Horizontal radiators come in a wide range of styles, from conventional column radiators to more modern flat panel and wall-mounted alternatives. This tutorial will take you back to the basics with a few of our favourite horizontal radiators, as well as the advantages of each.
What Makes Horizontal the Best Option?
There are various radiator options, ranging from trendy vertical mirror radiators to the double and single panel options, but nothing beats a classic horizontal radiator, and there are now numerous possibilities to match your heating source with your home style. Horizontal radiators are ideal for every room, big or little, and for people who like a more traditional look in their home. In this essay, we will look at a variety of conventional and modern radiators.
Horizontal or Wide Radiators go under windows or along stretches of wall. Arguably they are more efficient than vertical ones because they have a wider exposure to cold air coming from below. Flat Panel Bar radiators are constructed by putting multiple flat or oval bars onto support cross bars. This greatly increases air to metal surface area of flat panel radiators and so provides much more efficient heating than traditional panel radiators; there is more heat output for the same size of radiator taken on your wall. The amount of water may be the same or less but the surface area increase vastly improves heat output and BTU.
Horizontal radiators come in a wide range of styles, from conventional column radiators to modern flat panel and wall-mounted alternatives. Lynwood offer flat panel radiators in Anthracite, White, and Black colours, with single or double (front and back) panels, as well as a variety of heights and widths based on number of panels. There is a choice of oval or flat bar for the panels themselves. Oval bars are narrower but project out a little further into the room, the flat bars are as they say flat and tend to be wider radiators for the same heat output.
There are various radiator options, ranging from modern vertical mirror radiators to the double and single panel options, but nothing beats a classic horizontal radiator, and there are now numerous possibilities to match your heating system to your home. Lynwood radiators not only give you a functional and efficient heating source but its fair to say they add a design feature to your room. The choice of colour and size/shape allow you to choose something for a nook, under a window or perhaps as a feature either side of a cabinet or French door.
Check the size of your room, speak to your plumber and check online BTU calculators. Our Radiators at Lynwood are based on a T50 system (which is pretty common) so the BTUs are very accurate for the United Kingdom and heating systems used here. Once you decide if you want one large hot radiator or multiple smaller ones around the room to share the heat output evenly, we can then help with the choice of what options you have and how you might want them to look in your home. TRV Valves can be used to reduce the BTU (but you cant make a radiator more powerful than the maximum). We recommend using multiple radiators if design/pipes and space allow, and going for a little extra BTU capacity to be safe.
In terms of choosing a location, placement under windows are a good choice for horizontal radiators, as long as you have 900mm space from floor to cill to fit the 600mm radiator height comfortably in. Or complement with a tall flat panel vertical designer radiator as mentioned available in oval or flat options. A lot of peoples are mixing the two and the results are fantastic in your home.
Lynwood Horizontal Radiators range consists of several styles. All are 600mm tall but the widths, number of panels, colours and BTU Heat out put vary a lot. So there is plenty of choice for your room.