Some key terms and phrases to help you understand the world of radiators!
|A device used to release trapped air from a radiator or central heating system.
|A type of radiator made from aluminium, known for its lightweight and quick heat-up properties.
|Additional components or accessories needed for the installation or operation of a radiator.
|Automatic Bypass Valve
|A valve that maintains a minimum flow of water through the central heating system when radiators are turned off.
|A central heating system in which the flow of water is balanced, ensuring equal distribution of heat to all radiators.
|The process of releasing trapped air from a radiator using a bleed key or air vent.
|BTU (British Thermal Unit)
|A unit of heat energy used to measure the heat output of radiators and other heating appliances.
|A device that heats water for a central heating system and usually provides hot water for domestic use as well.
|Cast Iron Radiator
|A traditional type of radiator made from cast iron, known for its high heat output and heat retention properties.
|Central Heating System
|A system that distributes heat throughout a building via a network of radiators or underfloor heating.
|A pump that circulates heated water through a central heating system.
|A type of radiator with vertical columns, offering a classic appearance and efficient heat output.
|A type of boiler that provides both central heating and hot water without the need for a separate hot water storage tank.
|A stylish and modern radiator that combines aesthetics and functionality.
|The difference in pressure between two points in a central heating system, which influences flow rate.
|A valve that directs the flow of water in a central heating system, depending on heating or hot water demand.
|Double Panel Radiator
|A radiator with two panels and convector fins, offering increased heat output compared to single panel radiators.
|A measure of how effectively a radiator or heating appliance converts fuel or energy into heat.
|A radiator that uses electricity to heat up, often used as an alternative to gas central heating systems.
|A device that absorbs excess pressure caused by the expansion of water in a central heating system.
|A temporary connection used to fill and pressurise a central heating system with water.
|The volume of water that moves through a central heating system over a given period, usually measured in litres per minute.
|A device that controls the flow of gas to a boiler or heating appliance.
|An older type of central heating system that relies on gravity to circulate hot water, rather than a circulating pump.
|A device that transfers heat from one medium to another, e.g., from a boiler's combustion chamber to the water in a central heating system.
|The amount of heat a radiator or heating appliance can produce, usually measured in BTUs or watts.
|An electrical component that converts electricity into heat, often used in electric radiators.
|A chemical added to the water in a central heating system to prevent corrosion and the build-up of limescale.
|The process of fitting and connecting a radiator or central heating system components in a building.
|A unit of energy or work, used to measure the amount of heat energy in a central heating system.
|A valve that prevents hot water from flowing back into the cold water supply in a central heating system.
|A unit of power equal to 1000 watts, often used to measure the heat output of boilers and heating appliances.
|A valve used to balance the flow of water in a central heating system, usually fitted on the return side of a radiator.
|A device that captures and removes magnetic debris from the water in a central heating system to protect the boiler.
|A valve that allows water to flow in one direction only, preventing backflow in a central heating system.
|The amount of heat a radiator or boiler can produce, usually measured in BTUs or kilowatts.
|The distance between the centres of the inlet and outlet pipes on a radiator, used for measuring and installation.
|A process that uses high-pressure water and cleaning chemicals to remove sludge and debris from a central heating system.
|Pressure Relief Valve
|A safety device that releases excess pressure from a central heating system to prevent damage or failure.
|A heat-emitting device that uses hot water or steam to transfer heat to the surrounding space.
|Devices used to control the flow of water through a radiator, allowing for temperature adjustment.
|The pipe that carries cooled water back to the boiler from the radiators in a central heating system.
|Single Panel Radiator
|A radiator with one panel, offering a lower heat output compared to double panel radiators.
|A type of boiler that works with a separate hot water storage tank, providing central heating and hot water.
|Thermostatic Radiator Valve (TRV)
|A radiator valve that automatically adjusts the flow of water based on the room's temperature.
|Towel Rail Radiator
|A type of radiator designed to heat and dry towels, commonly found in bathrooms.
|A heating system that uses pipes or cables embedded in the floor to provide warmth throughout a room.
|The process of releasing trapped air from a radiator or central heating system to improve efficiency.
|A radiator that is attached to a wall, saving floor space and providing an efficient heat source.
|A loud noise caused by a sudden increase in water pressure in a central heating system, usually due to air in the system.
|A type of filter installed in a central heating system to remove debris and prevent damage to the boiler and other components.
|A valve that controls the flow of water in a specific zone of a central heating system, allowing for independent temperature control.