How Does a Home Radiator Work?
Radiator heating relies on a boiler to create steam or hot water, which is then circulated via gravity or a pump into radiators located in most rooms throughout the home, or an in-floor heating system. Because boilers are made of metal, they conduct heat well and provide a constant source of radiant heat.
Home Radiator Repairs from Mr. Rooter Plumbing
Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers numerous residential radiator repair services, and can:
- Bleed air out of radiator lines.
- Flush radiators to get rid of sediment and rust.
- Apply sealant to close water leaks.
- Replace leaky radiator valves and other components.
- Replace zone control valves.
- Replace circulator pumps.
- Replace leaky relief valves.
Home Radiator Repair Near Me
When it’s time to have your hydronic heating system or radiant heating system serviced, we’ll perform reliable radiator repairs that will keep your home comfortably warm all winter long. To get started, request an estimate online or call us.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is hydronic heating?
“Hydronic heating” is another term for a radiant home heating system. It relies on a boiler to heat water, which is then sent through a long series of coils, radiators, and/or radiant floor arrays to heat the home.
Do you have any tips for hiding exposed radiator pipes?
“Boxing” is simply building wood trim enclosures around exposed radiator pipes, and it’s a popular solution. On the other hand, leaving some radiator pipes exposed can provide a modern-looking style.
How hot does a home radiator get?
A hot water radiator will reach about 82° Celsius. Steam radiators can be up to 110° Celsius.
How to clean home radiator fins:
Cleaning a home radiator just requires a damp cloth. If you’re cleaning off years of dust and spills, use a non-abrasive cleaning product.