Radflek Radiator Reflector Panel (20 Radiator Pack) 40% off at £27.21 (from £44.99) - Amazon LIGHTNING DEAL
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Radflek Radiator Reflector Panel (20 Radiator Pack) 40% off at £27.21 (from £44.99) - Amazon LIGHTNING DEAL

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Found 12th Dec 2012
Been thinking about these for a while but have been put off by the price. They're reflector panels that stop your radiator heating your wall and pushes the heat back into the room. These ones (and one other make) have good reviews. At 40% off, worth a punt and as cheap as they've been for a 20 rad pack.

Lightning Deal so be quick.

From Amazon:

Radflek reflects back into the room 95% of the heat energy radiated from the rear of your radiator.
This reduces your energy bill - the reflected energy is used to heat the room and not the wall – and reduces your carbon footprint.
Independent testing shows that Radflek is 23% more efficient than louvered or saw-toothed panels.
Radflek can pay for itself in a year.
Radflek is easy to install -it takes only minutes. Once installed, nobody will know Radflek is there

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can also just use tinfoil & some blue tac. Cost about 2quid

Do they really work?

jannah

Do they really work?



Big debate in yesterday's deal thread

hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

bargainbec

can also just use tinfoil & some blue tac. Cost about 2quid



classy

Every couple of months they give these away free on money saving expert....they'll put a link up and the first 1000 get them free...I've never been quick enough though! They go in like 5 mins!

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jannah

Do they really work?



Now, there's a question!

There are plenty of people who will come along and say that they don't and give sound scientific reasons why they won't. There has been research done to suggest that they do. This is interesting...

"There are only two radiator reflectors approved for use in the UK Government's Carbon Emission Reduction Target (CERT) Scheme administered by Ofgem (the UK Regulator of energy companies)– Radflek and Heatkeeper (also called Novitherm). Independent testing of Radflek for the CERT Scheme has shown that Radflek is 23% more efficient than Heatkeeper/Novitherm."

And, finally, there are plenty of people who have bought them and put them in who say that they do work very well.

Now, me? I've no idea! I've weighed up what I've read and I think, on balance, the Radflek and Heatkeeper ones possibly will work (with the Radfleks being better). The OFGEM thing carries a lot of weight in my mind. So I've ordered a set and, when I've put them in, I'll let you know! But, like I said, I've not seen them at this price before and, at full price, they are meant to pay themselves back in a year - so at 40% off...

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craigwhitlow

Every couple of months they give these away free on money saving … Every couple of months they give these away free on money saving expert....they'll put a link up and the first 1000 get them free...I've never been quick enough though! They go in like 5 mins!



I remember the days when it was possible to get something in an MSE giveaway... it was years ago before it got incredibly big!!

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simplyjimbo

Big debate in yesterday's deal … Big debate in yesterday's deal threadhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/radflek-radiator-reflector-panel-includes-5-sheets-10-radiator-pack-amazon-15-18-1403860?page=2#post16440886



The ones on this thread are cheaper per rad!

I'm heartened by the difference in view between people who have used them and people who haven't!

Thanks op, hope my cancellation request for yesterday's deal goes through oO

gonna try , thanks op

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Steve353

Thanks op, hope my cancellation request for yesterday's deal goes through … Thanks op, hope my cancellation request for yesterday's deal goes through oO



snoopy18

gonna try , thanks op



You're welcome!

Maybe, once we've all put them in, we should start a thread in the Misc section so people can have actual feedback on whether they're any good?
Edited by: "jmarko" 12th Dec 2012

officegirl

classy



Why, are the back of your radiators viewable & define your level of class?

Use tinfoil & bluetac or pay 20+ quid for these. Both do the same thing, fact.

bargainbec

Why, are the back of your radiators viewable & define your level of … Why, are the back of your radiators viewable & define your level of class?Use tinfoil & bluetac or pay 20+ quid for these. Both do the same thing, fact.



Whilst tin foil and blue tac will help to reflect heat back , not all insultation products are the same. You dont for instance put a layer of tin foil in the roof to insulate it. I have this product and having used similar before, I am one of those who can definately recommend them. They are one of the insulators that truely work and have saved me a fortune in heating this year.

bargainbec

Why, are the back of your radiators viewable & define your level of … Why, are the back of your radiators viewable & define your level of class?Use tinfoil & bluetac or pay 20+ quid for these. Both do the same thing, fact.



Unfortunately not, I'm on the side of "these aren't worth it" as they have a limited scope of where they're actually useful. But *if* you need them then it's not the reflectivity, but the insulation that's the factor at play i.e it's not radiation but conduction through insulated walls that these are supposed to provide

I;d also guess these would only be of use if you have decent insulation elsewhere. Otherwise you will reflect the heat back from the radiator , only for it to go out through another part of the room instead. I would assume thats why some people see a difference and others dont.

Just a thought

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bargainbec

Why, are the back of your radiators viewable & define your level of … Why, are the back of your radiators viewable & define your level of class?Use tinfoil & bluetac or pay 20+ quid for these. Both do the same thing, fact.



Except it's not a fact on various levels. This has foil with a thicker material backing which forms part of the reflective unit. You'd also find that your tinfoil will rustle due to air convection. Also, using blutack would be a bit silly because it would melt and you'd be left with an oily, greasy mess. Other than that, your idea is foolproof.

umm,

jmarko

Except it's not a fact on various levels. This has foil with a thicker … Except it's not a fact on various levels. This has foil with a thicker material backing which forms part of the reflective unit. You'd also find that your tinfoil will rustle due to air convection. Also, using blutack would be a bit silly because it would melt and you'd be left with an oily, greasy mess. Other than that, your idea is foolproof.



Just for an fyi to clear up the assumptions... The foil doesn't rustle as it is attached to the wall behind the radiators, the bluetac hasn't melted as it doesn't touch the radiator & the 3rd room with the expensive professional reflector (which is smaller than ones using tinfoil) is no better heated than the other 2, so for my property, yes it is fool proof. I got this tip off a money saving program & I'm glad I did cause it saved me wasting another 40+ quid on these.

Spend 27quid on one of these if you want, my post is offering advice on a much cheaper alternative.

bargainbec

umm,Just for an fyi to clear up the assumptions... The foil doesn't … umm,Just for an fyi to clear up the assumptions... The foil doesn't rustle as it is attached to the wall behind the radiators, the bluetac hasn't melted as it doesn't touch the radiator & the 3rd room with the expensive professional reflector (which is smaller than ones using tinfoil) is no better heated than the other 2, so for my property, yes it is fool proof. I got this tip off a money saving program & I'm glad I did cause it saved me wasting another 40+ quid on these. Spend 27quid on one of these if you want, my post is offering advice on a much cheaper alternative.



It sounds like for you then thats the best option. I think the comments here were about suggesting that your experience is a Fact , i,e. applicable for all. I could similarly quote my own experiences with similar home grown solutions v this product and can recommend spending the extra 40 quid given the large amount more I have saved on heating.

Each to there own though. Whatever works for you

How do you get this price? It's showing full price. I m using mobile so does this make difference?

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jannah

How do you get this price? It's showing full price. I m using mobile so … How do you get this price? It's showing full price. I m using mobile so does this make difference?



possibly does. I'm on a laptop and it's showing in the top right hand corner where the price is - two prices - one full price and one lightning deal price.

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About 90 mins left to grab these - assuming that they don't run out beforehand...

Then they'll go back up to £44.99.

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Expired. Hope those of you that wanted it got it.
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