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mallyh | 10:36 Mon 15th Feb 2021 | Home & Garden
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we are thinking of changing our radiators in the lounge to vertical ones do any of you have them and what do you thinkof them x

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I think they look very nice but in my experience they don’t throw out as much heat. Ours are the chrome ladder type.
We changed our en suite one, and downstairs loo one, when we had both renovated. According to some mathematical formula both have the right size vertical radiator but neither room heats up as well as with the old horizontal one.
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thankyou ,we have a chrome verticle in bathroom which is a small room ,i like the flat verticals for lounge though x
That sounds really stylish mally, there are some really nice vertical ones around. I wish we’d have got different ones to the ladder ones. You live and learn..
I changed my rad in the kitchen to a vertical rad (almost floor to ceiling) to enable more space in the kitchen area. Be aware that you need to match heat output to your existing setup. Some vertical radiators differ quite significantly in heat output. They also tend to be quite heavy and need fixing properly.
Have had mine several years now and have had no issues whatsoever.
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thanks for your replies ,we have the plumber coming round in the next couple of weeks (we hope)
A lot more expensive, Mally, but they do look great.
As Slack said, their advertised heat output is important.
You would need to look up the heat output of each existing rad and replace with the same.
Heat output is given in either BTUs (British Thermal Units), or simply in Watts.
Figuring out the heat output for modern horizontal rads is easy... just look in Screwfix for instance. Bear in mind that rads can be standard, or high-output models.
Also single panel and double panel.

Assessing outputs for older chunky rads can be down to a little educated guesswork.
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thankyou for that i will pass info on to mr mally x

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