When it comes to heating up a home, there are a number of different options available. Two of the most popular are radiators and radiant heating film systems. While both of these systems use hot water to generate heat, they do have some differences that you should be aware of.
Radiators are typically made from metal, such as steel or aluminium and work by transferring heat from the hot water that passes through them into the room. They have also been around for many years and are relatively simple to install. Radiators work best when used with a centralised boiler system, so they are often installed in larger homes or buildings with multiple rooms. In addition to being cost effective, radiators provide consistent temperatures throughout the room and can help keep energy bills down.
On the other hand, radiant heating film systems use an electrically charged film that is placed beneath flooring or within walls and ceilings to generate heat. This type of system is generally more expensive than radiators but offers a number of benefits such as greater efficiency (as less energy is lost through convection) and improved comfort levels as heat is spread more evenly throughout the room. Radiant heating film systems can also be used in smaller homes where space is at a premium, making them ideal for modern apartments or townhouses.
In terms of cost savings and energy efficiency, both radiators and radiant heating film systems can help reduce energy bills significantly – particularly when used in combination with effective insulation measures such as double glazing or cavity wall insulation. For example, if you were to install a radiator in an average sized living room (around 40m2), you could save up to 35% on your annual energy bills compared to using traditional electric radiators or gas powered systems. Similarly, installing a radiant heating film system could save you up to 25% on your annual energy bills compared to traditional electric radiators or gas powered systems – making it one of the most cost-efficient ways to heat your home!
When it comes time for installation, it’s important to choose an experienced engineer who can ensure that your system is installed correctly and safely – which is why Euroheat Australia has been providing design & construction services for hydronic heating & cooling systems for over 30 years across Perth & surrounding areas! Experienced engineers from Euroheat Australia will ensure that your radiator or radiant heating film system is designed & installed correctly without compromising on quality – giving you peace of mind knowing that your home will be kept warm & cosy all year round!