Whilst we have a huge range of coloured designer radiators, you might find that painting your existing radiators is the way to go. If your radiator is still performing well with no cold spots and has no cold bottom, painting it may be the key to giving it a new lease of life and giving your home a fresh new look. Whether you are seeking a fresh coat of white paint to breathe new life into your older radiators, or looking for a dramatically colourful transformation this guide will tell you everything you need to know and do to successfully paint your radiators yourself. With a new coat of paint your radiator can blend seamlessly into your walls and complement your space effortlessly, or become a bold focal point of any room with a vibrant colour.
There are several ways to paint your radiator which will be detailed below in our handy guide.
What You Need To Paint A Radiator
- A clean radiator – it might be a good idea to remove your radiator so you can paint both the front and back and allow it to dry safely.
- Damp and dry clean microfibre cloths.
- Dust sheets/newspaper to protect your floor whilst painting.
- Sandpaper – medium grit.
- Radiator primer.
- Paint in your chosen colour.
- Paintbrushes – you may need a couple sizes, a large one for most of the painting and a smaller one for tricky spots.
Top Tip: If you are going to paint your radiator pipework too, it is a great idea to have extra cardboard or paper to hand to place between the wall and the radiator, to help you avoid any paint getting onto the wall.
What Kind of Paint Should I Use?
There are several varieties of paint you can use to paint your radiator; each have their own benefits and downfalls. Think carefully about your needs for your radiator and consider each choice before selecting your paint.
- Specialist radiator paint
If you are painting your radiators white, this is the best option. Specialist radiator paint is manufactured to be less likely to yellow over time, like other varieties of paint may do. There is a more limited selection of colours with specialist radiator paint, but for a fresh coat of white, we recommend it.
- Solvent-based paints
Satinwood from Dulux is a great option for a solvent-based paint as there is a huge range of colours to choose from. If you are seeking, bold, vibrant colours then look no further. One thing to note is that you may find the paint smells a little when you first use your radiators after painting. This paint smell will fade in a few days.
- Standard emulsion with a clear overcoat
You can use a standard emulsion paint, after applying primer of course, then use a clear protective radiator overcoat to seal the paint in. This clear overcoat will protect your radiator from scuffs and bumps. If your radiator will be used a lot during winter, you may consider a different type of paint, as emulsion may crack slightly when it is heated for a long period of time.
- Spray Paint
You can use a spray paint to paint your radiator. We recommend you remove your radiator and use your spray paint outside wearing a facemask to avoid inhaling the paint. You could use spray paint in a garage or an empty room, but ensure you cover all floors to protect your space, and keep all windows open to well ventilate the room.
How To Paint Your Radiator
Step 1 – Preparation
Turn off your central heating and open the window in the room your radiator is in. Your radiator must be cold before you paint it. If your radiator is still warm, the paint will not adhere to the surface properly and will be drippy and uneven.
You must ensure the room is well ventilated when you paint the radiator, all windows must be open in the room to ensure good air flow.
Clear the area in the room, hoover as much dust and dirt as possible to avoid anything sticking to the wet paint.
Clean your radiator, using a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap like washing up liquid, then dry with a clean cloth.
Place your dust sheets or protective newspaper down to cover the floor surrounding your radiator and protect from drips and spills.
Step 2 – Sanding the Radiator
Sanding your radiator will help to roughen the surface, which will make it easier for the paint to adhere to the surface and give a nice, even coat.
Using a medium grit sandpaper, sand your radiator evenly to clear any unwanted surface debris. Pay close attention to rough spots, ensuring they are smoothed out to create a nice even surface for paint to adhere to. Take the time to do this step properly, the smoother your radiator, the better the paint finish will look.
Once all the rough edges and rust marks have been removed, dust your radiator and clean again so it is ready to paint.
Hoover the room and around the radiator again to clear all dust, and use a microfibre cloth that is slightly damp to remove any dust stuck to the radiator.
Step 3 – Priming the Radiator
You will need your radiator primer for this step. Priming the radiator is crucial as it will protect the bare or rusty parts of your radiator and provide a good, solid base for the paint to cling to.
