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How to choose new radiator?

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MaryShelley Fri 02-Jan-15 19:37:26

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PigletJohn Fri 02-Jan-15 22:21:38

tall radiators are very good for heating the ceilings, so your spiders will be warmer than you will. A long low radiator is better for warming the room.

If you already have a radiator, decide if it is big enough to warm the room, or if you want more power. As a very rough rule of thumb, a radiator 600mm high and 1x metre wide can give about 1kW of heat. You will want a TRV to prevent the room getting too warm.

Tall radiators have to be fitted the right way up, they have a top and a bottom and baffles which cause the hot water to flow round the columns.

You will probably have to have it sprayed to your choice of colour, I expect it will be expensive. There are small painting workshops, some car repair bodyshops might do it on a quiet day, or know someone who will.

I have no idea of good brands. Look for a UK manufacturer or it might be unbranded from China.

MaryShelley Fri 02-Jan-15 23:05:14

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Fluffycloudland77 Sun 04-Jan-15 12:10:08

We have a fan that fits into the kick boards & draws heat off the gch pipes, it uses 25w of power to run the fan.

It's called a hydronic fan, they are about £150 to buy. It pumps out a fair bit of heat too.

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