With many different innovations in the field of domestic heating
over the past decades, it is interesting to see a return to the
well-worn benefits of more traditional systems, chief among which
are cast iron radiators. These are modelled on the very first
radiators to be mass produced in late Victorian times, although of
course these days both the manufacturing process and the technology
are fare in advance of anything the Victorians anticipated! So what
are the major benefits of a cast iron radiator?
Everyone knows the basics of what radiators are – metal items which
are warmed by a heat source and therefore radiate heat into the
room. The supreme factor which has kept cast iron radiators on top
for decades is their incredible efficiency when it comes to heating
a space. The extreme conductivity of iron, combined with the mass of
the object itself, means that they heat up quickly and retain their
heat longer than comparable heat sources. Long after cast iron
radiators have been turned off, a room will be getting the benefit
of radiant heat stored in the radiator itself.
The greater mass of cast iron radiators compared to steel or
aluminium models also makes their initial heat output greater. This
makes them more efficient at heating a room and helps keep bills
down too. The radiators also emit heat evenly throughout their
bodywork and require little maintenance, apart from the occasional
‘bleeding’ to prevent the build up of air bubbles in the piping.
They are one of the few types of radiators that can heat to such a
high temperature completely safely – indeed it is this safety and
reliability that makes them a firm favourite among house builders.
Despite the heavy materials involved, cast iron radiators are also
very flexible, being available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and
styles so they can fit into almost every room. They are capable of
customisation and can be fitted with multiple sections to increase
control over the level of heating.
These are just the most notable reasons why anyone looking to
improve their building’s heating system should seriously consider
cast iron radiators. They are efficient and very economical – a must
in this era of high energy prices – as well as bringing a touch of
early 20th century architectural class to any home. They are
available at highly competitive prices too, so it’s well worth
getting in touch with an expert radiator provider.