What do they do?
Trap still air
Are an excellent insulator between walls and radiators preventing up to 70% of the heat loss into/through the walls.
They help to distribute the heat output, which is otherwise lost, in part back to the radiator and by convection into the room, where the radiator is sited.
This is achieved by the saw-tooth profiling of the panel, which help it to eddy the warm air currents into the room at the right level . Cold spots are also reduced thereby increasing your comfort level in the home.
The application of radiator panels increases the temperature of water in the central heating system. The result is that you will use less fuel - 10-15% may be anticipated - reducing your energy bills.
Savings result for the following reasons:
- The boiler fires up less often and for shorter periods.
- Warming up times can be reduced by about one-third.
- You will be warmer and may find that you are able to reduce the radiator and/or boiler settings as a result.