Not only is a build-up of dust behind your radiator unsightly, it could also be stopping the heating system from working efficiently. In spring and summer radiators might be the last things on our minds, but when it comes to care and cleaning they shouldn’t be. Andrew Collinge, a heating product expert at Best Heating, explained that we should be removing the dust from our radiators on a weekly basis – no matter the season.
He explained how cleaning radiators can help homeowners save on thier energy bills.
Andrew said: “The majority of dust, about 60 percent, comes from the outdoors and things we bring inside.
“Dust settles on radiators easily.
“But keeping it clean can help lower heating costs as the build-up can prevent heat from escaping.
“Therefore making your radiators work harder and longer to keep a room warm.””
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Radiators, while not particularly easy to clean, are still a popular method of heating in homes today. Their bulkiness makes them visually unappealing but unlike forced air they don’t remove moisture. Obviously, make sure your radiators are turned off and cool to the touch before cleaning. If you still find they aren’t doing the job properly in regards to heating contact a professional.
At Team Mechanical we offer maintenance and repair services for radiators and other popular heating units. Contact us at 612-729-5646 to schedule a technician to come out and fix your radiator issue.