When it comes to heating your home, there are many options available on the market. Two of the most popular types of radiators are panel radiators and column radiators. But what is the difference between the two and which one should you choose for your home?
When it comes to a panel radiator, these are typically flat, rectangular-shaped radiators that are installed on a wall and run off hot water or steam heating systems. Panel radiators tend to take up less space in comparison to column radiators, as they can be installed in any room without taking up too much wall space. These also provide a more consistent heat throughout a room as the panels have larger surface areas that can better disperse heat throughout a room.
On the other hand, column radiators have a much more traditional look and feel about them – harking back to when central heating first came into existence. Column radiators are vertical in nature and consist of several columns which run from top to bottom with several horizontal bars between them that help disperse heat evenly throughout a room. With this design, they do take up more wall space but they also provide more efficient heating than panel radiators as they tend to be heavier than their counterparts and hold more heat for longer periods of time.
So when it comes to deciding which type of radiator is right for your home, it’s important to consider not only how much space you have available but also how energy efficient you want your heating system to be. Both types of radiator offer great energy efficiency if installed correctly but if you’re looking for maximum energy savings then installing hydronic heating can be very beneficial. Hydronic heating systems use heated water instead of air or steam so you can expect an average energy saving of around 30%, allowing you to save money on your bills each month whilst still keeping your home warm and comfortable all year round!
For those who are looking for professional help with their hydronic heating installation, Euroheat Australia have over 30 years experience in designing and constructing hydronic heating & cooling systems for homes across Perth and beyond. Their team offer tailored solutions including design services, installation services and maintenance services so you know that your hydronic system will be installed correctly from start to finish – ensuring maximum efficiency from day one!
In conclusion, although both panel radiators & column radiators offer good levels of energy efficiency in comparison to other types of radiator on the market, if you’re looking for maximum energy savings then installing hydronic heating with Euroheat Australia is definitely worth considering.