Radiator Not Heating Up? Our Quick Fix Guide is Here to Help

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A radiator not heating up is a fairly common problem faced by homeowners — but it is a nuisance nonetheless, particularly if it is impacting more than one radiator in your home. Usually, there is a simple explanation and putting the problem right should not be too difficult.

So if you have found your radiators are cold and are puzzling over the cause we are here to help, with a list of the most frequent causes and their solutions. Some radiator problems will need to be fixed by a professional, while others are simple to put right on a DIY basis.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.