4 radiator safety tips
1. Make sure the radiators are installed properly and safely
Radiator safety starts right at the beginning with a professional installation in order to avoid the risk of water damage or short-circuits as well as damage to the radiator, heating system and walls. All possible side effects if the installation isn’t done correctly.
Moreover, to ensure absolute safety, different rules apply depending on the environment in which the radiators are installed. In a school, for example, the fixing of a radiator to the wall must meet different requirements than in a private home. Therefore, it’s highly recommended that you hire a professional to install your radiators.
2. Bleed the radiators at least once a year
In general, radiators are only used during the colder months of the year. At the beginning of the heating season, it is essential to bleed the radiators to achieve quick and complete heating and at the same time prevent corrosion in the radiator. This means that you release the air that’s trapped inside the radiator, so that the radiator is completely filled and develops its full potential to effectively heat the room. So, before you put the heating system on, open all thermostatic heads and use an air vent key to open the airway at the top. When water starts dripping out, close the air vent. Just like that your radiators are ready for another heating season.
3. Allow the heat to circulate
Avoid placing a piece of furniture or other elements in front of your radiators. These can interfere with radiation and air circulation and greatly affect your thermal comfort. Instead of trying to hide your radiators, why not go for a design radiator and turn this everyday item into a stylish addition to your interior or statement piece that elevates the rest of your décor.
4. Do regular maintenance
Whether you have a hydronic or an electrical radiator, regular maintenance is essential for the efficiency and safety of the entire heating system. Checking your radiators from time to time or letting your HVAC specialist take a look can help to spot signs of damage so that you can fix this before it’s too late. Regular maintenance not only ensures radiator safety but also keeps your radiators in good condition so that they can spread heat effectively.