Should you Switch to Aluminium Radiators?
Hello again, heating fans, and welcome to another exciting article from Only Radiators and boy, is it a good one! In fact, it’s a continuation of one of our favourite topics, which our customers ask us about most.
What radiators are made of matters greatly, which is exactly why we covered it recently in one of our legendary Only Radiators blog posts. Our blog is where we frequently and with great energy (get it?) bring you the most scintillating industry topics in the world of home heating, so keep it locked!
We scrutinised the landscape of radiator materials – from steel radiators to their stainless siblings and from aluminium radiators to the best cast iron radiators – and concluded (rather democratically, as any massive online radiator store might be expected to) that each material has plenty of perks.
This week, however, we have a zinger of an article focusing entirely on aluminium radiators. And not only because we stock a fantastic range of customer favourites by all of the leading aluminium rad designers including Carisa and Reina.
If you’d like more info on one of our products or any help at all in your continued search for your home’s best radiator, give one of our experts a quick call! They love to chat about radiators (with an oddly infectious enthusiasm, we must warn you!).
So, with respected manufacturers like Carisa and Reina releasing alu rads at increasingly competitive prices, let’s get down to uncovering just why aluminium radiators may be the best after all!
Aluminium Radiators – What’s All the Fuss?
Instead of asking “are aluminium radiators better than steel?”, it’s more useful to ask “which material radiator is best for me?”. This will lay all your options out which is exactly what we’re going to do for you in this breakdown.
Relatively new on the scene, Aluminium radiators are compared to big old steel radiators, which is where we encounter their first of many benefits – new designs, new safety standards, new connections and more!
Aluminium Radiators – Lightweight, Baby!
Aluminium radiators weigh far less than steel radiators, which means that they are simply far more manoeuvrable when it comes to installation. You can experiment with high-up installations, inverted installations, vertical set-ups and more. As well as helping to get the job done easier, you'll surprise your better half when they step through the door!
Efficiency? “Yes please!” says Aluminium Radiators
When looking for the most efficient radiator it's aluminium that rears its shiny head. An aluminium radiator is an excellent heat conductor, superconducting at (relatively) breakneck speeds to keep rooms toasty for the least expenditure.
Their BTU outputs are through the roof! Perfect for minimising heating bills and arguments at the same time!
Style for Miles with Aluminium Radiators
Bored of the same old white and crusty steel radiators? All top radiator designers are having a blast with aluminium radiator design. This is mostly due to their streamlined nature, featherweight reputation and structural malleability. They also come in all sorts of exciting colours and designs and may be just what you need to evolve your décor.
Save the World with Aluminium Radiators
Oh yes, these are by far the best for recycling. They can easily be turned into something else! From a can of Coke to a dustbin lid, or even another new radiator – who knows? Do your bit and buy aluminium to keep our planet fresh!
Aluminium Radiators: The Softly, Softly Approach
As you can guess, a cast iron radiator could be dropped from The Shard and still perform perfectly the next day. We contacted them to arrange a demonstration though unfortunately no permit was provided.
The admittedly more delicate aluminium radiator is not quite so resilient though should be totally fine in your home unless you host the occasional Royal Rumble. Just be careful (and let your kids know) when leaning heavy objects against your new units to avoid dents.
It’s also worth noting that an aluminium radiator’s internals are a bit different than your steel radiators so you will need to ensure you use a radiator inhibitor that is suitable. Unsure which radiator inhibitor to use? We’ll be delighted to point you in the right direction.
Treat your new radiator with the love and care it deserves and you'll be sure to enjoy many years of reliable performance and powerful, dependable warmth.
If you do for any unfortunate reason require aluminium radiator repair, we can recommend you local Only Radiators partnered tradesmen so you know you’ll receive the best services. Just ask us here!
How Much does an Aluminium Radiator Cost?
They aren’t cheap, but isn’t perfection always a bit more pricey? Like all of the best things, a little mix-and-match does the trick. So if you’re doing up your master bathroom, a nice vertical aluminium radiator by Carisa may be the perfect touch. Although, there’s probably no need to replace the ol’ faithfuls down in the hallway with aluminium radiators likely to be smashed to bits during daily life!
Aluminium cost is reducing daily and we’re delighted to provide some of the lowest-priced aluminium radiators in the entire country. Let's take a look!
Aluminium Radiators at Only Radiators
We can’t say enough good things about aluminium – once set up, we doubt you’ll be able to, either!
As one of the country’s leading independent heating specialist stores, we at Only Radiators pride ourselves on our sheer variety and resounding value of our aluminium radiators.
We have units to suit all budgets and tastes so you can create a chic new space or totally modernise your home.
From the incredible value of our MHS Decoral 97 Horizontal Aluminium Radiator (from just £91.96) or Reina Miray Aluminium Horizontal Designer Radiator (from just £101.95!) to the sleek and mesmerising lines of our Carisa Step Vertical Designer Radiator (from just £194.95). Aluminium radiators may cost a tad more than your equivalent steel offering, but can realistically meet all budgets, and there’s no more fashionable a choice when it comes to heating your home!
And of course, price potential is open-ended. For those with a great budget, we highly recommend taking a look at the elegant dark lines of our customer-favourite Carisa Karo Aluminium Vertical Designer Radiator (available from £1,093.96).
With over 100 aluminium radiator designs, the best radiator for your new DIY project is just one click away.
With so many great factors involved, perhaps it really is time to switch things up and buy aluminium!
Aluminium Radiators – Hot or Not?
So what do you think? Are you all for aluminium or stainless steel through and through? Each home, like its owners, has its own preference. And we’d love to hear them!
Aluminium is the hottest new material for radiators, that’s undeniable, though they do not suit all homes best. Many of our staff would rather a rustic cast-iron beast any day. They mumble all sorts of things about character and reliability but hey, we’re in a new age!
Need to know how to install your new aluminium radiator? Check out our blog post - A Guide on How to Replace a Radiator!
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