The heat loss is a factor of many things, for example size, designation, insulation, windows, floor covering and external walls. Radiators must be sized to overcome this heat loss.
You may also require your radiators to be fitted with TRV (Thermostatic Radiator Valves). This will allow you to control the temperature of the radiator.
Radiators must also be balanced to allow for an even distribution of heat throughout the property – this is done with other valves NOT the TRV.
These are the most common type of radiator. Ideally wall mounted radiators should be fixed to a strong wall or reinforced for a secure fitting. For a stylish modern look, concealed pipework can be added; making the heating pipes invisible to the eye.
Floor standing or floor mounted radiators offer the flexibility of being placed anywhere in the room as they do not require a wall to be fixed to.
A column radiator has a more traditional look and feel and may compliment older properties. Column radiators are available in both horizontal to vertical designs.
Smaller, and more energy efficient these types of radiators with their intelligent fans react quickly to changes in temperature. There are a variety of different types and styles on the market.
These type of radiators are largely decorative in terms of heating space. Towel radiators are not usually sufficient for heating a large bathroom, so additional heat emitters may be required.
This changes the flow of hot water to a radiator allowing the temperature of the room to be adjusted. This should not however be confused with balancing a heating system, which uses a different valve.