Aldi Radiator Covers £19.99 - £29.99
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Aldi Radiator Covers £19.99 - £29.99

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Found 20th Jan 2014
Unpainted radiator covers At Aldi on Thursday 23rd January. Medium £19.99 and Large £29.99.

36 Comments

Fantastic! Thank you

Great thank you

do these restrict the heat from the radiator?

badgerrules

do these restrict the heat from the radiator?



RADIATOR COVERSQ What are your views on fitting radiator covers? I would … RADIATOR COVERSQ What are your views on fitting radiator covers? I would like to do so from the aesthetic point of view, but am concerned about what the impact might be on the heating efficiency.PV, Douglas, Isle of ManAIf properly designed, with large air gaps at high and low level, a radiator cover should not interfere with the heat transfer from the radiator to the room, as there will be a flue effect of air being drawn through it. But a poorly designed or DIY radiator cover, relying only on the perforations in a sheet of decorative MDF or hardboard, might not work so well.



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badgerrules

do these restrict the heat from the radiator?



Yes lots, I know this as I'm a plumber I always advise my customers to avoid them

relco

Yes lots, I know this as I'm a plumber I always advise my customers to … Yes lots, I know this as I'm a plumber I always advise my customers to avoid them



I hope they do, as I need one to stop the heat rising into my wall mounted TV and drying the joints

Voted Hot

good price, ive made these but at this price it's barely worth it..

Any idea what the dimensions of each size is?

tink_sis

Any idea what the dimensions of each size is?



Large:
Internal dimensions: 138.5 x 80 x 15.5cm
External dimensions: 151.5 x 81.6 x 19cm

Small:
Internal dimensions: 98.5 x 80 x 15.5cm
External dimensions: 111.5 x 81.6 x 19cm

Excellent ! Been looking for a cheap one for a while

Fantastic price. HOT

Pretty ? Yes.

Cheap ? Yes

Pointless ? Yes



Radiators are there to radiate heat , these will block the heat. You might as well fit radiators in the cupboards and drawers around your house.

I bought one of these. a while back. literally the worst made thing I have ever bought

Banned

if you're struggling to heat your home and are finding the cost of energy a problem, this may be the reason why, what a stupid, tacky piece of junk

It's good if you've got a huge living room with 4 heaters and a little one crawling about she's already touched the heater a few times and hurt her hand. Our heaters can get very hot too.

Beware we have bought these before they can warp easily as not the best material, but suppose you get what you pay for . Also not as easy to paint and get a good finish as you think.

Ceejay1974

Pretty ? Yes.Cheap ? YesPointless ? YesRadiators are there to radiate … Pretty ? Yes.Cheap ? YesPointless ? YesRadiators are there to radiate heat , these will block the heat. You might as well fit radiators in the cupboards and drawers around your house.



Radiators actually convect heat. You could be forgiven for that mistake given the name, but it does make all that you say totally untrue.

I bought one of these before, they're alright, but they won't stick together using the glue in the box. I made mine rigid with some angle brackets.

As for the carping about aesthetics, heat blockage, etc... well I don't know about that, but if you need to keep a little one's hands off a radiator, they make great sense.

Brilliant! Thanks mate.
These are always something that split people; some love some hate. All I can say is I have a house full of exposed radiators and I hate it. I can't believe that technology hasn't moved on to the point we have a better system than radiators; big stupid metal objects bolted to a wall and taking up space/looking terrible. It's like having a urinal on the wall haha ok, maybe I took that too far...either way i'm going to buy a few of these and anyone stopping me will get bashed with one over the head
Edited by: "chr1stof" 21st Jan 2014

honeymonster86

Radiators actually convect heat. You could be forgiven for that mistake … Radiators actually convect heat. You could be forgiven for that mistake given the name, but it does make all that you say totally untrue.



Actually it makes it correct as airflow will be restricted, Heat energy is also lost into the wood of the cover.

chr1stof

Brilliant! Thanks mate. These are always something that split people; some … Brilliant! Thanks mate. These are always something that split people; some love some hate. All I can say is I have a house full of exposed radiators and I hate it. I can't believe that technology hasn't moved on to the point we have a better system than radiators; big stupid metal objects bolted to a wall and taking up space/looking terrible. It's like having a urinal on the wall haha ok, maybe I took that too far...either way i'm going to buy a few of these and anyone stopping me will get bashed with one over the head



It's called under floor heating, HTH

Jetpac

Actually it makes it correct as airflow will be restricted, Heat energy … Actually it makes it correct as airflow will be restricted, Heat energy is also lost into the wood of the cover.



The heat that goes into the wood is not lost, energy is only ever transferred, it is transferred to the wood, and from the wood it is transferred into the room, so no the heat does not get 'lost'. A valid point about the airflow though, which it will restrict. Looks like this one has good sized vents though.
They may mean the air in a room heats up slower, which makes people think they lose the heat.

By the looks of it these are cheaply made and tacky, I think if you want a cover for a radiator you are best getting one which has the absolute best airflow and, as this is built badly, it possibly doesn't? Only my opinion, I may be wrong.

