For those of you who have central heating, choosing the right radiator for your home is an absolute must. Gone are the days when radiators were large, clunky, and visual eyesores in your home. Over the past decade or so, radiators have evolved from being purely functional household appliances to objects of style and beauty in their own right. Central heating radiators, furthermore, can be extremely versatile and come in a variety of types and forms. All you need to do is pick the right radiator which suits you and your home.
At Conwy Valley Plumbing, we are dedicated to providing and installing the right central heating system which accommodates your unique needs. Whether that’s a bathroom radiator, or even a designer radiator system, we have everything you could possibly need to keep your home warm and comfortable. Our expert engineers are trained in installing a variety of radiators; offering amongst some of the most competitive prices available on the market.
If you are interested in installing central heating radiators in your home, then look no further. Here is a summary of some of our most popular products and services.
There are many benefits for people who choose to install a central heating system in their home. Whether you decide to opt for gas, electric, or oil-powered boilers is entirely up to you. If you would like to learn about the financial and environmental implications of each energy type, then please click here. Nevertheless, here are some of the common advantages for people who choose to implement a domestic central heating system:
- Central heating is an incredibly effective way of ensuring that your home is evenly and thoroughly warm throughout.
- Central heating can provide up to 4 times more heat than hot air systems (like fireplaces and baseboard heaters).
- Each room with a radiator can be customised according to temperature, allowing for greater control than other heating systems.
- Central heating is a fantastic way of ensuring that your entire house remains at a consistent temperature; this prevents against any potential dampness which could damage your home.
- Boilers are incredibly user-friendly and can be easily repaired in most circumstances.
- Central heating doesn’t need to be on all of the time; meaning that you potentially cut down on your long-term energy costs.
For these reasons, central heating is one of the most common ways to warm a home in the UK.
Regardless of the boiler you choose, radiators are the most popular method of keeping your house at a consistent and comfortable temperature. They don’t just need to be practical, either. There are many different designs and styles of radiators available, ensuring that you will have a radiator which compliments the rest of our house. Here are some of the different radiator systems available on the market:
Single-pipe radiators are a more basic way of supplying energy to your radiators. A
boiler heats the water, powered by either gas or oil, and the steam produced is used to circulate through the metal radiators. Once the room is warm, the steam then cools and condenses into water again and filters down into the boiler again. Single-pipe radiators require very little maintenance and are common in older buildings.
This is a more modern radiator type and is the most common way of heating domestic properties. It works in the following way: two pipes are used to heat the radiators. One carries the steam and the other acts purely to bring the condensation back into the boiler. For this reason, the double-pipe system is much more efficient than the single-pipe.
It also has the obvious advantage of allowing homeowners to adjust individual radiator temperatures, rather than keeping the entire house at the same level of warmth.
Benefits and Disadvantages of Radiators
Modern day radiators benefit from being multi-functional. In addition to keeping your house warm, people can also use radiators to dry their clothes on. This is hugely beneficial for households which don’t have access to a garden. Many people specifically install radiators in their bathrooms for this reason. It allows them to keep their towels warm while also keeping the room dry. Without a radiator, a bathroom runs the risk of becoming excessively damp and thus a potential health hazard.
Nevertheless, there are some potential downsides to radiators. Although they require very little maintenance, radiators can be extremely messy to change when they need to be upgraded. The internal water system can become dirty and will subsequently need the special care of a professional. Additionally, radiators can sometimes have minor adverse effects on people’s health. The rapid heat with is emitted by radiators can sometimes send dust particles into the room, potentially contributing to the systems of asthma. Even more so, some people can find that central heat exaserbates their dry skin during the winter. To prevent these side effects, however, it’s always recommended that radiators are kept on a mild and consistent temperature.
Central Heating Radiators: a summary
At Conwy Valley Plumbing, we take pride in being able to offer an unparalleled level of customer service. Our engineers are expertly trained in installing some of the most popular and efficient central heating systems in the UK. We also offer extremely competitive prices and aim to provide cost-effective solutions to all of our customers’ energy requirements.
In addition to this, we have an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of installing domestic and commercial radiators. Whether you require a single-pipe radiator, or a double-pipe, we have something to suit every household. Due to popular demand, we also stock a range of bathroom radiators and designer central heating radiators.
If you are interested in installing central heating radiators in your home, or would just like to learn more, then please get in touch with Conwy Valley Plumbing today.