Things to Consider When Buying The Right Radiator For The Living Room

Columnrads.co.uk provides 30 years of experience in both the plumbing and central heating business.  With summer swiftly coming to a close, many homeowners could see the value in upgrading their heating systems before another freezing winter.  We offer a variety of different heating systems, along with other necessary items such as thermostatic and radiator valves.  Our user-friendly website has a number of categories that can help any consumer narrow down their search for radiators by room, type, etc.  One such category includes contemporary radiators available for the living room.

It can be difficult to choose the right type of designer radiator for a living room as the size of the room varies from home to home.  As a prospective consumer, price is always an issue, which is why narrowing down your search is a vital aspect in the buying process.  Furthermore, how the column radiator fits into the aesthetic of a buyer’s home also plays a role in the decision making process.  Our collection includes horizontal radiators and vertical radiators in an assortment of colours and sizes.  In addition, there are a number of different designs for the radiators; for example, they offer a choice between two or three column radiators. When it comes to picking a modern radiator for your living spaces, gone are the days when you have to stick with just a white radiator. There are a lot of different types of designer radiators on the market.

As a consumer you have to be aware of the amount of space you are trying to heat.  Choosing the right size heater for your living room will not only save you money, but generally be more comfortable.  Choosing the material the radiator is made out of is another element to the decision making process.  For example, stainless steel is usually the cheapest option, while cast iron is more of the traditional choice.  Your design choice will also likely play a role in this decision.  Some of the other material choices include stone, glass, or aluminum too.

One key consideration is heat output of the radiator and this needs to match the room size that you're trying to heat. There is no point picking a horizontal radiator that looks good in the room, and which takes minimal wall space, if it is too small to heat it! The goal is to find the right balance between the size of the horizontal column radiator you're installing, and the size of the room you need to heat. Our BTU calculator can help determine the right sized radiator for the job.

Industrial style Raw Metal Column radiator

Columnrads works alongside a number of leading brand name companies such as Evolve, Revive, and The Gold Range.  All at the same time, they are able to provide top of the line heating systems and contemporary radiators for an affordable price.  In particular, there are great deals for living room radiators from Revive.  For example, we are offering a 2257 BTU Revive two column radiator (1200h x 398w) for just £89 including VAT.  Or we also have a current offer on a three column radiator (450h x 1502w) which boasts 5110 BTU.

Educating yourself on the different types of horizontal designer radiators or vertical designer radiators, along with knowing the right amount of BTU for the given space will make the buying process much easier. Use our BTU Radiator Calculator to help you decide what’s best for you.

We offer a wide range of different contemporary radiators and traditional radiators. For instance for those looking for standard column radiators we offer white radiators in a range of designs. For those individuals looking for something to suit their own individual interior design we can also supply a range of coloured radiators. These modern radiators can look ultra-modern, or even take on the appearance of an older, cast iron radiator. There is a lot of different designer radiator options to choose from with a range of heat outputs.

If you're looking to change your living room radiators it might be worth looking at updating your kitchen radiators, hallway radiators, bedroom radiators, plus your towel rails and bathroom radiators. For those that require flat panel electric radiators this is another area that we can help you with. Generally we recommend only using slimline radiators or single panel radiators (including double panel radiators for that matter) when no other fuel source is available, as they can cost more to run.

However, in smaller homes, such as flats, electric radiators and flat panel radiators can be suitable since they do not have to do too much work, in terms of heating. Traditional radiators and central heating systems are often not even installed at all in some flats, and these rely solely on a hot water boiler and separate panel radiators. It should be noted that it is also possible to get electric towel radiators for the bathroom and these can be quite cost effective if they are only ever used to dry your towels.

View our range of Living Room Radiators here