Like hydronic underfloor systems, radiators provide radiant heating. That means a solid object (in this case, the radiator fins) is heated instead of the air itself – creating gentle, ambient warmth that evenly heats the room.
Central heating radiator design has come a long way since the institutional school heaters of old; today’s models come in a range of styles and sizes to suit all kinds of interiors. They can be linked to a variety of boiler or heating systems and are very cheap to run when linked to an energy-efficient water heater like a hot water heat pump.
Radiator heating is an excellent option for existing homes because they can be easily retrofitted.
How central heating radiators work
The network of radiators is connected to a central heat source (hot water heat pump, boiler or ground source heat pump) that heats the water then pipes hot water through the radiator fins, warming your home with comfortable, even heat. Radiators can be installed throughout the house and controlled manually room-by-room, or automatically via a thermostat.
Radiators can be integrated with a hydronic underfloor heating system in new multi-storey homes to provide whole-house heating and comfort.
Why radiator heating is good
- Comfortable, radiant heat
- Room-by-room control
- Integrate heated towel rails as part of system
- Wide range of styles available
Are central heating radiators safe?
Radiators are very safe and require little maintenance. However, a radiator cover is recommended if you have small children or elderly people living in the home, as their skin is more delicate and can burn if prolonged contact with the radiator surface is made.
How much will they cost?
Right House offers a wide range of radiators incorporating the latest European designs and fashions.To obtain a quote for your house contact a Right House Sales Consultant.