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Radiator Buying Guide

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Radiator Buying Guide

Thinking of buying a radiator? Probably not your first thought when decorating your home, but an important decision nonetheless. Not sure how to choose the ideal design for your house?

Don’t you worry! In this guide we’ll be giving you all the necessary tools, skills and ‘know-how’ to find a radiator that best suits your taste. So, stick the kettle on, kick back, relax and let’s get started with finding the perfect radiator for your home.

It is definitely safe to say that buying a radiator for a house is a considered purchase. However, it’s not like choosing a pack of chocolates or pair of socks. It can be a pretty big deal and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

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Great Rads are dedicated to helping you in not only choosing the correct radiator, but also making an impressive change to your heating system, interior design and perhaps add more value to your house.

We’ll be looking at every room, discovering some of the best heating solutions to assist in transforming your heating into something more than something that simply keeps you warm.

From designer radiators for your living room to towel radiators for your kitchen or bathroom, we’ll be covering all the bases and every possibility; or at least give it a go!

Firstly, we’ll start with understanding how you can work out the heat output and size of your radiator and glance through calculating those essential BTUs.

  • Calculating the Correct BTU Output

Before going deep into the technical side, you need to remember one thing: although it’s crucial to achieve the correct calculations of your required heat output, the process is very simple.

There’s a few factors that can affect the amount of power required such as dimension of the room, heat levels and window types to name a few. But, if you have a measuring tape and the capability to count, then you’re pretty much there on acquiring the perfect calculations.

With the help of a simple BTU calculator, you can determine the size of radiator that you need for each space; just count up the walls, work out what is above, below and besides the room and add all the data in calculator to receive accurate BTU requirements and you’ll be able to find a brand new radiator.

Radiators for the Kitchen

Kitchens are the hub of every house, it’s not just designed to cook food, but also to entertain and bring the family together.

Although it’s usually the warmest room in your home - mainly because of the hob and oven - you’ll want to keep it heated up during winters when the temperature drops down.

Fortunately, for you there are numerous options available, which can add a touch of elegance to your kitchen, thereby providing you with the required warmth.

Heated towel radiators have increased in popularity in the modern kitchen, because they not just heat the space, but also heat your towels and can be used to dry clothes. These radiators have brought an amazing transformation in the role of the kitchen all across the UK.

Aeon Stria

Radiators for the Living Room

Chances are, you probably spend most of your time at home specifically in your living room (excluding bed, of course). From curling up in the sofa to having a cup of tea with your mum, whether you call it a living room or lounge, you’ll likely spend most of your rec time here.

Because of this, you’ll want your space to be a reflection of your unique style and elegance and give off a real sense of homeliness. And what could be a better and functional way to achieve a goal like this, than with a designer radiator?

Vertical designer radiators can make a big style statement regardless of which room you install them in. But, in a living room they can to appear as bold and grand, as well as help to maximise space.

Radiator Company Ovali

Radiators for the Bathroom

Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms you’ll want to keep warm, especially your towels. For this, we recommend our range of towel radiators. So, install one that ties in with other already existing bathroom fixtures and fittings. Or perhaps, if you are little bit ‘out there’ opt for something that is a massive departure from the norm and make a bold style statement!

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