Radiator noises: causes and solutions

We’re all used to our household appliances making noise. From the swoosh of the dishwasher to the whoosh of an extractor fan, sounds are everywhere.

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One thing you don’t expect is for your radiators to cause you a headache as they rattle away. No one wants to have their favourite TV show interrupted by a clanking radiator!

However, radiators can and do often make some noise. Here is a look at the main reasons this might happen and, more importantly, what you can do about it.

Noisy piping

Central heating radiators of all types can make noise due to the piping they are connected to. As water travels around the radiator, the hot and cold pipes expand and contract. This can mean noise from the radiator itself as well as from walls where pipes are located.

Filling with water

It is not uncommon to hear dripping and running …