When you’re choosing new radiators for your home, there are a number of things you need to take into consideration, including style, size, shape and what you need to use them for.
Here’s our guide to choosing the perfect radiator to match your requirements.
What size of radiator do you need?
The first thing you need to do is work out what size radiator you’re going to need. Use our Heat Calculator to help – all you need to do is enter the dimensions of the room and answer a few questions about it, and the calculator will tell you the wattage required per room. This will give you an indication of the size – and prices – of the radiators that will be perfect for each room, from which you can then choose the one you like best. However, it’s always best to double-check your calculations with your plumber or our team before you buy.
Which radiator is best for which room?
Some radiators are better suited to one room over another. In the bathroom, for instance, heated towel rails are an obvious choice. Many, such as the Space Bow, have dual-fuel options, meaning that when the central heating’s off, you can continue to ensure your towels are warm and dry. In the lounge, you might want to have a radiator that’s attractive enough to be the centre of attention in its own right, such as the Salice Nature. If you have an awkwardly shaped hallway, use a vertical radiator like the Arianna, which will make the most of the space whilst still providing a warm welcome to your home.
Electric or central heating?
If you are building an extension, a loft conversion or an office at the bottom of your garden, you may find it’s too expensive to extend your central heating system. However, you can continue to benefit from the look and heat of a designer radiator by getting an electric one like the Vela. In fact, many of our electric radiators, such as the Cliff Electric, have wireless receivers enabling you to control the room temperature from wherever you are in the world!
Period radiators for period properties
If you want to retain the character of a period property without compromising on heat efficiency, we have a range of traditional and cast iron radiators that will do the job perfectly! Some cast iron radiators such as the Cupid feature relief patterns copied from the Victorian era, so they really will fit in with your home’s character.
If you need inspiration or advice on designer radiators, please feel free to visit one of our showrooms to look at our range and talk to our experts.