Typically, radiators are situated on an exterior wall and beneath the window. Many people believe that this is the only place you can install a radiator. What if we told you this was a thing of the past and that you can in fact install your radiator anywhere you want?
Nowadays, thanks to technological advances in home heating all traditional limitations which could have restricted where your radiator was placed have now been removed. Making a radiator so much more than an object of mere utility it now plays an integral part of your overall design. Read more about the new world of radiator design in our blog here: heating-style.co.uk/blogs/news/welcome-to-the-new-world-of-radiator-design
At Heating Style, we have radiators in all shapes, sizes and colours that would be perfectly fitted to multiple places around your home. Even your closet, or the end of a kitchen unit would you believe? We even have radiators suited to fit in tight corners to make the most of your room space, such as our Terma Incorner Towel Warmer. Perfect for your bathroom! On top of that, you can choose from over 2000 RAL colours as a special order which takes about 2-3 weeks to make.
Even though you can put your radiator wherever you like, it is important to get the most from your radiator by allowing for optimum heat output. So if you are planning a house build or renovation make sure you consider these five top tips.
- Keep your radiator away from furniture wherever possible.
Placing your radiator behind furniture restricts the amount of heat that travels around the room.
- Avoid hiding your radiator behind full-length curtains
They may look lovely; however, when a radiator is hidden behind them, floor-length curtains trap the heat so that hot air can’t travel around the room.
- Don’t feel afraid to change the position of your radiator
Perhaps, you’re thinking about replacing your radiator and assume it has to be mounted in the same place? Wrong. Don’t feel like you have to make-do with where your radiator is placed because of the pipework. You may find placing your radiator in a different area would work better for your home.
- Consider duel-fuel
If you are renovating your bathroom, consider making your towel rail duel-fuel, they give you the benefit of being able to electrically heat a towel warmer or radiator whilst isolating it from the central heating system in the summer without any complicated plumbing.
- Don’t forget to insulate
If you have no other option than to keep your radiator on an exterior wall, make sure the wall is well insulated. This ensures that heat isn’t being lost and maximizes the heat output of your radiator.
Learn more about this topic by listening to our podcast on Stray FM : 'Getting hotter and hotter room by room'