimes best to replace all radiators within the property, and potentially even the entire heating system.

Benefits of Getting a New Radiator

There are various benefits that can come with replacing the radiators at your home or office:

Provide Better Heat: Replacing the old radiator with a new one will offer better heat. 

Installing Modern Radiator: All the modern radiators such as thermostatic radiators are energy efficient. This means that the initial cost of installing new radiators might be a lot for you, but it will cost a lot less when you have the central heating ON.

Radiators like thermostatic are gas safe and give you greater control over the temperature in every room. Moreover, modern radiators come in a wider range of styles, designs and colours such as wide or vertical panels which suit your home or office more than the older models were used to.

Types of Radiator Replacement Services iFixxer provides

iFixxer provides following types of Radiator Replacement services: 

  • Standard Radiator Replacement

  • Column Radiators Replacement

  • Tower Radiators Replacement

  • Towel Radiators Replacement

  • TRV Radiators Valves Replacement

Preventive measures to be taken for Radiators

  • Maintenance of your Radiators

Servicing makes our radiators run smoothly and consistently provide heating to your building efficiently for a longer run. If you have not maintained your radiators before, it is better to get them serviced as soon as possible to stop the occurrence of problems ahead of time. 

  • Keep your Radiators Efficiently Working

It is very common with people that they don’t think about getting their radiators serviced and maintained until they stop working. It is very unfortunate, by that point your radiator is no longer in a working condition. There can be numerous reasons your radiator may stop working during the winter season - the time when you need them the most.

If your radiators has already stopped working, in such conditions iFixxer can help: 

  • Stop problems before they start

If your radiators have stopped working this means that you have already lost heating. At this time, it can become a very urgent and expensive problem to be fixed. Instead, it's better to get your radiators serviced ahead of time. Plumbers at iFixxer will conduct a thorough check of your radiators and fix anything before it becomes a bigger issue down the line.

  • Regular radiator servicing

It’s highly recommended to get your radiators serviced at least once a year. The best time of the year for servicing your radiators is in the autumn season, before winter begins. Numerous households have their central heating switched off during the summer season, therefore it's very common to get the festering problems that tend to rear their heads around this time.

Frequently Asked

Still have any questions?

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The signs that will let you know about when to replace the radiators installed at homes: • Overheating • Coolant leak • Radiator sludge • Rusty radiator • Low coolant levels • Fluctuating temperature gauge • Discoloured coolant • Heater malfunction • Leaks • Old Style of radiators • Thermostat • Clogged fins • Damaged radiator fins • Fluid discoloration • Radiator hose problems • Shifting issues • Water Pump • Your coolant level drops If you notice any of the above-mentioned signs, just understand its time to change your radiators as soon as possible.

It is not required to replace all your radiators at once, first check which radiators are creating problems and are not working efficiently or have stopped working completely. Once you have gone through your radiators, now you can plan to replace them accordingly and timely.

Well YES! It is required to drain the heating system before replacing the radiators installed at your homes. If you are planning to just remove a single radiator, then you won't have to drain the entire system, just close the valves at both ends of the radiator and drain the water that is left inside. If you have any basic understanding about the radiators and are confident about the process, then you can give it a go at removing it by yourself, otherwise, it is better to call the professionals from iFixxer.

We strongly recommend hiring a professional or a qualified plumber or a heating engineer to fit it for you instead of fitting a radiator all by yourself. If you have the basic understanding and knowledge about changing the radiators, it is OK, but still you can make some expensive DIY mistakes or could result in greater issues.

Since the past few years, radiator technology has improved drastically depending upon the needs of the people of the UK. There are numerous brands of the radiators available in the market these days which have advanced features readily installed within them such as being energy efficient, etc. So, YES! replacing your old radiators can help you in reducing your heating or energy bills.