5 THINGS TO KNOW: NEW RADIATORS
5 THINGS TO KNOW REGARDING NEW RADIATORS
HERE'S HOW TO CHOOSE!
After thinking about it for so long, you've finally decided to change them.
Or the old ones do not work right anymore and it's time to take a new and more functional ones.
Either way, you're going to choose to install the radiators in your home or in your office.
And you need some advice because maybe you don`t know how to do.
Best radiators are in cast iron, aluminium or steel?
These are three major types of heaters that you will find on the market.
And each of them has its pros and cons:
- Cast iron radiators: they are cheap, warm up for a long time but it takes more water to get them at the right temperature
aluminium radiators: lightweight, flexible and can adapt to any environment and heat up quickly, but lose enough heat rapidly and are more expensive than cast iron
Steel radiators: they heat up and cool down very easily, provide excellent efficiency, but have a higher cost than cast iron and aluminium
CALCULATION OF THE DIMENSIONS
What must be great your new radiators? In principle, it depends on two factors:
- how big is the space to be heated
- how powerful each individual heater element
Considering these aspects, it is possible to calculate the size of the radiator by applying a simple formula.
He has already said something about. However, the cost of a heater varies according to a number of factors:
- the cost of the single element of the radiator
- the cost of materials required for installation
- the cost of the time required for installation
To give an idea, an element in aluminium costs about approximately EUR 10, the cost of a steel element is about EUR 20, while an element of a cast iron radiator can cost about 4-6 euro.
Once installed, you must also "take care" of your radiators, which require a little 'maintenance to function well and last longer. Nothing complicated: it's clear the air, to clean them regularly, adjust water pressure and boiler. So, before buying the radiators, inquire about all these aspects.
WHERE TO PLACE IT
Last thing to know when choosing your new radiators. Where you are going to place them once purchased? Under the window or behind a door? This aspect is not of secondary importance because it could affect, for example, on the choice of material and the number of elements.