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The concept of a radiator heater was invented in the mid-1800s and has already a long history of keeping people warm. As the years passed by, this type of heater has slowly evolved into the low-maintenance, energy-efficient heaters that we all know to this day.

So, how do Radiators Work?

Steam Radiators - they work by boiling water to create steam. The steam created travels up a set of pipes into the radiator. This, in 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. At the boiler is where it’s turned back to steam again.

Steam radiators are old-fashioned radiator heating method and aren’t likely to be found in newly built homes. However, these old style 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:

  1. They are Safe
    This is the main benefit of 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 make them great for extended use.
  2. 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.
  3. These radiator heaters are reliable.
    They last for years and years. Aside from requiring only less maintenance, it is also durable.

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