When buying new radiators, it’s important that you understand how different features affect its performance. It is only in understanding this that you can make an informed decision about the type of radiator that is likely to suit you and your home.
In this article, we are going to explore the various factors that can have an effect on your radiators and their performance. We will consider the pros and cons of different factors and features, and will look at when they are appropriate to use.
The Finish of the Radiator
Within the radiator industry, you can have a number of different finishes. Each type of finish will have a different impact on the way that the radiator performs, so let’s have a look at each type of finish in turn:
Studies have shown that they are around 1% less efficient than white radiators. That isn’t much, and will probably end up costing you an extra £5 at most a year. Therefore, if your main concern about your radiators is how they fit your style, and black is a style that works better than white, just think of it as costing you £5 a year to have the perfect choice of colour.
However, do check the efficiency rating of a radiator. We are unsure how rigorous the studies that were conducted actually were and it could be that the methodology is poor and is flawed.
Horizontal vs Vertical Radiators
Horizontal radiators are typically the best option in most instances. The only exceptions are when the room is small but requires a lot of heat (a horizontal radiator won’t be able to produce enough heat because the space means using a small radiator) or when you want to place your radiators on either side of a window or door.
Central Heating vs Electric Radiators
Central heating radiators are still the best option…for now. This might not always be the case, but for now, they remain the cheapest to run of the two. You can buy dual fuel radiators are great for when you want to switch a particular radiator on without having to rely on the central heating, e.g. a towel radiator during summer.
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