Buying Guides

  1. Most commonly asked questions about aluminium radiators

    Most commonly asked questions about aluminium radiators
    Aluminium radiators and aluminium heated towel rails have definitely grown in popularity in recent years. Manufacturers have increased the amount of styles and designs they offer in terms of aluminium radiators and many people's interests have been piqued as a result. This has led to us receiving a lot more questions regarding aluminium radiators from our customers, so we have...
  2. What metal are radiators made out of?

    What metal are radiators made out of?
    The material that radiators and heated towel rails are manufactured from is an important factor in their ability to emit heat efficiently. In this article, we'll look at the main types of metal that most modern radiators are made from. Mild steel Mild steel is the most common metal used in radiator manufacture and, unless you've specifically chosen a different...
  3. The Complete Guide to Bathroom Heating

    Welcome to the Complete Guide to Bathroom Heating from Trade Radiators. In this article, we've compiled all the most common questions our customers have regarding heating in the bathroom. With our many years of experience, we're sure that you'll find this guide the number one reference point for everything you need to know about bathroom heating. Below you'll learn about...
  4. Do heated towel rails need thermostatic valves?

    Do heated towel rails need thermostatic valves?
    Thermostatic radiator valves are an excellent way of managing your central heating system and ensuring that radiators come on exactly when needed. TRVs are often recommended as a way to keep your heating costs economical. However, should they be fitted on heated towel rails? In this article we'll look at why this is not necessarily the best option. The purpose...
  5. What wattage element do you need for a heated towel rail?

    What wattage element do you need for a heated towel rail?
    When installing an electric heated towel rail in your home, it's important that you have an element that is the right size for your towel rail. Too small and the rail will struggle to heat up, too large and you could be wasting unnecessary power. In this article, we'll show you the correct size element you need for your rail...
  6. Is an Electric Radiator cheaper?

    Is an Electric Radiator cheaper?
    There's no doubt that utility bills in the UK can be very expensive, especially when we're at home a lot using more gas and electricity. A common question many people have is whether electric heating is cheaper than gas central heating. In this article we'll explore this issue further and provide with some electric radiator options. The costs of electricity...
  7. The Complete Guide to Dual Fuel Heating

    Welcome to Trade Radiator’s Complete Guide to Dual Fuel Heating. We’re here to be the only guide you’ll ever need when it comes to all things dual fuel heating and dual fuel radiators. We wanted to create a place where our customers, or anyone who wants information on the topic, can come and get answers to all the burning questions...
  8. What is the cheapest heating system to run?

    What is the cheapest heating system to run?
    Heating your home can sometimes feel quite expensive, especially during winter. Therefore, it's important to understand what different types of heating there are, how much they cost and the factors that can influence the amount you spend on heating. 3 mains types of heating Standard central heating This is the most popular type of heating system in the UK and...
  9. What heating system should I choose?

    What heating system should I choose?
    If you're building or refurbishing a property, then you might be starting from scratch and deciding to install a brand new heating system. In this article, we'll discuss the three main types of domestic heating system to help you make an informed decision. 1. Standard Gas Central Heating This is the most common type of heating system and is usually...
  10. The Complete Guide to Electric Heating

    Welcome to our comprehensive guide to electric heating. This guide contains everything you need to know about heating your home with electric radiators and electric heated towel rails. We'll take you on a complete journey including explaining what electric heating is, the different types you might want to consider, the styles and finishes available to you and what works best...

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