Several factors need to be considered when choosing the right radiator for your kitchen. These factors include the availability of space, price and other determinative features such as connections and heat output. The selected kitchen radiator must be suitable for your kitchen interiors and utilize the available space efficiently.
A tall and vertical slim radiator is the best option when you have limited space. You may also go for the deep column radiator. These radiators will help you in saving space without having to compromise on required heat output. The most suitable radiators for this purpose are the tubular and panel radiators.
These are the different types of radiators
Flat panel radiators
These radiators were among the first ones to be used in the modern homes. They are known for sitting flat against the house’s wall. They emit only the radiant heat. Their large size made them occupy a lot of the wall space. They had round or crimped tops. Convector radiators evolved from this type of radiator allowing free movement of air over and below the radiator.
These radiators vary slightly from the standard ones, and they look modern. Their end panels and top and grilles which hide their convectors within the radiator. They have a problem when it comes to cleaning them since they collect dust inside.
These are the modern radiators which are used in the new toilets and bathrooms. They are also installed in the kitchen. They have a nice look. They do not radiate a lot of heat. You need to take a lot of care when installing them in the bathroom since they might require some electric elements which heat up even when heating is switched off in summer.
This radiator is the latest trend. It has a wonderful look, but it does not radiate much heat when compared to other radiators of similar sizes. They have a wide application in churches and schools. Their efficiency is much low when compared to the convector type.
Low surface temperature radiators
This radiator is specifically used where there are safety and health issues like in a baby care and hospitals. Care homes are supposed to be relatively warmer than the average house. Their outside surface is luke warm when touched, but the inside surface gets hot just like with the standard radiators. A metallic framework houses them.
Convector air heater
These radiators are not very common. They are most suited for people with having a limitation of space such as a large kitchen which has worktops and cupboards everywhere. They can fit in a small space like beneath the worktop. They have a mini heat exchanger which is supplied with air by use of a fan.