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Please tell me about curtain length and heaters

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ItsAllTLAsToMe Fri 24-May-13 12:42:52

I'm starting to gather that you shouldn't have full length curtains that cover a heater, is that right?

nextphase Fri 24-May-13 20:38:57

The heaters need to be exposed to the room to allow it to heat them.

We have curtains that are long enough in most rooms to tuck behind the radiators in the winter. This means they are long enough (I don't like curtain hems which sit on the window sill). In the summer we just shut them.

ItsAllTLAsToMe Sat 25-May-13 08:15:34

Thanks next!

MrsTaraPlumbing Sat 25-May-13 13:12:40

I have always like the look of big curtains sweeping the floors. But my heating engineer husband taught me that the best design for central heating with radiators put the radiators under the windows.
The cold windows help for convection process for warming the room - and I have found this to be true i real situations.

Eventually I hope to look forward to a future of long sweeping curtains and no radiators just underfloor heating!

In the mean time, yes you are loosing heat if you put your heater behind a curtain (or behind a bed or behind furniture...

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