Radiators make noise most of the time, this is completely normal and is nothing to worry about. There are two different types of radiators : electric or a standard non-electric radiator which is heated by water. If you are not sure what time of heating you have, please do not hesitate to consult the article about your apartment sent to you when you picked up your keys.
Electric radiators :
- If your electric radiators sometimes make a clanging noise, this is because of the expansion of the metal parts. This expansion takes place when there are changes in temperature. This is most often the case when you switch on your radiator again for the first time in autumn, or when you switch off the radiators for the whole day and switch them on again in the evening. The noise is normal for a moment, but if it continues for more than 24 hours, please get in touch with our technical team.
- If you radiator makes a ticking noise, this can be explained by the presence of a timer in your electric heater that you may have activated accidentally. In this case you should simply wait until the timer finishes.
Standard non-electric radiators :
When switching on your radiator, you may sometimes hear a noise of water flowing inside. This is just the radiator filling with the warm water which makes it give out heat.
- If the noise of water flowing persists after 20 minutes or half an hour, be sure to check that the radiator is not leaking. If this is the case then switch off the radiator by closing the valve and contact our technical team.
- If you can hear a swooshing noise, check the pressure at the general boiler as it is probably too high. In this case you simply need to lower the temperature of the radiator - you will be able to find details about how to do this by checking this article.