Do you have central heating?
The first thing to decide when buying contemporary radiators, is whether to buy central heating or electric radiators. Both have their advantages and their disadvantages.
If you have central heating, the buying central heating radiators is the best choice. They are cost effective and they work with your existing system.
If you do not have central heating, then you can consider installing a new system (this costs thousands of pounds), or, you can buy electric radiators. Electric radiators are good because you can position them anywhere.
They used to be a lot more expensive to run than central heating radiators, but with rising gas prices and the increase in renewable energy, they are becoming increasingly cheaper.
In fact, some people with central heating are opting for electric radiators in some cases. For example, when they want to hang a radiator on a particular wall, but there are no water pipes.
How Much Heat Do You Need?
You need to match the heat output of the radiator to the heat requirements of the room. This is easy to do. All you need to do is use a BTU calculator to work out how many BTUs your room requires and then match this figure to the radiator. BTUs stand for British Thermal Units and it’s the way that we measure heat output in the UK. You can find calculators on most radiator websites.
Where Will You Put It?
The best place to hang a radiator is on an outside wall or underneath a window. However, if you are buying a central heating radiator, this is only possible if the piping reaches that part of the room. If it doesn’t, you can extend the piping, hang the radiator somewhere else, or install an electric heater instead.
We hope that you now have a good idea about what to look for when shopping for contemporary radiators.
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