If your radiator does have rust spots, it is a good idea to use an anti-corrosive primer to prevent the rust from getting worse over time.
Apply your primer with a standard paintbrush following the manufacturer’s instructions.
If you are using a metal primer spray, ensure you spray from 6-8 inches away from the radiator to avoid coating too heavily.
Paint or spray in smooth motions up and down the radiator to prevent drips and wet spots from forming.
Check the manufacturer’s instructions on drying times, but leave the radiator to dry for a minimum of 3 hours to completely dry. Your radiator must be dry to the touch and not tacky.
Step 4 – Painting the Radiator
Your radiator will now be primed, dry and ready to paint. Give your radiator one last wipe down to sweep away any dust that has settled.
If you are using a tinned paint, give the tin a good shake before opening and a good mix before you start to use it.
Carefully apply the paint top the surface of the radiator, being careful not to overload your brush. Paint in the same direction as the grooves or panels on your radiator for a nice even finish. For the best results, paint the edges first then the face of your radiator.
If you have a column radiator, or a radiator constructed from tubes, take special care painting the sections, using a smaller paintbrush to get tricky corners and angles.
Paint around the edges of your radiator first, then using slow, sweeping motions paint from the top to the bottom of your radiator, blending in with the edges.
Move from one side of the radiator to the other, ensuring a nice, even coat from one section to another.
If you are using spray paint to paint your radiator, follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully, and ensure a neat, consistent coating of paint.
You might find that removing the radiator before painting is a better option for you. Depending on the style of the radiator, you may not see the back of it on the wall so can avoid painting this area. Styles like column and tube radiators, you can see through the radiator to the wall, so removing it to paint may be a better option.
Following the manufacturer’s instructions on the paint container, allow your radiator to dry for the recommended drying time.
Step 5 – Second Coats and Overcoats
You may find your radiator needs a second coat of paint, follow the same steps as above to get a neat, professional finish.
Depending on the paint type you have chosen to use, your radiator may need a clear overcoat.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully, and paint a thin, even coat of overcoat onto your radiator and allow this to dry completely before moving or touching the radiator to prevent smudges and damage.
If you have taken your radiator off for decorating, use our handy guide to reinstall it once it is fully dry.
We would always err on the side of caution in drying times, we recommend leaving your radiator to dry for at least 48 hours to ensure the paint has time to harden.
Can I Paint My Radiator Pipes?
You may want to paint your radiator pipes whilst you paint your radiator too, it can be a little fiddly but it is easy to do.
Let your pipes cool completely before handling.
Cover the base of the pipes with newspaper, secured with masking tape.
Tape some cardboard to the wall behind the pipes to protect from splashes and spills.
Clean your pipes with a damp cloth and dry with a clean cloth the remove dust and debris.
Sand the pipes to create a clear surface for painting, brush off excess dust with a clean paintbrush.
Apply primer to the pipes, you may need two coats. Allow to dry completely, preferably overnight.
Apply your radiator paint, we recommend two coats, with the paint drying properly between coats.
Using an up + down motion, apply the paint evenly and neatly to the pipes with a small paintbrush, ensuring even coverage.
Make sure you don’t paint over the valves, potentially sealing them and causing damage to the pipework.
Leave your radiator pipes and radiator to dry for at least 48 hours to allow the paint to harden.
Can I Re-Paint My Radiator?
You may find after time that you want to re-paint your radiator again, maybe you want a different colour or just to freshen the white colour.
To repaint your radiator, you will need to sand off as much paint as you can, then use a paint remover. Follow the instructions on the paint remover, and apply to the radiator and leave on until the paint has softened.
Once the paint has softened, you will be able to scrape it off with a paint remover or wallpaper scraper.
Depending on the thickness of the paint, you may need to repeat this process. Once paint is removed, clean your radiator again and remove all dust and debris.
Once your radiator is thoroughly dry and dust free, you can then re-paint your radiator.
Important Things to Remember When painting a radiator
Make sure your central heating is completely off before you remove paint and re-paint, you do not want it to be warm.
Keep the room well ventilated and clear of hazards and furniture.
Keep a wet edge on your paintbrush to avoid unsightly brush marks.
