OLD FASHIONED RADIATOR FAQs
Are old fashioned radiators more difficult to clean?
Usually, 1970s radiators aren’t difficult to clean, they will often be easier to maintain as the pipes can be hoovered as they are open, without a cover. It’s essential you do keep your old style radiators free from dusk so they can work as efficiently as possible. Like most radiators, old fashioned radiators can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Always go for soft clothes so you don’t scratch off any of the paint on your old style radiators.
How often will I need to bleed an old fashioned radiator?
It is recommended to bleed any radiator at least once a year, some of the vertical radiators will start to get cold at the top if they have trapped air inside them. Make sure you drain out any air so they can work efficiently and properly heat up. You will end up wasting money on energy bills if your radiators have trapped air inside and your home won’t be warm enough.
What makes a radiator 1970s style?
You can tell a radiator is 1970s style as it won’t have a cover, you will be able to see the panels. Radiator covers were developed and added later, as a safety measure for those who wanted to protect children or adults from falling and harming themselves accidentally on a radiator.
How can I protect my old fashioned radiators from corrosion?
You will want to avoid corrosion at all costs and keep your old style radiators free from any rust and marks. To make sure your radiator doesn’t encounter corrosion, you can follow all our advice.