Stelrad Radical radiator saves a lot of energy, could do even better with some help from HeatSave
Stelrad Radiators has recently managed to win two impressive awards for its serial feed radiator called the Radical, the company revealed in a statement.
The first award it won was in the national H&V News Awards 2013 where it picked up the award for Best Domestic H&V Product of the Year, while the second one is the Best Retrofit Product of the Year in the Greenbuild Awards 2013.
Standard radiators are ‘parallel feed’, where the water enters the radiator and is fed via a ‘T’ piece to enter both panels at the same time and the same rate. A serial feed radiator allows the water to enter via a centre tap connection, directing the water flow into the front panel first before, after circulating around the front panel, the water eventually makes its way from the front panel into the back panel.
Because the front panel of a Radical heats up first, there’s a higher average temperature in the front panel than you get from a standard radiator and less heat is lost from the back panel. With Radical, the front panel heats up more quickly than a standard radiator would and ensures the front panel gives off more radiant heat – increasing the feeling of comfort to people in the room.
According to Stelrad Radiators, their Radical Radiator is fully assessed by KIWA as offering a 10.5% energy saving over traditional radiators, which is quite impressive in its own right, to say the least. This is achieved partly with the help of the pre-set thermostatic valves included in the radiator’s sales package.
The HeatSave wireless programmable thermostatic radiator valves allow users to attain even higher savings in terms of energy and bills, of up to an impressive 30 percent.
The HeatSave wireless TRVs are extremely easy to set-up and install, since one will only have to unscrew the existing TRV by hand and replace with the HeatSave wireless radiator valve.
Furthermore, the user friendly software and USB stick lets anyone wirelessly check and control individual radiators from any Windows™ laptop or PC.
So, one can turn down the heating in rooms that they’re not using and one can also easily plan up to four years in advance for times when the heating will not be in use with the heating holiday diary, while the ‘hands on’ override button on the valve means quick changes are easy from within the room.
If you want to find out more about the HeatSave wireless thermostatic valves, just contact our dedicated product team, or if you’re ready to get one for yourself, our online store is always open for you to place an order.