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Room size to radiator size

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Does anyone know anything about radiator sizes? like what size radiator is needed to actually heat a room, im sure there must be some standard guide somewhere, thanks Read More
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banned9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
Does anyone know anything about radiator sizes? like what size radiator is needed to actually heat a room, im sure there must be some standard guide somewhere, thanks
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banned9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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http://www.heatandplumb.com/acatalog/Radiators_and_Towel_Rails.html

Scroll down to the bottom for the BTU calculator, this should give the output you need for your room.
#2
You have to turn the heating on or it doesn't matter what size the radiator is!
banned#3
thank you willhollin i will measuer up tomorrow and go from there, my heating has been on all day and the house never seems to get any warmer, i have double glazing, someone has been out and checked and said i have cavity wall insualtion, my attic has been insulated up to what was needed and yet the house is still cold, the walls in my home are really cold yet they still say i have cavity wall insulation
1 Like #5
You sure all the walls are cold, and not just a cold spot?
We have a cold spot above and below the where the elctric box is on the outside of the house. I am trying to get a local company out to seal from the ground up to the electric box, and from the elctric box to the roof. I reckon it's only about 2 ft wide, but hell, the draught comes out between the floor and the skirting in the upstairs bedroom, but it's hard getting a company out to do so little! And who knows, maybe that draught is venting into the living room, providing oxygen, since our chimney is sealed up.
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sassie
thank you willhollin i will measuer up tomorrow and go from there, my heating has been on all day and the house never seems to get any warmer, i have double glazing, someone has been out and checked and said i have cavity wall insualtion, my attic has been insulated up to what was needed and yet the house is still cold, the walls in my home are really cold yet they still say i have cavity wall insulation


Well dont touch the walls then you wont know they are cold!

Maybe an idea not to walk round the house naked all day!
banned#7
myjess
You sure all the walls are cold, and not just a cold spot?
We have a cold spot above and below the where the elctric box is on the outside of the house. I am trying to get a local company out to seal from the ground up to the electric box, and from the elctric box to the roof. I reckon it's only about 2 ft wide, but hell, the draught comes out between the floor and the skirting in the upstairs bedroom, but it's hard getting a company out to do so little! And who knows, maybe that draught is venting into the living room, providing oxygen, since our chimney is sealed up.


no, they are ice cold. all of the outside walls, mind the inside walls aint much better, when the bloke came out to chek i had cavity wall insualtion he just said some houses are like that, very helpful:roll:

I am fed up with every winter having horrendous fuel bills and a cold house, i dont mind having horrendous fual bills and a warm house
#8
Well do what my friend sarah used to do when she was a student. She had this ****** sofa that she put an electric blanket on then a fleece cover on it then sat under a kingsize duvet. Was nice and worm. The house was freezing but used to sit under that and watch a film it was great.
banned#9
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Well do what my friend sarah used to do when she was a student. She had this ****** sofa that she put an electric blanket on then a fleece cover on it then sat under a kingsize duvet. Was nice and worm. The house was freezing but used to sit under that and watch a film it was great.


look im trying to ignore you here, this is a serious thread, i am trying my best to sort this house out :p
#10
sassie
look im trying to ignore you here, this is a serious thread, i am trying my best to sort this house out :p


That was serious. For once.

So have you moved house? I can remember your thread about something going on but missed what happened. Was just going to PM you but your box is full.
banned#11
GAVINLEWISHUKD
That was serious. For once.

So have you moved house? I can remember your thread about something going on but missed what happened. Was just going to PM you but your box is full.


no not moved, have gone through all the options and am staying here ow, but now i have made that decision i have some serious work to get started on:w00t:
#12
Ah all good then. The eldest must be old enough to get a job now? Send her out to earn some pennies. Not now as its cold and dark but you konw what I mean.
banned#13
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Ah all good then. The eldest must be old enough to get a job now? Send her out to earn some pennies. Not now as its cold and dark but you konw what I mean.


lol - shhhhhhhhhhh people will start thinking im old now:oops:
#14
lol- If you think about it you could only be 27-28. When you read about it in the papers.
banned#15
GAVINLEWISHUKD
lol- If you think about it you could only be 27-28. When you read about it in the papers.


oi ya cheeky get, mine where planned:p well in a fashion - lol
#16
I dont plan just been lucky!

Anyhow I didn't mean you was just saying what girls are like nowdays. Well dont let her out to get a job lock them raging hormones in her room!

Back to radiators, check you maximum output from your boiler in btu's then work out the biggest ones it can support.
banned 1 Like #17
GAVINLEWISHUKD


Back to radiators, check you maximum output from your boiler in btu's then work out the biggest ones it can support.


errmmmmm i think you will need to explain a little further than that hun :roll:
#18
sassie
errmmmmm i think you will need to explain a little further than that hun :roll:


Ok give me more time. Radiators are not my subject am just reading up on it for you.
#19
This may help.

http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/resources/images/gil/49.pdf

If your thinking about replacing all your radiators you may be better off having a new heating system. They are about £2,000 for a condensing combi boiler and 8 radiators and the companies round our way are doing 12 month interest free credit. So it may end up being better value as you might save upto £50 a month on gas depending on how old your current system is.
banned#20
GAVINLEWISHUKD
This may help.

http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/resources/images/gil/49.pdf

If your thinking about replacing all your radiators you may be better off having a new heating system. They are about £2,000 for a condensing combi boiler and 8 radiators and the companies round our way are doing 12 month interest free credit. So it may end up being better value as you might save upto £50 a month on gas depending on how old your current system is.


