As the temperatures outside plummet our attention is once again drawn to that all important piece of equipment on our walls namely our radiators. With the enormous energy costs it pays to keep your radiators in top notch condition and thanks to certain online suppliers of bespoke cast iron radiators these essential parts of our heating systems can be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
When compared to the modern steel radiators the cast iron versions do take longer to heat up but offer the advantage of staying warmer once heated so in turn your room will stay warmer for longer. So what should you look for in authentic quality radiators? The most important thing to consider is why you need a radiator in the first place. It is not simply a wall ornament but needs to deliver on its prime function namely, heating your room. To determine how well a radiator will heat your room you need to consider its output which is usually measured in Watts. The higher the wattage, the warmer your room can get.
Cast iron, aluminium and steel radiators generally deliver output in a fairly equivalent cost to output ratio so when choosing your radiator other factors such as your individual style preferences, the design of your room and the wall space available should be considered. Designer Victorian cast iron radiators for example can add a charming old world feel to your living area. For added convenience bespoke cast iron radiators can even be ordered online and viewed in 360 degrees from the comfort of your chair. There are also numerous styles, designs and colours to choose from.
Traditional foundry methods can be used to create cast iron radiators which add to the authentic look and feel of the final product since they are based on original moulds. Foundries manufacture castings resembling the original product shape that are produced by pouring molten metal into suitable moulds. The casting is removed from the mould once the metal has been cooled adequately and then cleaning and finishing techniques are employed to complete the product.
Radiators are an integral and highly visible component of central heating systems and therefore careful consideration should be given to the types, properties and suitability to your unique environment before an investment is made. Bespoke cast iron radiators can offer options to suit your pocket while allowing you to express your individual style preferences and heat up your room in the process.