Always allow longer than you think for paint to dry, the last thing you want is to spend a day painting and to smudge it at the last second.
There may be a smell coming from the paint for a few days when you turn your heating on, this will fade within a week. Keep the room well ventilated.
With the above guide, painting your radiator will be an admittedly lengthy, but rewarding process and your radiators will look brand new.
If you decide that new radiators may be the way to go instead, look no further than our huge range of designer radiators and towel rails, available in an astounding variety of styles, sizes and finishes to suit any heating need. A huge selection of our radiators are available in multiple finishes and countless RAL colours.
If you need help or advice for anything radiator related, our expert sales team are on hand – send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call – 01257 452 879
When it comes to the weekly clean, radiators are one element of the home that are often overlooked. With tight angles, dusty grills and fiddly parts, radiators are one of the most long-winded and time consuming things to clean, and frankly, we have better things to do! Like cleaning oven ranks and deep-cleaning fridges, there are so many better uses of our time.
However, a clean and dust free radiator will not only make your home look and smell better, it will work more efficiently. If you have convector radiators, dust getting trapped in between the fins inside the radiator will prevent heat from escaping, so your radiators will have to work harder to heat your room.
That new home feeling is worth the time and effort and your energy bills could improve!
If you are just as guilty as us of neglecting your radiators, now is the perfect time to give them a good clean. Giving your radiators a good, deep clean every 6 months or so will prevent dust from building up and keep your home healthy and clean.
A quick once over in your weekly clean will keep dust from amassing and complete your cleaning routine. The energy savings are not astronomical from this tip, but all pennies eventually make pounds!
Why is my radiator dusty?
The air is filled with dust, from inside and outside your home. This dust and other debris (think pet hair, nicotine residue) will enter your radiator due to the circulation of air in the room. As warm air rises and cool air falls, the cool air will take the dust with it, and draw this dust into the radiator, settling nicely in the fins and panels.
You may not have noticed the dust build up before, as we don’t typically spend a lot of time staring intently down a radiator, but we bet if you checked now, you’d find it. You will need:
- Bucket or washing up bowl of soapy water
- Sponges & clothes
- Towel or dust sheet
- A long stick – like a yardstick or the handle of a telescopic feather duster
- Rubber gloves on and ready to clean!
Turn your heating off first. There are two reasons to do this. Most importantly, you will not have to deal with hot metal and will be safe from burning yourself.
Secondly, cleaning your radiator when it is cold will stop the convection current from drawing even more dust into the radiator for you to clean. Always ensure your radiator is fully cooled before you begin cleaning.
Hoover time! Hoover thoroughly underneath your radiator and the surrounding areas to clear as much dust from the room as possible – it’s a great time to give the whole room a good hoover, moving furniture and using the hose attachment for tricky corners.
If you can get underneath your radiator and hoover up the dust from the bottom of it, this is perfect.
If you hoover has a long, slim hose attachment which will allow you to get down and inside the fins of your convector radiator, now is the time to give it a go.
For designer radiators constructed of tubes or columns, if you can get a hoover attachment through the gaps, you can safely remove dust this way.
If you are not fortunate enough to have a perfectly sized hoover attachment that seems like it was manufactured specifically for radiator cleaning purposes, not to worry. You definitely do not need to buy one, or spend needless money on a special radiator cleaning brush.
Using the long stick, a yardstick, metre ruler or even the handle of a telescopic feather duster, wrap a cloth around one end of it and secure with a Sellotape, a rubber band or hair tie.
Place your towel or dust sheet underneath the radiator to catch the dust, then push the stick down the back of your radiator from top to bottom, pushing dust and dirt out section by section. This method is also ideal for designer radiators that are column style or constructed from tubes.
Still got dust?
It’s time to bring in the big guns – you will need a hair dryer. A really easy way of getting the dust out from inside and down the back of your radiator is to blast it out with a hairdryer. Just point your hairdryer into the grooves at the top of the radiator and let it blast on the highest setting. The dust will be swiftly blown out of the radiator ready to be collected on your towel or dustsheet.
Time to grab your soapy water and sponge. Fill a bucket or washing up bowl with warm water and your favourite mild cleaner – a washing up liquid or mild all purpose cleaner will be perfect. Swish the water around until you’ve got nice soapy water and get your sponge wet then wring out until it is sightly damp.
