Are you thinking about buying a new radiator? Well, it really matters where you put your new radiator. If you put it in the wrong place, it won’t work well and will cost you a lot of money in the long run.
Want to learn the ins and outs of where to put radiators? In this article, we’ll talk about where you should and shouldn’t put your radiator so that you can get the most out of it.
How to Put a Radiator Where It Belongs
Don’t know where to put your radiator? Here are some general tips and warnings about radiators to help you make the best decision possible.
Put your radiator in front of a window.
Do cold drafts come into your house often? If this is the case, you might want to put your radiator under your window. This will get rid of any cold drafts coming in through the window and make sure the heat is spread evenly throughout the room.
This placement works especially well if you live in a house with single-glazed windows, which let in cold drafts more easily. If you have double-paned windows and better insulation in your home, this placement may not be necessary.
Put your radiator on a wall that faces north.
Did you know that north-facing walls tend to be colder because they get less sun? Because of this, you may want to put your radiator on the inside of a wall like this. This will stop cold air from spreading around the room, and it will work better than putting a warm wall on the east side of the room.
Don't put your furniture near your radiator.
If you don’t like how a radiator looks, you might be tempted to try to hide it behind a sofa or other piece of furniture. This will only stop your radiator from working to its fullest and spreading heat. Doing this could also make your room’s thermostat think that the room is at the right temperature, which would cause it to turn off, which would be useless.
You also shouldn’t put a radiator cabinet behind a radiator. This may seem like a good idea, but in the end, it will keep a lot of heat out, which will cost you more money and give you less heat.
There are many sleek and modern radiators on the market today, so if you don’t like the one you’re looking at, keep looking until you find a style that works for your space.
Don't put your radiator near your curtains.
Another thing you should try not to do is put your radiator near your curtains. If you do this, you’ll end up pushing out the window instead of into the room, and the radiator’s power will be used up.
If the radiator short-circuits next to the curtains, you could have safety problems.
Last Thoughts on Where to Put the Radiator
When it comes to heating your home, where you put your radiators is the most important thing you can do to get the most heat and energy out of them. You can find the best place for your radiator by using the tips and tricks in this article.
No matter where you put your radiator, you need to take care of it regularly to make sure everything is working right. Here are some maintenance tips for radiators.
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