Buying a Radiator is not something we do very regularly and fingers crossed it could be something you only do a handful of times. There will probably never be a time when you are a seasoned radiator buying expert, which is why we have put together a beginner’s guide to buying a brand new radiator.
Buying a radiator can often be a big expense. You will always want to make sure that you do the research and make the best decision on your first purchase. Purchasing a good radiator from a reputable source could mean that your bills will be cheaper and you may not need to replace them for a very long time. But where do you need to look? How much should you be spending or buying a radiator? And what should you be looking out for?
Why get a new radiator?
You may be thinking why you need to get a new radiator at all. The one I have produces heat so why would I spend money on replacing them? A new modern radiator may cost you more money than you like initially but the savings it could produce could save you even more money in the future. Radiators that are 20 years old tend to be half as efficient as a modern radiator.
This is because radiators will corrode away and will become a lot less efficient. Also, radiator technology has taken leaps and bounds in the last twenty years. Radiators from the past cannot compare to the technology of today and by not updating your heating system you may be wasting money on heating your house. Not only will you be wasting money but you are having a long lasting effect on the environment too.
Therefore, more often than not it makes more financial sense to replace your radiators as soon as possible. This way you will start saving money on your bills immediately and save more in the long run. If you do run into any trouble, you can always get help at Natrad air conditioning repair.
Style over Substance
When buying a radiator, the first thing you need to think about is what is more important to you, style or substance? Radiators can come in many shapes and sizes that can compliment your room really well. However, if you want a radiator that saves you a lot of money and can produce heat with ease then you may want a more basic looking radiator that has the technology.
If you are looking for style then you may want to look at a ‘Cast Iron’ radiator or a ‘Column’ Radiator. These are very classic looking and can come in lots of different sizes, shapes, and colours. In smaller rooms, it isn’t always necessary to have a radiator that pumps out an intense amount of heat. So you may feel that a stylish radiator could be of more use to you.
So it is worth thinking if you want it simple and hot, or stylish and average.
How will I pay?
Buying a radiator does not always have to break the bank. There are always lots of different options to pay that will suit you.
A lot of companies now offer a payment plan system that allows you to pay for your radiators in small affordable chunks. For example with Trade Radiators you can pay your balance over 18 or 24 months, you can read more here.
These options will require you to have a credit check and be accepted. If you do manage to pass your credit check then you will find that buying a radiator has become a lot more affordable.