Use the sponge to clean the exterior of your radiator, ensure your towel or dustsheet is nearby to catch any water spills. Use your dry duster or clean cloth to dry the radiator and avoid rusting.
Top Tip: check the wall above your radiator for any dirt or dust stuck to the wall, using your slightly damp sponge, gently clean this off then wipe dry with your clean cloth.
Never use abrasive cleaning products like Brillo pads, as these will scratch and damage the surface of your radiator.
If you have stubborn stains on your radiator that will not come off, spritz a spray cleaner solution onto the stain and leave for 5 minutes or so, and give it a good scrub with a damp cloth.
Never remove panels or parts from your radiator apart from the top grill – you do not want to damage the radiator in the cleaning process.
Any wet cloths or sponges must not be soaking wet, ensure they are wrung out and only damp to avoid spills.
If you are not convinced the radiator is fully clean, you may find removing the radiator completely to clean the front and back properly may be the way to go. Remove all radiators safely and ensure they are reinstalled correctly before using again.
If you are concerned about the level of dust or the age of your radiators, maybe they do not heat up properly or have hot and cold spots – it may be time to consider a Powerflush.
You may have heard the term Powerflush before but what exactly does it mean? A Powerflush is a service performed by plumbing & heating engineers that will improve the lifespan and efficiency of your radiators and boiler in your home.
How does it work?
A Powerflush is a method of restoring heating performance to an old heating system, by connecting a reservoir pump into the heating circuit and pumping water at high velocity around the system to break down any limescale & sludge deposits, then pumping the deposits out of the system to a drain, until the system water runs relatively clear.
By doing this, any debris and contamination in your radiators will be flushed out and cleared from your central heating system, restoring it to a higher level of performance.
Why do I need one?
A central heating system is a crucial component of any home, and not something we always think about until it breaks down and stops working, leaving us cold and stressed! Whilst most central heating systems are resilient and built to last, they still need care and regular upkeep to avoid problems.
If your radiators are older or have cold spots and do not heat up evenly, there may be a build up of sludge and debris that has accumulated over time. These debris and sludge deposits block the flow of hot water and put strain on your central heating system and crucial boiler parts.
By powerflushing and removing all the sludge, you will clear the way for the hot water flow and even, efficient heating will be restored to your radiators.
Similarly, if you are having lovely new radiators installed, powerflushing your central heating system before you install will protect your central heating system and clear out any sludge deposits in your pipes, prolonging the life of your new radiators.
A great time to have a Powerflush performed is when you are having a new boiler installed. During the boiler installation process, your engineer will flush the system through to ensure that your new boiler will work at full efficiency and will not struggle with a debris logged system.
After all, why go to the trouble and expense of a new boiler if it will strain to perform on a sludgy and slow central heating system.
Signs you may need a Powerflush
There are a few common signs that indicate powerflushing is needed and these include:
- Cold spots on the radiators or radiators that don’t heat up at all.
- Discoloured water when you bleed the radiators or in severe cases when you run the tap.
- Excessive noise from the boiler unit or the circulation pump.
- Poor or non-existent hot water even when the system has been running for a while.
These problems on their own may be able to be rectified without power flushing, however, you notice more than one sign then it is worth considering a power flush.
What are the benefits?
- Improves efficiency and lowers energy bills – with less strain on your central heating system you will use less energy to get your radiators up to temperature, and are more likely to save on expensive repairs in the future.
- No more radiator cold spots – relish in that warm, toasty feeling with evenly heated radiators.
- Quicker heat up times – as the hot water won’t have to battle with sludge and debris, it will flow much quicker and your home will warm faster as a result.
- Remove contaminants – your radiators and central heating system will run much more smoothly.
- Extend central heating lifespan – breathe some new life into older radiators and have them working almost like new!
- Cure boiler noises and noisy pipes – your pipes will no longer moan and groan under the pressure of getting hot water around a sludge filled system.
- Reduces strain on boiler pump & other crucial parts – by Powerflushing now you could save hundreds on expensive boiler repairs further in the future when your boiler cannot cope under the strain of a clogged central heating system. Plan today & protect tomorrow!
