A Guide To Radiators September 22, 2023 It's important that every room in your house has the appropriate size radiator when installing or replacing existing ones. A weak radiator won't be able to heat the space sufficiently, but an overly large radiator would not only overheat the space but also cost you more money to operate. BTUs are used to measure the size (or power) of a radiator. BTU: What is it? British Thermal Units are referred to as BTU(s). This indicates the maximum amount of heat a radiator can emit. To heat a pint of water by one degree (Fahrenheit), one BTU of energy is required. The radiator's ability to heat the area surrounding it will increase with BTU count. The typical BTU output range for central heating radiators is 600–10,000. Factors to consider when choosing a radiator There are a few crucial factors to take into account while choosing the best radiators for your house: What is the room's size? It's critical to understand the size of the space that the radiator must heat. This information must be given in square metres. How many windows do you have? You must factor in all windows as potential sources of draught when doing your calculations. How many radiators do you have? It is likely that one large radiator won't be able to provide enough heat for a very large space; instead, two or even three smaller radiators would provide more constant and superior levels of comfort. What's on the other side of the wall, above, or below it? Unlike those installed above cellars or against cavity walls, radiators on solid floors, against solid walls, or beneath well-insulated ceilings won't need to work as hard. Alternatives to radiators Your options are not limited to radiators. Furthermore, the "hidden" heating alternatives can help you make more room in your house. Underfloor Heating In place of radiators, underfloor heating is the most common substitute. Installing underfloor heating is a much larger task than installing radiators, as you might anticipate. Additionally, it works best when adding to or renovating an addition, so you can wave goodbye to concerns about furniture getting in the way of radiators. Speak with qualified heating engineers We are available throughout West Sussex and Hampshire, simply get in touch by calling us on 07391473964.