Choosing the right radiator is no less important than choosing the right boiler.
There are three main types of radiators when it comes to radiator materials:
- Cast iron
To be able to judisciously select a radiator which will be the right fit for your home let’s break down their pros and cons.
Cast iron radiators heat up slowly, however, they retain the heat for the longest period of time. It is wise to opt for cast iron radiators if the walls of your house or apartment are not insulated. For homes with hermetically sealed double-glazing windows and insulated walls cast iron radiators are not the best soluation though.
Steel radiators come in two types:
- Mild steel radiators are relatively cheaper. They are commonly used in designer styles and are offered in a painted finish. However, they are less durable the other types․
- Stainless steel raidators are of high quality and increasingly durable. They also have high conductivity. Relative to aluminium radiators they hold the heat far longer. However, they come much more expensive than the other types.
Aluminium radiators being the most efficient conductors as distinct from their cast iron and steel counterparts give a quick blast of heat. Nonetheless, they cool down as quickly once the the central heating is switched off and you can immediately feel the temperature change. Aluminium radiators are highly responsive to thermostat changes and have low water content compared to the other types. This converts to cost-efficiency and lower bills for you. The other plus side is the wide range of colors and styles available․
Considering the mentioned upsides and downsides pick a radiotor that will be the best fit for your home and cut your bills.