Radiators are commonly associated with central heating systems that use the hot water produced by our boilers to warm the home. However, things are now changing thanks to the improved energy efficiency of electric radiators.

Styles are changing as well, with different materials being used. Designer Radiators are capable of adding an artistic air to a room – a far cry from the old white boxes that so many of us are used to.

Radiators now come in so many more shapes and sizes too, so there will almost always be a solution available for any type of room, regardless of its dimensions.

In fact, when it comes to selecting a new radiator for a room, one of the first decisions will concern both size and shape. Thankfully, we now have a choice:

Vertical radiators

Vertical radiators stand upright and emit their heat right into the central room space. Because they are often tall enough to be easily seen, they offer the opportunity to be more stylistic than floor models.

There are many options of designer radiators that can add a beautiful element to the overall feel of a room. Take the Zana Vertical Radiator for example. The Zana Vertical Radiator is the perfect mix of style and efficiency.

Zana Radiator in RAL 9016
Zana Vertical Radiator

Their slender profile also intrudes less on furniture placement options, making them perfect for smaller spaces, particularly for kitchens.

Horizontal radiators

This is the more traditional option. Horizontal radiators stretch out over a few linear feet, and they release their heat into the room in a broader fashion.

They are usually placed beneath windows to counter the cooler air temperature typically found there and to lessen the amount of wall space being taken up in a room.

If positioned elsewhere they can intrude on furniture placement, as setting a sofa in front of a floor radiator will block the heat from entering the room.

If you’re looking for something that’s simple but with a little added designer spark, the Planatherm Horizontal could well be the horizontal radiator for your home…

Planatherm Horizontal Radiator
Planatherm Horizontal Radiator

Careful evaluation of the size and shape of a room will assist in deciding which style of radiator is best for you.

If you would like to see our selection of vertical and horizontal radiators, contact us to make an appointment to visit one of our radiator showrooms


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