A radiator is a heater that can be electric, hot water or gas. Most are wall mounted but there are also mobile radiators. Depending on the type of radiator, the transmission of heat is performed by conduction, convection and/or radiation. Some devices combine two types of distribution: convection and radiation. In this guide we discuss electric radiators, ranging from basic convectors to recent storage models.
In order to choose the right radiator you will need to know the volume of the room to be heated and the budget available as there are large price variations from one type of radiator to another. It is also necessary to determine its intended use. For example, to heat a room quickly it’s best to have an infrared radiator, while for smooth and regular heating a storage radiator or inertia is preferred. The design of the radiator can also influence your choice. There are radiators with very neat designs, some can even be likened to works of art.