Home design can be a complicated business. If it’s a new build or a redevelopment you’ll have your mind set on getting out of the ground and the first fix before you think of the nicer things which make a house a home. But when you do get around to the interior décor and installation, one area which will need a lot of thought is the heating system you use.
Gone are the days when standard white panel radiators were used throughout a home, there’s now a plethora of choice in terms of radiators available, you just need to choose a type which works with your heating system and which suits your home.
Cast Iron Radiators
Cast iron radiators can be a beautiful addition to any home and hark back to the times when central heating systems were first installed. Cast iron radiators are generally made from different sections. So, choosing the length of the radiator will determine how many sections you have. They are also available with different column, widths so you can choose a tall slim radiator if space is at a premium or if you need a radiator under a window, a short squat radiator will suit perfectly. Cast iron radiators aren’t just available in the Victorian style we all know and love, they are also available in funky Bohemian and stylish Art Deco types for the discerning homeowner.
Design flexibility gives steel radiators the vast majority of the current radiator market share. Steel radiators can be made in a host of different designs with tube radiators showing similarities to their cast iron counterparts, whereas contemporary linear radiators can suit modern homes due to their strong striking lines. There are also bench seat steel radiators available which are available in a wide variety of styles to suit your living space.
Aluminium radiators have the advantage of high heat output with low water content meaning they are some of the most efficient radiators available. And because they are available in a range of designs and heights they are suitable for a wide range of different homes. With their white powder coating and their stylish looks they provide elegance and practicality whilst also responding quickly to changes in room thermostat temperature, making them an eco-friendly choice.
These are just a few of the different types of radiators available, check online to see what types are available and which will suit your design project.
Earnest Pickering is a fan of home design. He wrote this article on aluminium radiators on behalf of www.aelheating.com.