The desire to have a warm and comforting home has meant that central heating radiators have soared in popularity over the last three decades.
Initially there wasn’t much choice, with the majority of radiators made from cast iron and only available in black, white or grey. Now, however, radiators are made from a number of different materials including steel and aluminium, and are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours. Each material and design has its own benefits, so which option you choose will depend on what you’re looking for.
Benefits of Steel
Steel is a high quality metal that doesn’t rust, which is why it is one of the most popular radiator materials. It is also easy to keep clean and providing the radiator is made from a high grade of steel, it will really stand the test of time.
Heat is conducted through steel incredibly efficiently and it has the ability to retain heat for an extended period of time. This means that you’ll see savings on your energy bills, as you won’t have to have your heating on all the time. So while steel is a relatively expensive material, it is likely to be worth the investment in the long term.
Benefits of Aluminium
As it is a non-corrosive material, radiators made from aluminium are high quality and durable. Aluminium is considerably lighter than steel, which means that are often easier to install.
Like their steel counterparts, radiators made from aluminium are also incredibly efficient and conduct heat well. An aluminium radiator will give you an increased level of control over the warmth of your home. It is a very responsive material and will quickly warm up or cool down according to your needs.
Aluminium is very easy to manipulate and as such, aluminium radiators from Apollo Radiators are available in a number of different styles, colours and finishes. Bold, coloured radiators are becoming more popular and as The Times reports, they can make a statement as they’re heating your home.
Your personal requirements will determine which material is the best choice for you, but either way you can feel assured that they will both keep your home warm and look stylish in the process.