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It’s time to redecorate your home and update your paint or wallpaper, but there’s radiators in the way. Don’t ruin the effect of your new paint or wallpaper by leaving unsightly gaps when you can easily remove your radiators with our handy step by step guide below.
You will need:
- A radiator key/bleed key – the little tool that bleeds air out of radiators that will fit in the socket at the top of your radiator.
- Adjustable spanner.
- Towels & dust sheets.
- Large shallow bowl/paint tray for catching water.
Step 1 – Preparation
Ensure your heating is turned off. You will need your heating system to be cold and your radiator to be cold so you don’t have to handle hot water. Summer is the perfect time to redecorate as you will not need your radiators on. If you are redecorating in Winter, consider using a portable space heater to warm the room whilst the decorating process occurs.
Create a safe place to store your radiator, in a different room so it will not be damaged or get paint on it whilst you decorate. Pad the storage area with towels and dust sheets so your radiator has a soft surface to rest on.
Clear the area. Remove any furniture or shelving above or near your radiator to ensure easy access whilst you decorate.
If you have a pressurised heating system, take a photo on your phone of the boiler pressure so you know where it needs to be when it comes to reinstalling your radiator.
Turn your TRV to zero or off. TRVs (Thermostatic Replacement Valves) are set to open automatically at a certain temperature – if the temperature drops, the valve could open and cause a flood. If you have a decorator’s cap for your valve, the little plastic cap that came with your TRV, you can remove the valve head and put the cap on. Turn clockwise to tighten – remember righty tighty lefty loosey!
Step 2 – Removal
You will need to isolate the radiator. Ensure the TRV is set to zero. Locate the lock shield, the valve on the opposite side of the radiator to the TRV. Take the head of the valve off and locate the small spindle inside. Using your spanner, turn the lock-shield valve clockwise until it is closed. When turning, count the number of turns it takes and note down the number, this will help you get your radiator back to the same pressure when you reinstall it.
You will need your shallow bowl or paint tray next to drain the radiator. Place your bowl under the lock shield valve ready to catch the water. Using your spanner, find the big nut between the radiator and the valve and loosen. Hold the pipes firmly whilst you loosen the nut to avoid twisting the valve on the pipework.
Use your radiator bleed key to loosen the bleed valve at the top of the radiator and your radiator will begin to drain. When your bowl is nearly full, tighten the nut again to stop the flow of water so you can empty the bowl into your bucket and avoid spills. Replace the bowl and loosen the nut again to continue draining. Repeat this process until the radiator has drained.
Top Tip: Pad the floor around your radiator with extra towels to catch any spills and drips and avoid damaging your floor.
Step 3 – Lifting
Lift your radiator up and slightly away from the brackets, keeping it level to remove it from the wall. It is always best to do this step with two people to ensure your radiator is safely removed, they can be very heavy!
Slowly tilt the radiator toward the lock shield end to drain any remaining water from the radiator. The old water in a radiator can look dirty and discoloured so ensure you have plenty of towels down to catch any drips.
Top Tip: This is the perfect time to clean the front and back of your radiator! Take your sponge and some clean warm water with a mild soap (washing up liquid is fine) and give your radiator a good clean. Wipe dry with a clean towel.
Carry your radiator over to your safe storage place and rest gently on the ground. Never rest the weight of the radiator on the valve connections as this may damage them.
Step 4 – Decorating
Remove the brackets and screws from the wall so you can decorate. Make sure you keep all bits together as you will need every screw to reinstall your radiator. A great idea is to tape the screws to the brackets with plumber’s tape to keep everything together.
It is a good idea to mark out on the wall where your brackets need to be – take measurements whilst they are still on, so you can add them back on over your new paint or wallpaper later.
Now you can paint or hang your wallpaper!
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for drying times for wallpaper and paint, ensure you leave at least 24 hours for paint to dry.
Step 5 – Re-Hanging
To re-hang your radiator, you will need to reverse the steps you took to remove it.
- First, replace the brackets on the wall in the spots you have marked out.
- Next, re-hang your radiator on its brackets, ensuring it is secure.
