Imagine this; you hire a nice young man to do your window cleaning, he arrives on a Saturday morning and gets to work. Then, when he knocks on the door and asks you to pay him, you hand over your money without checking, because of course, it is his job and you trust him. However, you go upstairs and realise that while he may have looked like he had been cleaning windows, he wasn’t, and you have been robbed.
A similar scenario can come from your heating, believe it or not. You know you’ve turned the heating on, and your heating bill reflects this, yet you’re getting more warmth from the light bulb above you than your radiators. Why is this?
Your radiators, unfortunately, may be completely wasting your money. It has been scientifically proven that heat rises above, rather than vice versa. Therefore, the heat coming from your radiator will rise up through the wall and to the ceiling where it will end up trying to escape – eventually the current will cool and drop.
The outcome of this? The room will not be heated efficiently and a lot of the money that you’re spending on heat will end up going to waste.
If you feel as though you are a victim of being robbed by your own radiators, then there are other options to consider. They may feel like a bit of a splash-out, to begin with, but at least they will do a job properly and save you money in the long run.
To keep it short, the most effective alternative for radiators is warm water floor heating. Already, it may sound like it will be expensive but let’s look at the pros and cons.
Radiators are inefficient and wasteful as discussed; not only are they wasting your money, but they are contributing to harming the environment too. Plus, you’re likely to stub your toe on the corner of one at some point in your life. Am I right?
When it comes to warm water floor heating, the heat source is in the floor, rather than on the edges of the room. This means that when the heat rises, it heats the entire room before making it to the ceiling. The heat spreads through the floor before rising too, only requiring affordable 28-55c warm water in comparison to radiators that requires 70-90c hot water.
As established, radiators are robbing your wallet and robbing you of having a nice, heated house. If you can’t see this, then the trouble is that they have robbed you blind.
Warm water floor heating is a cost-efficient replacement, that, in a long way, will save you a fortune and will enable you to stay cosy and warm during the winter. It heats at a lower temperature, therefore not using as much electricity as a radiator and contributing to a healthier environment.