Radiators Not Working? Try This Troubleshooting Guide

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Radiators not working, especially as temperatures drop, can be incredibly inconvenient for homeowners. Radiators work hard for us for many months each year, taking the chill off the cooler evenings of spring and autumn and keeping us cosy in the coldest weeks. But even the best radiators will occasionally need a little maintenance to keep them running efficiently.

The good news is that there is much you can do yourself. Other times you’ll need a competent professional. 

Alison Wall

Alison Wall is an experienced homes journalist, and former chief sub editor of Homebuilding & Renovating. She has interviewed countless self-builders and renovators regarding their projects, and has a special interest in eco builds. She is also renovating her 1970s home and garden, and has a particular interest in making her own home greener, having recently added solar panels, an EV chargepoint and a solar battery system.