- Re-connect the valves and pipework to the radiator, tightening the nuts to connect the valves.
- Close the bleed valve. Restore the TRV to its original position.
- Turn the lock shield valve to the left to open it and fill the radiator. Make sure you turn it the same number of times you tightened it with to set it to the correct pressure.
- Open the bleed valve to release trapped air.
- Re-pressurising your boiler.
- If you have a pressurised boiler you will need to re-pressurise it. Find the filling loop underneath your boiler, the flexible hose with a valve at each end.
- Open the valve heads slightly using a screwdriver to let in cold water from the mains to fill up the system. When the pressure is the same as the original pressure, close the valves.
- If you have an open-vented heating system, water will automatically come back into your radiator when you open the radiator valves.
Job done! Your home will be beautifully decorated and your radiator back in its place, ready to warm your home.
If you do not want to keep your old radiators and think it is time for an update, replacing them during the decorating process is a really smart thing to do!
We have hundreds of designer radiators that could complete the look of your freshly decorated room, browse them here.
If you need a hand choosing a new radiator or towel rail, our expert sales team are available Monday – Friday 9-5pm and Saturday 9-2pm to answer any questions or queries.
Call 01257 452 879 for expert advice.
Instead of using traditional radiators, most homeowners have towel radiators in their bathrooms. Towel radiators, also known as towel rails, are an effective way to not only keep your bathroom warm but also dry your towels once you’ve finished using them. These radiators are specifically designed for the bathroom and they’re a space-saving, multi-purpose solution.
When you choose the right towel radiator, it can also contribute to the overall aesthetics of your bathroom. There is a wide range of radiator designs on the market and no matter what your interior design is like, there will be a solution for you. From sleek and minimalist to ornate and traditional, towel radiators can make a design statement.
If you’re looking for a designer towel radiator that will catch the eye of anyone entering your bathroom, below are ten of our favourite styles to consider;
The Aeon Helio is guaranteed to make a statement in your bathroom. Its Modern Art influence makes it stand out from the crowd and it will fit perfectly in the corner of your bathroom. Not only does it look great, but it’s easy to hang your towels on the angled hoops.
Terma Ribbon T
This designer towel radiator has a very unique look and it’s a real eye-catcher. The Terma Ribbon T features coiled plates and it has an industrial feel. In addition to being a solely electric towel rail, this design can be fitted as dual fuel and it’s an energy-efficient choice.
The Carisa Ruma looks like a sculpture on your wall and it will liven up any bathroom. Its angled, square design is perfect for homeowners wanting something a little bit different. If you would prefer something softer, take a look at the Carisa Halo instead. This is a similar style towel rail, but it has a looped, circular design.
This innovative designer towel rail will complement the interior design of any bathroom. The DQ Jango is both stylish and practical, and it’s available in any RAL colour of your choice. It’s a timeless design for a contemporary home.
The Bisque Svelte is a simplistic radiator, but it will still be a talking point among visitors. This is a unique take on a vertical column radiator and it has an ultra-slim, modern design. Constructed in aluminium, it offers excellent heat output for a space-saving radiator.
This minimalist towel radiator combines stone panels and stainless steel belts. The Aeon Marbella is a great addition to any bathroom interior design and it’s available in a range of different finishes. It’s a high-quality, sophisticated option for your home.
The Vogue Colonnade is more traditional in appearance than the other designer towel radiators mentioned above but it has a decorative twist. This heated towel rail features rope and reed tubing, and its brass colouring makes it the perfect fit for any classic interior.
This unique radiator will be a focal point in any large bathroom. The Terma Swale is manufactured from one singular pipe and its non-symmetrical curves make it eye-catching. It’s also a practical choice for holding several towels in the bathroom.
The Carisa Elvino is a great choice when space is at a premium. This designer towel radiator doubles up as a bathroom mirror and will become the centrepiece of your interior design. This vertical radiator boasts a powerful heat performance too.
This towel rail will make a bold statement and it’s a modern take on a traditional, cantilevered design. The Aeon Linx is not only stylish but also a convenient option for busy families as its open-ended design makes it easy to hang your towels.
