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Different Types of Radiators

By 08/24/2023No Comments

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to types of radiators. So, choosing the right type for your needs can seem a little confusing. To help make things easier, here’s a look at the uses of various types of radiators.

Horizontal Radiators

The most popular radiator type in the UK is the horizontal radiator. These radiators are great for the winter months as they can heat your entire home fairly quickly. However, if you are looking to only heat one or two rooms, then these radiators aren’t the best choice.

Vertical Radiators

These radiators are pretty much exactly the same as horizontal radiators only they run up the wall instead of along it. The reason that people choose this type of radiator is that they save a little space when compared to horizontal radiators. Also, some find this type of radiator aesthetically pleasing.

Column Radiators (Old Fashioned Radiators)

While not as popular as they once were, column radiators are still popular with those who love the traditional design. Something that people may not know is that column radiators are usually able to retain heat better than many other styles of radiators which could actually help to save on your energy bill.

Designer Radiators

Designer radiators are a popular choice among those who don’t like the appearance of the other radiators mentioned above. These can be designed specifically to your tastes and size requirements. They are great not only for aesthetic appeal but also for spaces that wouldn’t usually fit a standard-sized radiator.

Heater Towel Rails

These are primarily used in bathrooms, not only do they dry your towels, but they can also be used to dry clothes and other wet fabrics. They are usually ladder-like in appearance making it easy to stack multiple items on each row. These can be heated by either your boiler or through an electrical outlet depending on which type you buy.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are radiators to fit all sized rooms and that suit all tastes. If you need a hand when it comes to choosing the right one for you then contact a plumbing expert who can help to give you a more in-depth look at each type of radiator mentioned above.