Tuesday, 7 September 2010

SmartRads - electric central heating that doesn't cost the Earth

When we saw the finished product, we loved it.

When we learnt about the innovative technology, we were impressed.

When we worked out the potential savings this system offers, we knew it was a no brainer.

SmartRads is Feature Radiator’s exciting new range of electric radiators. Embodying innovation, functionality, and timeless minimalist good looks, SmartRads have been developed to maximize fuel efficiency and minimize installation costs.

Smart Use – SmartRads can be used individually, or together to provide a complete centrally controlled electric central heating system for a wide range of applications, from extensions and small flats to grand homes and office buildings.

Smart Design – The stylish simple design of this flat panel radiator squares up to modern and traditional interiors with its practical and unobtrusive style. SmartRads sit snug to the wall and are designed to be noise-free.

Smart Savings – from purchase, to installation and running costs, the Smart Money’s on SmartRads. With no need for a boiler or pipework, significant installation costs are avoided. Being made in the UK means a lower carbon footprint. And thanks to the efficient thermostatic control, and quick warm up time, SmartRads use energy wisely – which is good for the environment as well as the wallet.

Available in a wide range of sizes, colours and finishes including glass, mirror and stainless steel.

For more information contact Feature Radiators, http://www.featureradiators.co.uk , 01274 567789

What to look for when buying cast iron radiators

What should I look for to ensure I get good quality reliable cast iron radiators?

There are now some superb reproduction cast iron radiators on the market and some inferior products worth avoiding. Here are just a few pointers worth looking out for:

Always check that the radiators have been tested to the European Standard EN442. This provides assurance that the product has passed rigorous testing and is deemed fit for purpose. EN442 is also verification that the heat outputs stated are accurate.

All good quality radiators will come with a manufacturer’s guarantee against manufacturing defects. Make sure the manufacturer is reputable and well established and looks set to stay in business long enough to honour your guarantee should you need it.

For floor mounted cast iron radiators, look for integral feet, which are part of the casting, rather than bolt on extras. This adds to the authenticity of the product and to its overall look.

Finally, to complete the look, choose valves, which are in keeping with your radiators – there are now many period style valves on the market which benefit from modern technology.

For more information contact Feature Radiators, http://www.featureradiators.co.uk/, 01274 567789

Helena Gerwitz, EzineArticles Basic PLUS Author

Will a towel rail heat my bathroom?

Do heated towel rails function as radiators or do I need to install additional heating in my bathroom?

Yes, you can use a heated towel rail as the only heat source in your bathroom, provided it gives out enough heat.

Towel rails fall into two categories: those used solely to warm towels (where a separate radiator is used to heat the bathroom) and those used to both warm towels and heat the bathroom.

All too often, people swap their bathroom radiator for a towel rail, without taking account of heat output. This can result in warm towels in an otherwise cold and miserable bathroom – especially in winter! With a bit of expert advise, this scenario can be avoided. Once you know what heat output your bathroom needs (your plumber or radiator specialist can work it out for you) then it’s a case of matching this to the right heat output.

If your bathroom is compact and well insulated, you shouldn’t have a problem in finding a towel rail that will heat your bathroom adequately. If your bathroom is large and not well insulated, most towel rails will not have the capacity to keep your bathroom warm, or may need to be ridiculously big in order to give out enough heat. The good news is that the radiator industry is finally responding to this problem. There are now several stylish and compact towel rails on the market, designed to maximize heat output with integral hanging rails.

For more information contact Feature Radiators, http://www.featureradiators.co.uk/, 01274 567789

Helena Gerwitz, EzineArticles Basic PLUS Author