If you’re considering new radiators for your property, you’ll find two main types of radiator on offer. You may recognise the older single and double panel radiators, but these days you can only have single and double panel convector radiators installed. The main difference here is the convector fins that sit in between the long panels, which look like metal zig zags in the radiator. These increase the surface area, enabling more effective heating in your home.
Is there any point of having a single panel convector radiator?
Single panel convector radiators will emit less heat than their double counterparts, due to only having one long panel that sits against the wall, whereas with a double panel, two panels will sit on the outside of the convector fins. This essentially means there is less of a surface area for heat to come from. However, single panel convector radiators can be useful if the room is on the small side and therefore doesn’t need a large heat output. This will mainly come down to the heating requirements of your home and residents.
What’s the benefit of a double panel convector radiator?
The main difference with a double panel convector radiator is that it can emit more heat, and quicker, than a single panel radiator. Double panel convector radiators, therefore, are better suited to larger properties that will require the additional heat and efficiency, and have the wall space to accommodate the larger radiator. More efficient still is the double panel double convector, with two rows of parallel convector fins. Before installing these, however, check that your boiler can handle the excess energy, which you can find out from a professional heating engineer.
Not sure which type of radiator you need? Or require professional services or advice? We are your local Bristol boiler company and can help you determine which radiator suits your needs. We have over 40 years’ experience so feel free to give us call for advice from professional heating engineers.
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