What are the best radiators I can buy?
Want to know what the best radiators to buy on the Market. In Martin Smith’s opinion, an emergency plumber, it would be the Stelrad and the reason we have chosen this type of radiator are for the reason as describe below including the most asked questions when it comes to radiators.
- What sizes do central heating radiators come in?
- Where in the home is the best place to put a radiator?
- What is the height of the radiator from ground level?
- What colour of the radiator is best and gives out most heat?
- How long does a radiator last for?
- If I take a radiator off the wall, would the rest of the central heating work?
- What is the guarantee on a central heating radiator?
- Is a radiator a gas engineer’s job or a plumber’s job?
- What radiators give most heat output?
- What should I receive when buying a radiator?
What sizes do central heating radiators come in?
Radiators come in different widths, length and heights and are measure mostly in to every 100mm however some radiator companies may have radiator in-between. In Martin’s and Stelrad’s opinion the measurements are best remembered in there 100’s.
Where in the home is the best place to put a radiator?
The best place to put a radiator depends on balance of room heat and cost effective. The best place to have a radiator if cost is not a problem will be the coldest place which is normally by the window. If putting a radiator away from the window then there would be more warmth retained within the home saving on the heating costs. In Martin’s opinion the radiator is best in the living area of the home where the warmth is need most and in most cases would be away from the window. Heat rises, so it is always best to keep the radiator in a low position but within reason.
What is the height of the radiator from ground level?
The recommended minimum height from the ground is 150mm. If the radiator is fitted below this measurement then the circulation and the use of the heat will be restricted.
What colour of the radiator is best and gives out most heat?
The lighter the radiator the more heat it will give out making the white radiator most efficient. It is estimated that a white radiator is 17% more efficient than a Chrome radiator.
How long does a radiator last for?
The age of a radiator depends on the manufactures, the quality of water circulating, the heat of the central heating and the fitting of the radiator. In Martin’s opinion Stelrad is a well know radiator will a great history of quality. Stelrad give a minimum of 5 years in all there radiators as long as there guideline are as followed but in Martin’s opinion, a radiator such as Stelrad should last more than 30-years or more as long as central heating is looked after in a good manner.
If I take a radiator off the wall, would the rest of the central heating work?
If taking a radiator of the wall the central heating will work if fitted to current standards but as recommended it is always wise to get a plumber to disconnect the radiator or could end up in requiring an emergency plumber. When the radiator is off the wall it is always a wise choice to black of any open ends, as some Thermostatic Radiator Valve will open.
What is the guarantee on a central heating radiator?
Some radiators may only give 1 to 2-years or more. Stelrad will give a minimum of 5-year on any of their radiator but not for the fitting as long as the instructions are as followed.
Is a fitting a radiator a gas engineer’s job or a plumber’s job?
Fitting a radiator is either a plumbers or a gas engineers job how ever certain work will be required to be done by the gas engineer such as the boiler efficiency to make sure the circulation of the radiator are as followed. A plumber can replace a radiator like for like or move a radiator to a different location but this does not give any guarantee of the efficient use of the central heating system.
What radiators gives most heat output?
Over the years there has been a lot of research when it comes to the heat output of the radiator system. The best efficiency given in a radiator is the shape the radiator is made such as the use of fins, which in most case takes up about 60% to the size of the radiator.
What should I receive when buying a radiator?
When buying a radiator, the radiator must be covered in the protective packaging and not open to any damage. The radiator should have brackets, plastic wedges, water vent and a blank end. Radiator do not come with radiator valve or TRV’s due to the type of central heating set up that is required.
With all the above in mind, the reason we have chosen Stelrad for best radiators is because they have all the above and the customer in mind.
If looking for more information on Stelrad then you can type Stelrad into the search engineer and take a look around the site but if requiring a radiator it is always good to mention Stelrad to the engineer or you could buy one from any good plumbers merchant.