Choosing the right designer radiators to heat your home

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The right radiator can compliment your room design.

Choosing the style of radiator to suit your room design is only part of making the right choice of radiator. We have many styles of designer radiators on offer at our eBay shop - .
One of the first things to decide when choosing a new radiator is whether you want a vertical or horizontal radiator. A vertical designer radiator uses the height of the wall to provide the space for the radiator,  this will free up wall space for furniture options instead of having a radiator stuck behind the sofa. When measuring the wall space available don't forget to include space for the radiator valves. These usually add approx 90mm to the overall radiator width when fitted in to the side of the radiator. Some horizontal designer radiators have valve inlets at the bottom which will need a straight radiator valve if the pipes come up from the floor or a corner valve set for pipes from behind the wall which improves the look of the radiator installation.
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Heating your room.

Once you have chosen the radiator design you want it is time to select the right size of radiator. Radiator heat outputs are measured using a standard method if the radiator is made in Europe. The manufacturer lists the output in BTUs (British Thermal Units) taken with the heating water at a set temperature of 50c. Often outputs can be manipulated by using hotter water temperatures, be aware of this and if in doubt ask the question of the radiator seller. 
To find out the output you need there are BTU calculators available online or the following equation works well enough -
Height (Feet) x Width (Feet) x Length (Feet) x 4
So a room that has 8ft ceilings and is 12ft x 12ft would need a radiator that can give out 4608 BTUs.
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