Should you have a radiator installed in your lounge area, it will probably be situated underneath the window on an exterior wall.
And if you are considering upgrading your home heating, you’ll likely assume it must replace the existing radiator in the exact same spot.
That isn’t the case at all, though…
Whilst radiators have tended to be fit in this location for several years, the advanced technological elements of modern home heating have negated some traditional limitations. And these will surely have influenced the positioning of your radiators in the past.
Now supplied in an extensive array of wacky shapes and sizes, the designer radiators of today can be installed in a variety of areas. The likes of internal walls and alcoves are included amongst them.
As such, those purchasing new radiators can maximize limited wall space whilst creating a standout focal point.
However, although it is no longer a requirement to fit your radiator beneath the window, it could be considered a logical move to do so.
Radiators have historically been positioned in the coldest part of the room. That’s the exterior wall – where cold air enters and descends to the floor.
Back before double glazing was a common household feature, radiators positioned as such helped to combat cold draughts entering via the window.
Double glazing is now a standard feature in most properties though. So there is greater scope to place designer radiators pretty much anywhere we desire.
But to guarantee an optimal performance from your radiator and the best heat output possible, there are several vital factors to consider.