Heating radiators systems
Heating radiators systems are one of the most famous ways of heating nowadays, it’s a go-to option for many new facilities. For its many benefits and styles that can suit most spaces.
Types of heating radiators systems
Hot Water Radiators
Also known as a hydronic system, this system depends mainly on hot water to diffuse heat.
This system starts with a centralized boiler that boils the water that goes through the pipes.
The boilers are then attached to a circulating pump which moves the water through your system, and an expansion tank that can prevent the system from building up excessive pressure.
Hot water radiators come in a one-pipe system that circulates water through a loop between the boiler and the radiator. Or a two-pipe system that has one pipe to take the water up and the other to take it back down.
This system also uses hot water initially, that conducts the steam that goes through the system pipes diffusing heat. When the steam cools down it condensates back to water helping the system to repeat its cycle.
You can find steam radiators in a one-pipe system that runs steam from the boiler to the radiator, which condenses to water and runs back down that same pipe. Or a two pipes system, where the steam is delivered to the radiators in one pipe and returns to the boiler as condensed water in a second pipe.
Benefits of heating radiators systems
Alternative options in the market
Other heating products and solutions in the market are:
Shapes of heating radiators
There are 3 main shapes of heating radiators systems:
Basic radiator shape with a one-pipe system.
Also called 2 pipes radiators. Its wider surface area helps provide more heat and better distribution.
Provides a more compact, decor friendly design with its panels enclosed within the grilles.
Installing heating radiators systems requires installing a boiler, pipes and grills.
You need to have a space to install your boiler, that can take the central boiler, expansion tank and any extra parts.
Tubes are installed in the walls from the boiler to the grills in your room.
Grills are usually small and can be installed easily.
Type of energy used and energy consumption
The heating radiator system usually depends on one of 3 types of energy; gas, oil or electricity.
The energy is used to heat the water in the boiler which is then transferred through the pipes as hot water or steam, depending on your system.
Heating Radiator systems are easy to clean, especially when done regularly.
Dust and dirt can reduce your system efficiency, especially when accumulating on your system and transferring into inner parts. Whipping away dust and debris on a regular basis prevents them from accumulating and reduces the need for expert cleaning service that can cost you more money.
Heating radiator systems are easy to maintain and you can do it yourself if you have extra time on hand.