Why Aren’t My Radiators Getting as Hot as They Used to?

If you’ve noticed your home isn’t quite as warm as it once was, this might be down to your radiators being less efficient than they used to be. If they are not heating up as much as they should, your home will be colder. Plus, if you have to turn the thermostat up higher to get any form of heat, you’ll be spending more on your energy bills. Something has to be done to fix this issue. The good news is, it’s quite common, so there is something that a heating engineer can do. But first, you need to know what the problem is – here are some possibilities.

Sludge In the Radiators

If you find that your radiators are no longer as efficient as they used to be, it could be because they are full of sludge. One way to be sure of this issue is if the radiator is only warm at the top. If sludge from your pipework is sitting at the bottom of your radiator, the hot water can’t penetrate that area, so it won’t heat up as well, or at all.

Sludge in your pipework is also an issue. This will restrict the pipe, blocking it so that not enough hot water reaches the radiator, and the result is that it doesn’t get as hot as it used to.

Your Boiler Isn’t Working

The issue you are experiencing might not have anything to do with the radiator at all, but instead is linked to your boiler. A boiler problem means that the water in your central heating system is not heating adequately. Even if there are no blockages in your pipework or radiators, if the water circulating through them isn’t hot to begin with, the radiator isn’t going to get hot. The best solution here would be a boiler service or a replacement boiler.

Contact Us Today

If your radiators are not getting as hot as they used to, it’s always a good idea to call a heating engineer for help. Contact us today to find out more and see what we can do to assist.