Cold from me.

honeymonster86

The heat that goes into the wood is not lost, energy is only ever … The heat that goes into the wood is not lost, energy is only ever transferred, it is transferred to the wood, and from the wood it is transferred into the room, so no the heat does not get 'lost'. A valid point about the airflow though, which it will restrict. Looks like this one has good sized vents though. They may mean the air in a room heats up slower, which makes people think they lose the heat.



For all intensive purposes in this case it is lost in terms of purpose (although not totally 'lost' as you state according to the first law...). The heat capacity of the wood would negate the purpose of the radiator (unless of course you are keeping the heating on for long periods of time..)

honeymonster86

Radiators actually convect heat. You could be forgiven for that mistake … Radiators actually convect heat. You could be forgiven for that mistake given the name, but it does make all that you say totally untrue.



Not so. A radiator both convects AND radiates (which is why they don't work well behind furniture), and covering it hinders both methods of heat transfer.
Edited by: "Northerner" 21st Jan 2014

They look ridiculous. Does anyone really think these disguise or improve a radiator?
Edited by: "termite" 22nd Jan 2014

Banned

honeymonster86

Radiators actually convect heat. You could be forgiven for that mistake … Radiators actually convect heat. You could be forgiven for that mistake given the name, but it does make all that you say totally untrue.


what a load of crap

drifter3

what a load of crap



Care to expand your vocabulary and give your brain a little exercise and explain yourself?

I would have though it was self explanatory. To say that radiators do not radiate heat, or that covering them does not impede heat transfer, is a load of crap.

Banned

honeymonster86

Care to expand your vocabulary and give your brain a little exercise and … Care to expand your vocabulary and give your brain a little exercise and explain yourself?


Im not in an English lesson, so no, but i'll repeat because as the above comment seems to imply other people seem to understand quite well given its simplicity (bit ironic given that you seem to think you're some sort of intellectual)

'what a load of crap'

Whether I think I'm intellectual or not is as irrelevant as your initial statement. What does your statement add to the conversation with no justification for it. You're just another little whinging, whining, moaning member of the community.
If you'd care to be a little more polite and explain why I'm wrong, I'd be perfectly happy with that and we could talk about it and that could be to the benefit of others. As it is you've just posted a pointless post, and followed it up with an even more pointless one.

Banned

honeymonster86

Whether I think I'm intellectual or not is as irrelevant as your initial … Whether I think I'm intellectual or not is as irrelevant as your initial statement. What does your statement add to the conversation with no justification for it. You're just another little whinging, whining, moaning member of the community.If you'd care to be a little more polite and explain why I'm wrong, I'd be perfectly happy with that and we could talk about it and that could be to the benefit of others. As it is you've just posted a pointless post, and followed it up with an even more pointless one.


what a load of crap

drifter3

what a load of crap



What's your problem, why can't you discuss things? I'm not trying to be horrible, I'm really upset by your comments and wish you could just discuss it. There's no need to hide behind the internet and be horrible about it. I'm trying to be a positive, helpful member of the HotUKdeals community, and its really hurtful to be treated like that.


honeymonster86

What's your problem, why can't you discuss things? I'm not trying to be … What's your problem, why can't you discuss things? I'm not trying to be horrible, I'm really upset by your comments and wish you could just discuss it. There's no need to hide behind the internet and be horrible about it. I'm trying to be a positive, helpful member of the HotUKdeals community, and its really hurtful to be treated like that.



It has already been explained several times why - it's not our fault if you refuse to listen and take a wholly intransigent and argumentative position with statements like (quote) "all that you say totally untrue."

The whole point of a radiator is to transfer heat into the room as efficiently as as quickly as possible, using radiation AND convention, the rate of which is dependent on the temperature differential between the radiator surface and surrounding air. Covering the radiator, even partially, MUST impede that process, both of convention (by restricting airflow) and radiation (by blocking direct contact with the room, and the temperature difference between the radiator surface and its immediate surroundings).

If you think that putting a wooden box round a radiator has no effect, why do you think you lag hot water tanks, pipes, lofts and walls with materials that have poor heat transfer characteristics (which includes wood) to REDUCE heat loss?


Edited by: "Northerner" 29th Jan 2014

honeymonster86

They may mean the air in a room heats up slower, which makes people think … They may mean the air in a room heats up slower, which makes people think they lose the heat.


You're not taking the normal heat loss of the room and house into account, which is in effect like a leaky bucket. If you don't pump in heat quicker than the room is leaking it (through draughts, doors, windows, walls, ceilings etc.), you will have no net gain in temperature. So by slowing down the heat transfer by covering the radiator, much of the heat you are generating (and paying for) IS being lost to the outside world, with no benefit to the room occupants.





Edited by: "Northerner" 29th Jan 2014

Banned

honeymonster86

What's your problem, why can't you discuss things? I'm not trying to be … What's your problem, why can't you discuss things? I'm not trying to be horrible, I'm really upset by your comments and wish you could just discuss it. There's no need to hide behind the internet and be horrible about it. I'm trying to be a positive, helpful member of the HotUKdeals community, and its really hurtful to be treated like that.


refer yourself to the above comments, not trying to be horrible at all but im assuming you're a grown up? its already been attempted to help you understand why youre wrong but you wont listen, hence all that is left to say in that situation is
what a load of crap,
stop trolling me now
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