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Radiators for the home: what to choose?

How to choose a good radiator? Which materials are best? What size of radiators do I need? First of all, your heating installation has to be correctly sized so that your rads can produce enough heat.

When choosing radiators, you should devote attention not only to appearances but also to the materials from which they are made. There are three types of radiator : stainless steel, aluminium and cast iron.

Each is a little different from the others.

Steel radiators

These are very popular and have a variety of dimensions, colors and designs. They are protected from defects or corrosion, leaving you safe in the knowledge that your radiators will last longer. A good point about them is the price. You can find really cheap ones with a  good quality.

Aluminium radiators

Aluminium is a great product! It quickly produces heat, which saves on bills. No other material heats up as fast as aluminium. Heat is transferred to the room immediately. It also contributes to the care of the environment due to the ease of recycling. A good point about aluminium radiators is that they are very light which makes them easy to install for the plumber and avoids placing a load against the wall. Highly recommended.

Cast iron

One of the oldest and most solid materials for the production of radiators is cast iron. It is very solid, durable and resistant to corrosion. Cast iron radiators have character like in Victorian homes. Over time , their appearance has changed a lot and they are no longer as boring and grey as before. They perfectly maintain warmth after long distortion of the boiler, which saves you a lot of money.

Of course there are also disadvantages because they are very heavy, which can worsen the condition of your walls. In some cases, there may be a defect in terms of warming up time. They need time to warm up but they also stay warm for very long time. They gave a rough surface, which is hard to keep clean. The last defect, which can be scary, is the price! Unfortunately, they are a bit expensive so not everyone can afford to buy them.

We hope that the information contained above will be helpful in selecting good quality radiators for your home.

As we have seem, appearances are not the only consideration but also the materials from which the given product is made.

If you are still not sure what to choose, please contact Gas boiler Heating from Hertfordshire and we will be able to help.

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