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Choosing a radiator

How to select a radiator

Dose SIZE matter? In terms of keeping warm, yes it does. A radiator should be large enough to keep your room comfortably warm. The size of the radiator is determined by the amount of heat required for the room.

Historically, only plumbers and heating specialists had the expertise to calculate the heat for the room. Check back for our new calculator where you will be able to do this yourself.

What to consider

Now you’ve established the heat output required, the location of the radiator is something to consider. It’s best to place the radiator in the coldest part of the room if possible, as the cold air pushes the heat around the room i.e near a window or on an outside wall. If you are stuck for space just increase the required heat output. If you need help, no worries, give us a call.

Don’t forget, heated towel rails are a necessity in the modern bathroom. There are two main types: those which simply warm your towels, and those which act as radiators, too, keeping your entire bathroom cosy. Mirror radiators are another functional option, see our mirrored quartz range.

Have a browse through our glossary section to answer more of your questions.

Our Material Options Explained

Mild Steel
Stainless Steel

Valves Explained

Manual Radiator Valves
Thermostatic Radiator Valves

Electric Heating Options Explained

Standard ‘All Electric’ / ‘Electric Only’ Radiators
Thermostatic All Electric Radiator
Standard Summer Heating Dual Fuel Kit
Thermostatic Summer Heating Dual Fuel Kit

Central Heating Systems

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Sealed System
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