In the UK central heating is an essential part of any home, and the overwhelming majority of homeowners choose to heat their homes with radiators. While standard radiators are ever popular, there is now an incredible choice out there to complement any home and taste. Choosing which one is right for you is a question of your style and the practicalities of your home.
Your room size, shape and function will have a bearing on the radiator you choose. For example, if you are choosing a radiator for your bathroom then it’s a good idea to take a look at a heated towel rail. Though a standard radiator is fine for the bathroom, a towel rail serves a dual purpose and looks great into the bargain. Companies such as Myson Radiators have a wide collection of these from vintage style to sleek, modern styles so choose according to your taste.
Rooms such as conservatories which are heavy on glass and light on wall space can present issues. There are a number of solutions. Low line plinth-style radiators can offer a solution, as can a style with a vertical single panel. A further option is to choose a stand-alone electric, oil filled radiator which doesn’t need wall mounting. These can also make an ideal heat solution for a garden office or summer house for example and are relatively energy efficient. These can also be the best option for homeowners who are just looking to heat an additional room in an extension perhaps. An electric radiator can be a cost effective means of heating without the expense of adding to the current central heating system.
Today radiators are not just functional. Some are designed to blend in to room design seamlessly and some are designed to be a feature in their own right. As an example, vintage-styled column radiators can add to a retro theme in the home and look particularly effective in kitchen and lounge settings, while some manufacturers produce decorative radiators for those with a minimalistic, contemporary taste. Some radiators are so contemporary in design that your guests wouldn’t guess in a million years that they were heating the room. Don’t feel you have to stick to a standard issue radiator. There are a myriad of styles out there.
Also consider the practicalities of your life when choosing a radiator. Some styles have smooth, curved corners and no sharp edges – a consideration for those with small children. Parents of small children may also want to consider Low Surface Temperature radiators which are exactly as their name suggests and offer heat without the need of a high surface temperature.
When choosing radiators, the room setting and styling as well as your practical requirements are the essential considerations. There is a vast range to choose from so once you have identified the type of radiator, you will be certain to find the perfect choice for you.