if i move my house to where you are maybe, but not here, quote from BG gor new boiler and 1 new rad was nearly £5000, even if it was £2000 i cannot afford to replace something that isnt broke, if you get my drift, but am wondering if the lounge and the dining room radiator is big enough
#21
Well how big is your room? How big(long) is your current radiator? Can a longer radiator fit in the space? What time of boiler do you have?
banned#22
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Well how big is your room?
[COLOR="Red"]without getting out of bed i dont know[/COLOR]
How big(long) is your current radiator?
[COLOR="red"]and again without getting out of bed i dont know[/COLOR]
Can a longer radiator fit in the space?
[COLOR="red"]yes it can, but it makes it a smaller place to fir a settee in[/COLOR]
What time of boiler do you have?
[COLOR="red"]a back one[/COLOR]:oops:
#23
Well you said it was serious! Well update the thread tomorrow when you know. Well if you dont want a bigger radiator and a new boiler is out of the question even though the one you have will only be about 50% efficient and the new condensing combi ones are about 95%. So you only option is to replace your single convector radiator with a double convector radiator. A 1.4mtr one is £71 from wickes.
banned#24
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Well you said it was serious! Well update the thread tomorrow when you know. Well if you dont want a bigger radiator and a new boiler is out of the question even though the one you have will only be about 50% efficient and the new condensing combi ones are about 95%. So you only option is to replace your single convector radiator with a double convector radiator. A 1.4mtr one is £71 from wickes.


it is already a double one, will find out some measurements and try and find out the boiler i have, does each boiler only allow a certain amount of rads then? like you cant keep adding to it?
#25
Yes boilers only have a total output. The bigger the radiator capacity you have the harder it has to work. Backboilers are not effisiante and if your is old probably even less so. You can't buy them now so if it goes you will have to get a new one which sounds bad but the savings in just a few year can pay for its self. Just think at the moment for every £1 you pay on your gas bill 50p goes down the drain. Now think if your gas bill was half what it is now a month how many months would it take to pay off the costs. Forget BG they think there are British airways but they are more easyjet with British airways prices.
banned#26
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Yes boilers only have a total output. The bigger the radiator capacity you have the harder it has to work. Backboilers are not effisiante and if your is old probably even less so. You can't buy them now so if it goes you will have to get a new one which sounds bad but the savings in just a few year can pay for its self. Just think at the moment for every £1 you pay on your gas bill 50p goes down the drain. Now think if your gas bill was half what it is now a month how many months would it take to pay off the costs. Forget BG they think there are British airways but they are more easyjet with British airways prices.


it is only 8 years old, had a new system put in just over 8 years ago and everything works fine, but i think they must have put smaller rads on or something cause thy still get red hot just the house never seems to warm up, and at this present time cannot afford to replace, so looking at all options that may help till im in a better postition to fund something so big
#27
Well if it copes fine with heating what you have got then putting in bigger radiators is the way to go. When you do replace it they do a foil sheet for behind the radiator to reflect some heat back to stop it soaking into the wall. You might want to look at something like this.

http://www.nigelsecostore.com/acatalog/Radiator_Booster.html
#28
Scuse me butting in but have you looked into whether you can get a free energy check sassie.
i'm sure I've read something somewhere about them ?
Someone to check over the whole of your property and give advice type of thing ??
#29
hmm maybe I was thinking of this http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/proxy/view/full/165/homeenergycheck

I'll keep looking
banned#30
hottoshop
Scuse me butting in but have you looked into whether you can get a free energy check sassie.
i'm sure I've read something somewhere about them ?
Someone to check over the whole of your property and give advice type of thing ??


yes i have, they wont help unless it is kerknackered, oh sorry thought you meant staywarm

I phone the energy advice line and they just say well some houses are like that, quite helpful really, i must phone them back now the cavity bloke has been out and said it is definatley been done as the energy line reckoned it was because it wasnt insulated that the walls are so cold, sometimes i just get to the stage where i feel i am banging my head against a brick wall
#31
sassie
yes i have, they wont help unless it is kerknackered


Interesting that, I've found 4 councils doing free ones without really trying
brighton
gosport
rochdale
ribble valley

You've obviously got a stingy council unless they fobbed you off ?
Worth another try ????
banned#32
hottoshop
Interesting that, I've found 4 councils doing free ones without really trying
brighton
gosport
rochdale
ribble valley

You've obviously got a stingy council unless they fobbed you off ?
Worth another try ????


sorry, free what?
#33
Ive got it........



























Wait for it........





































Move to Spain!:w00t:
banned#34
gav, that was an option, well not spain but greece, but i think the little one would miss his daddy
#35
sassie
gav, that was an option, well not spain but greece, but i think the little one would miss his daddy


Well you should have done this and sent the little one back in the holidays. Then It would be women on the prowl!
banned#36
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Well you should have done this and sent the little one back in the holidays. Then It would be women on the prowl!


yeah maybes, i seem to miss the boat on everything really :oops:
#37
sassie
yeah maybes, i seem to miss the boat on everything really :oops:


Dont worry you can always get a plane!:w00t:

Stop it your killing me!
banned#38
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Dont worry you can always get a plane!:w00t:

Stop it your killing me!


you watch that too eh :whistling:
#39
What council are you Sassie if you don't mind saying ?
banned#40
hottoshop
What council are you Sassie if you don't mind saying ?


shrewsbury and atcham borough council

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