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Radiator Facts and Guides

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Types of Central Heating Radiators

The european-styled compact radiator is now UK's most popular radiator. Compact radiators have the benefit of factory fitted top grills and end panels making them more pleasing to the eye.

Radiator Example Although Inspired Heating Solutions can supply all styles of radiators, the following information is based upon the compact design of radiator.

K1 Single Panel Radiator with Single Convector

Single Panel Radiator with Single Convector 2 Single Panel Radiator with Single Convector Range

P+ Double Panel Radiator with Single Convector

P+ Double Panel Radiator with Single Convector Spec Double Panel Radiator with Single Convector Range

K2 Double Panel Radiator with Double Convector

K2 Double Panel Radiator with Double Convector Spec Double Panel Radiator with Double Convector

To work out which style is right for your room, you first need to calculate the output that is required. The recommended Room Temperature is 21°C (70°F) for Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, and Bathrooms, and 18°C (65°F) for Bedrooms, Kitchens, Halls, and WCs.

Use the following chart to estimate the required output in either BTU's or Watts:

Radiator Guide - Table Measurement

These figures are based on ceiling height 2.44m (8ft.) A 10% increase should be added to the required heat output each time one of the following applies.

- Exposed room Northern aspect
- 2.74 (9ft.) Ceiling
- Very large window areas
- Outside walls