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Vertical radiator?

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propitia Tue 18-Jun-13 22:35:09

Am I mistaken in thinking that their efficiency is poorer/cost to run greater than horizontal radiators?
I am replacing all my downstairs rads so don't want to make a costly mistake in the name of saving space.

ixos Tue 18-Jun-13 22:53:32

Our plumber humphed and grumbled, said they'd never heat the room. They have been great. Fabulous. Wouldn't install anything else now. Love them.

cece Tue 18-Jun-13 22:56:18

I agree with ixos. Our kitchen extension is very toasty with them.

MrsRoss26 Tue 18-Jun-13 23:04:19

We replaced all our crappy horizontal rads with vertical in our Victorian terrace and they work a treat. B&Q have a calculator to tell you if the particular radiator will heat the room effectively - definitely give that a go first before you buy.

fresh Tue 18-Jun-13 23:10:25

I expect Pigletjohn will be able to tell you if there's science involved, but I can't see why a vertical set of pipes would work any worse than a horizontal set. We have verticals throughout and the house is very warm when they're on.

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