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4 Facts Every Homeowner Should Know About Radiators But Probably Doesn’t

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Published on December 4th, 2019

OK, so it isn’t always easy to make an interesting article out of the subject of radiators, so I am at least going to try and give you an article that is informative.

In this article, I am going to discuss five facts that every homeowner should know about radiators but probably doesn’t. Knowing these facts will help you to make Better Decisions when it comes to buying your radiators in future.

1. Curved Radiators Are the Best Choice of Towel Radiators

If you are thinking of buying a towel radiator for your bathroom, then you should consider buying a curved radiator. They are much more beneficial and the flat towel radiators are.

This is because it makes it much easier to place the towels on the radiator than when the radiator is closer to the wall.

It also gives more breathing space for the towels making them dry much faster.

Finally, because curved radiators are relatively new, they add something of interest to the space that you wouldn’t normally get with a typical towel radiator. So you kill 3 birds with one stone by installing a curved radiator.

2. You Need To Buy An Extra-Rust-Resistant Radiator For The Bathroom

Radiator For The Bathroom

It might look like it but I’m not going to only talk about towel radiators? One more on these types of radiators.

When it comes to bathroom radiators you have to make sure that you buy one that is best for rust-resistant, for example buying a stainless steel radiator. This is because the radiators are notorious for rusting very fast.

This is naturally because bathrooms are damp spaces and so they will rust much faster as they are exposed to damp. If you want your towel radiators to look better for longer, then go to the one that is more rust resistant and average.

3. Orientation Matters

You might find some people telling you said it doesn’t matter whether you buy horizontal radiators or vertical radiators. This is not true. The orientation of the radiator does indeed matter.

You should only use vertical radiators in small spaces but that requires a lot of heat, such the next to French windows, or in small utility rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Horizontal radiators of a better option in all other circumstances as they produce better heat output and spread the heat more evenly around the room.

Vertical radiators in the wrong place can be very expensive to run, as they cannot produce sufficient heat to keep the room warm.

4. Place Radiator Foil behind the Radiator To Make It More Efficient

Place some radiator foil behind a radiator will help to make it more efficient because it reflects the heat into the room rather than absorbing it in the Wall.

This is especially important if you share a wall with a neighbour, as I don’t want to heat their house for free!

I hope you have found this article useful and informative. It can help you to make the most out of your radiators to understand these facts.