Tips On Changing And Comparing Different Heating Systems

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There are many different types of radiators available on the market today. Finding the right one for you depends on a variety of different factors. These include how much energy you are willing to expend, the size of your environment, and other structural factors of your home or workplace. By comparing different models of radiator, you can find the very best fit for you and your individual needs.


Single Panel Radiators

Often referred to as “K1” type radiators, a single panel radiator does what it says on the tin. A single panel radiator will usually be mounted to the wall, facing outwards, distributing heat through your room. Sometimes, but not always, they are also split into multiple columns, allowing for more surface area, which results in more heat distributed through your room. The benefit of a single panel radiator is that it is slimmer than double panel models, therefore can fit into tighter spaces where other radiators potentially could not.


Double Panel Radiators

Whereas the single panel is referred to as a “K1”, a double panel radiator is naturally entitled the “K2”. Double panel radiators consist of two single panels stacked against one another. Two is better than one! The benefit of a double panel radiator is that it has approximately twice the power and is also mounted to your wall. The potential downside here, is that they are not as beneficial for those who wish to conserve space. They can potentially end up sticking out fairly far from your wall. This is not true of all double panel radiators, and in some designs, this might be a good thing.


Vertical Radiators

Vertical radiators are often seen as the most desirable radiators for the fashionable homeowner. Benefits of vertical radiators include the fact that they are tall, therefore better at saving space. These aren’t for everyone, but contrary to popular belief, vertical models are just as capable at emitting heat as their horizontal counterparts.


Horizontal Radiators

Horizontal radiators are the classic model of radiator we all know and love. Obviously wider than they are tall, they are found anywhere and everywhere, usually under the window where the heat is most likely to leave your room.


Column Radiators

Column radiators get their name from the column like tubes within them, arranged in rows, connecting the top and bottom. Often this kind of radiator is more traditional in design, making them fantastic for the homeowner who wants a classic, authentic feel to their abode.


Heated Towel Rails

Heated towel rails, and towel rail radiators, are rather self-explanatory. Quite incomparable to other models of heating appliances, they are used in kitchens and bathrooms for heating and drying towels. It is worth noting that if your bathroom is smaller, a smaller radiator will suffice. Owning a larger towel rail radiator within this space will simply be a waste of energy.

Whatever radiator you decide to choose, always take dimensions into consideration. There are many radiator size search tools available online, so why not give them a try before purchasing the newest addition to your home.