Aluminium: The Modern Material for Radiators

Aluminium Design Radiator from Great Rads

Whilst perhaps not the most important design aspect of your home décor, you’d be surprised how big an impact radiators have on the feel of a room, and is often overlooked. To find the right choice for you, you may have to browse through many choices and their specifications. When there are so many other considerations in redesigning a room, or even your whole house, we take it upon ourselves to make finding the right radiators for you, easy.

The easiest way for us to hit the right chord is to know your requirements and priorities. One of the tips we’d suggest is to prepare a checklist, detailing your requirements for the décor of your room. Amongst our most popular options are aluminium radiators and stainless steel radiators. Today we’re going to be talking specifically about aluminium radiators.

Aluminium radiators are amongst our most popular products – and here’s why:

Conducive and Abundant

At one point in history, aluminium was considered more precious than gold, due to the difficulty of creating now. Due to developments in technology it is now incredibly abundant, but still famous for it’s any benefits. The two major benefits include it’s low density and low corrosion level. The low density of aluminium ensures that it is a better conductor of heat, which we consider fairly important in a radiator. When compared to steel, aluminium has the potential of emitting up to five times more heat, so if you find yourself feeling cold regularly, it could be the right choice for you. This is perhaps the main reason why most people switch to aluminium radiators. Another benefit of using an aluminium radiator is that it warms up much faster than traditional steel radiators. Whilst handy for keeping your home toasty, this also cuts your water usage and your energy bill, potentially saving you money in the long run.

Lightweight & Strong

Aluminium is less corrosive in comparison with steel which means aluminium radiators are likely to have better durability.  If you’re looking at laying down roots in the long term, you’d probably look to invest in something that lasts for a long time. This reduces the likelihood you’ll need to replace it in the future. Additionally, as metals go aluminium is incredibly light weight. They can therefore be installed with minimal fuss in both internal and external walls, suitable for almost any space.  As it is lightweight, aluminium can be moulded to fit any shape, design and style. This flexibility makes it easy to install and move them around.

Cost Saving

Aluminium radiators require less water to get to the required temperature over steel radiators, so as they have a smaller water content they put reduced load on your boiler system meaning reduced heating bills.

Environmentally Friendly

Whether you’re an active eco-warrior or conscientious objector, I believe we can all agree that saving the environment where possible is only a good thing. Compared to other metals used in radiators, aluminium provides very little damage to the environment. Perhaps not something you’ll be thankful for when looking to purchase a radiator, but something you’ll be pleased about further down the line is that aluminium can be recycled.

High Versatility

If you haven’t taken a look already, you should check out our product pages to really get an idea for how versatile aluminium radiators can be. With so many options, designs, colours and textures we’re certain you’ll be able to find something to suit your taste, practical needs and the décor of your room and you may be surprised how this often overlooked essential part of a room can have a huge impact on the style and feel of a room.

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