Radiators

Revamping your home from head to toe? A great place to start is replacing those tired-looking radiators as there's nothing worse than a worn-out and yellowing home heating system! Nowadays, you can pick up both horizontal and vertical radiators in a huge range of contemporary and traditional styles to suit your interior decoration, so it's worth exploring all your options before committing. Explore our vast online selection to find the perfect radiator for your home today! Read more about Radiators >

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About Radiators

Ready to upgrade your home heating system? Do it with OnBuy! Our impressive online collection of radiators includes all kinds of models suitable for using with central heating systems as well as electrical sources of power. Available from various credible retailers such as Stelrad and PlumbGalaxy, our range includes both modern and traditional styles to suit every home.

What are the most efficient radiators?

Searching for a radiator that's kind to your pocket and the environment? Why not consider an electric radiator? Often considered to be one of the most efficient types of radiators, an electric radiator converts almost all the electricity used to power them into heat. Naturally, this will not only save you money on your energy bill, but it'll also help you to look after the environment, too by only using the energy that your home needs to stay warm. Plus, unlike traditional central heating systems that send heated water through the pipes until it gets to its radiator destination and cause sought-after heat to be lost during this time, electric radiators don't contain water. Ultimately, this loss of heat reduces the efficiency of gas-powered radiator. Not to mention, this traditional home heating system also pumps water to all of the radiators in your home at once, whereas the electric alternatives can be turned on and off whenever you need them. 

This also gives you the freedom to set each room to a certain temperature instead of setting a thermostat and heating every room to same temperature. Naturally, the communal areas in your home that are used more frequently can be set to a cosier temperature while you save energy heating other rooms that are rarely used. Another benefit of using electric radiators instead is the environmental advantages. Containing no water, they're less susceptible to becoming built up with sludge and therefore tend to last longer. Best of all, if one electric radiator fails, you can simply replace that individual model instead of having to rip out and replace the whole home heating system!

Do radiators need a cover?

Short answer, no! Radiators don't require a cover and often won't come with one, so it's worth bearing this in mind before you pick up a new radiator for your cosy abode. However, if you like the look of a radiator cover, then you could stand to benefit from some of their many advantages! This includes both health and safety reasons as well as the more aesthetic reasons. For example, some radiators can become scorching hot which is dangerous for curious little hands. As a result, radiator covers can help to protect small children from accidentally burning themselves - making them ideal for family homes. Plus, the majority of older and more affordable radiators tend to be aesthetically unappealing which is where a modern radiator cover can help to make your house feel more like a home.

Not to mention, some home heating systems are notoriously noisy, so placing a cover over the top of your gurgling radiators can aid the reduction of noise pollution inside your home. Another benefit of having radiator covers in your home is that they can often double as slim sideboards, too - giving you plenty of space to introduce vases of flowers, picture frames and other kinds of home decoration to your abode. This dedicated space is also ideal for placing a convenient key basket to ensure you never misplace your car or house keys again! While you may believe that a radiator cover would prevent heat from circulating and filling the room (the main purpose of a radiator!), the heat will still find a way to escape and keep your home warm, but you'll also benefit from the added visual appeal, noise reduction, and safe child-friendly design!

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