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Why choose radiator heating?

Naturally silent, it delivers consistent warmth and provides a gentle ambient form of heat for the whole house.

Most flexible control

Radiators heat up quickly (within minutes) and can be programmed precisely around your timetable plus unoccupied rooms can be switched completely off.

Renovation or new build

When there is access below the floor, radiators are the simplest and least invasive to install.

Concrete and timber floors

Radiator systems are not dependant on concrete floor construction.

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Radiators

Visibility

Not all radiators look like they belong in a hospital, we offer a variety of styles from classic to modern to suit the look and feel of your home. All models are crafted in Italy and come in a range of aesthetically pleasing designs and lengths. Make them a feature or blend them into the background.

Responsiveness

Radiators respond almost in an instant and are very easy to adjust and control via thermostatic heads fitted to each radiator. Each room can be independently set for comfort or even turned off according to occupancy.

Heating of floor indirectly

Radiators heat the floor more indirectly than underfloor heating does, but don't be concerned because they will not only heat the air in the room, but also all the objects in the room for increased comfort. Additionally, if you were to open a window or ranch slider to allow air flow, the room will remain warm from radiant heat.

Underfloor heating

Visibility

The beauty of underfloor heating is precisely in the name - Underfloor! As the warm water circulates through pipes encapsulated within the slab, the system is effectively invisible so there is no interior compromise.

Responsiveness

Underfloor systems benefit from the large thermal mass that is your concrete slab floor. The temperature remains more constant and will slowly cool when the system is turned off.

Underfloor heating is designed to be left on for long periods of time, which may not sound very efficient, but a constant temperature is more efficient to maintain than allowing the system to completely cool and restart again from cold.

Efficiency can be further enhanced by adding outdoor weather compensation which uses an outdoor sensor to preempt changes measured outside before they are felt indoors.

Read more about outdoor temperature compensation.

Heating of floor directly

As the name suggests, underfloor central heating heats the floor directly which is luxurious underfoot, particularly in homes with solid surface floors.

Radiator System FAQ's

How does radiator central heating work?

Hydronic radiator based heating systems use a heat source such as a gas boiler to generate hot water which is silently circulated throughout your home passing through a collection of radiators. The energy from the hot water is transferred from the radiator into the room via a combination of natural convection and radiation before returning to the boiler for reheating and repeating the cycle. Heated towel rails can be included in the heating circuit which is a nice addition for keeping your towels warm and dry, but also drying lingering damp air from the bathroom.

Where are the radiators manufactured and from what material?

All of our radiators are designed and made in Europe by well known and respected suppliers. Depending on the style, our radiators are made from die-cast aluminium or steel and finished in a durable powder coat finish.

What size radiators should I use?

Our tech team will consider the size and volume of each space, along with the size of doors and windows to calculate the specific heat load (watts) required to maintain a comfortable temperature. This figure can then be cross referenced against a wide range of radiators to find an optimal size and shape that works in the room. A range of options might be possible so long as the output meets or exceeds the rooms requirement.

How do I control the temperatures?

The heating system is primarily controlled by a master programmable thermostat which turns the system on and off according to your preferences. It is normally located for user convenience in the main living space.

A thermostatic head fitted to each radiator maintains the temperature of individual rooms independently from the master (subject to the master turning the system on). This is particularly useful if a room is unoccupied or disproportionately warmed by the sun.

What heat source runs my radiator system?

Your radiator system is heated by your boiler (generally located in the garage or laundry), and the energy source is decided by the cheapest available fuel in your region e.g. natural gas, LPG, diesel or wood. The choice of a wood burning boiler (wetback on a large wood fire), however requires effort on your part to keep the wood fire burning constantly.

Can I combine my radiators and underfloor heating into a dual system?

Yes this can be done, but underfloor and radiator systems run at different temperatures so adds to the complexity and therefore the cost. 1 t is a nice option if you have a reasonable size ground floor with underfloor heating, and a second level with a timber floor construction which lends itself to radiators.

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