For our previous blog posts, we have been discussing about the advantages of the different types of radiators. For now, let us see how old radiators compare to the new ones in the market.
Old radiators have been invented in the mid-1800s. During which, it already has a long history of keeping people warm. Though over the years, radiators have slowly evolved to become low-maintenance, and energy-efficient heaters we know today.
In the past, old radiators work through the use of steam. They are called steam radiators and they work by boiling water to create steam. The steam created travels up a set of pipes into the radiator. This is turn heats up the room via radiation and convection. As the steam goes through the unit, it slowly cools down and turns into condensation. The condensation goes through the unit and ends it’s travel back to the boiler, where it’s turned back to steam again.
Steam radiators are old radiator's heating method aren’t’ likely to be found in newly built homes. However, these old radiators are still being used around the world but it’s no longer the preferred method of warming up by some.
There are some other versions of steam radiators that you can choose from like cast-iron freestanding system - which is the oldest method, baseboard steam systems, and ceramic systems - the newest version of a steam radiator, which isn’t hot to the touch and more efficient at supplying sustainable heat.
Benefits of Radiator Heaters:
- They are Safe
This is the main benefit of a a radiator heater. Many portable radiator heaters come equipped with a tilt sensor and this cuts the power if a radiator heater is unbalanced. The heaters also retain heat well and makes them great for extended use.
- They require less maintenance.
Radiator heaters don’t contain any fuels that need replacing and ventilation does not compromise warmth. Just make sure that you have the one that has a built-in adjustable thermostat. This will help prevent wasted heat and it will lower your energy usage.
- These radiator heaters are reliable.
They last for years and years. Aside from requiring only less maintenance, it is also durable.