Installing a Designer Towel Radiator in Your Bathroom
If you’re searching for an eye-catching towel rail for your bathroom, hopefully the designs above will have given you some inspiration. Whether you want a towel radiator that connects to your central heating system or you’d prefer an electric alternative, we will have a solution for you at Designer Radiator Showroom. Our website displays a huge variety of radiators and we can help you to keep your bathroom warm all year round.
We are known for supplying high-quality designer radiators that are both visually appealing and energy-efficient, and our prices are very competitive. We even have a price match policy, so you know you will be getting the best deal when you turn to us for a designer towel radiator. If you need any advice or guidance when narrowing down the options available, feel free to get in touch with us today. Our expert team is always on hand to help.
More so than ever before, homeowners are looking for sustainable and efficient ways to heat their homes. It’s becoming common for people to replace their traditional central heating systems with innovative solutions that prioritise factors like energy efficiency. As technology advances, more radiators are being brought to the market and different materials are being used to help improve heat output, from steel radiators to glass radiators.
One particular material that is gaining popularity is aluminium. There is now a wide range of aluminium designer radiators on the market, with both horizontal and vertical designs to choose from. More people are starting to use aluminium radiators throughout their homes and they’re a great option for any room. Below we have explored some of the biggest benefits of aluminium radiators and how they are shaping the future of heating.
Although aluminium is a relatively new material for radiators, there are several stylish designs on the market. Aluminium radiators offer a modern and sleek alternative to traditional radiators that can effortlessly complement any interior decor. With multiple finishes, colours and sizes to choose from, it’s easy to find a design that complements the aesthetics of your living spaces and suits your personal style.
When compared to traditional cast-iron radiators, aluminium radiators are very lightweight. Not only is it easy to carry aluminium radiators up flights of stairs in your home, but they can be installed almost anywhere. If you have stud walls, you won’t have to worry about using additional supports and these radiators will be easy to install wherever you choose. You can have peace of mind that aluminium radiators won’t cause damage to your walls.
Impressive Heat Output
One of the key benefits of aluminium radiators is their exceptional heat conductivity. Aluminium is known for its ability to transfer heat quickly, meaning the radiator will warm up straight away and start distributing heat throughout the room. This fast response time and good heat output ensures that you can enjoy a comfortable and cosy living space all year round, without having to wait for the radiator to heat up.
Many homeowners prioritise energy efficiency when choosing new radiators and this particular material excels in this aspect. Due to their excellent conductivity, aluminium radiators can achieve the desired temperature quickly, resulting in lower energy consumption and reduced heating costs. They also require less water than other radiator materials and put less strain on your boiler. By opting for aluminium radiators, you can reduce your carbon footprint while saving money on your monthly energy bills.
Durable and Long Lasting
Aluminium radiators are built to last. They are resistant to corrosion and rust, ensuring a longer lifespan than other materials. This durability makes aluminium radiators a good investment that will continue to provide efficient heating for years to come. Additionally, aluminium is easy to maintain and clean, as the radiators can be wiped down with a soft cloth. Since they’re low maintenance, they’re a practical choice for busy households.
Concern for the environment has led to a greater demand for eco-friendly heating solutions. Aluminium radiators are sustainable as they can be recycled at the end of their life cycle. Unlike other radiator materials that may end up in landfills, aluminium radiators can be reused or repurposed into new products, minimising their environmental impact. You can instantly make your home more environmentally friendly by choosing aluminium radiators.
Ordering Aluminium Radiators in the UK
There is no denying that aluminium radiators offer numerous benefits and it’s easy to see why they’re a popular choice for modern homes. If you’re searching for somewhere to purchase aluminium designer radiators in the UK, be sure to explore the Designer Radiator Showroom. We supply a huge range of designs and there is something for everyone on our website.
Here at Designer Radiator Showroom, we have many years of experience in the trade and we have established long-standing relationships with manufacturers. We pride ourselves on supplying high-quality designer radiators at affordable prices and there is no better company to turn to for aluminium radiators in the UK. If you’d like to see some different designs in person, we invite you to visit our showroom based in Eccleston, Lancashire. A member of our experienced team will be happy to help you find the best designs for your home.
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