Up to 50% off Radiator Cabinets @ Homebase
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Up to 50% off Radiator Cabinets @ Homebase

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Found 28th Jan 2016
All Homebase Radiator Cabinets at a discount! Up to half price on some lines!
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They don't seem to be reduced on the website...
25 listed
14 reduced of which 1 is 50% off ?
Was worth a look non the less
Temmy1

25 listed 14 reduced of which 1 is 50% off ?Was worth a look non the less



I counted 7.
thank you for posting was waiting for these to come on a deal.cheers h+
I was never keen but I like the look of the one on the photo above, thanks I'll have a look.
They look great but ultimately cost you more money to heat your house. /boring, sensible post/
bellboys

They look great but ultimately cost you more money to heat your house. … They look great but ultimately cost you more money to heat your house. /boring, sensible post/



Do you know how heating works? If you get a good radiator cover it will make your room hotter because it increases air flow
chrisprior587

Do you know how heating works? If you get a good radiator cover it will … Do you know how heating works? If you get a good radiator cover it will make your room hotter because it increases air flow



This absolute nonsense, I'm afraid.
bellboys

This absolute nonsense, I'm afraid.



I install central heating, i take it you dont
chrisprior587

I install central heating, i take it you dont



I have a friend who is a Gas Safe Regd plumber (installs CH for a living) who swears blind that keeping your heating on low 24/7 will 'save you money'.
It doesn't make your room hotter, it should however increase the rate at which the room heats up. This is because the energy into the room is constant (the cover doesn't input any additional energy to the room).
bellboys

I have a friend who is a Gas Safe Regd plumber (installs CH for a living) … I have a friend who is a Gas Safe Regd plumber (installs CH for a living) who swears blind that keeping your heating on low 24/7 will 'save you money'.



Well I don't agree. I think each to there own on that one. But get back to your starting comment covers won't cost you more to heat your house.
Indeed, each to their own :-)

But my real life experience:

Radiator covers - house cold.
Removed radiator covers - house warm

I'm not overly interested in the 'science' that heating engineers quote but I am interested in how easily my house gets warm.

Edited by: "dantesfireplace" 29th Jan 2016
chrisprior587

Do you know how heating works? If you get a good radiator cover it will … Do you know how heating works? If you get a good radiator cover it will make your room hotter because it increases air flow


How does something that blocks airflow around a radiator actually increase airflow?
chrisprior587

I install central heating, i take it you dont

and you're told what is "right" lol
Scorpion

How does something that blocks airflow around a radiator actually … How does something that blocks airflow around a radiator actually increase airflow?



It doesn't. But if someone 'who installs CH' for a living says it does then it must be right

Edited by: "bellboys" 29th Jan 2016
Thanks for posting, I have been waiting for these to reduce in price!
bellboys

It doesn't. But if someone 'who installs CH' for a living says it does … It doesn't. But if someone 'who installs CH' for a living says it does then it must be right


I guess if you strapped some fans to the bottom of the cabinets to draw air in and push it out it could do....
Its because convection is increased pulling cold air in and warm air rise's, however without the cover the heats convection is slower and radiates forward more then up. The key thing is, does it save you money on heating bills not at all however in hallways they can reduce heat lost when doors open but its marginal. The main use for these things is they stop radiators getting damaged in high traffic areas.
chrisprior587

I install central heating, i take it you dont



Have you considered a career change? (_;) Do you also tell your customers those towel bar radiators for bathrooms that also look so lovely will give them a hotter bathroom?
These are also a great place to store dust, kid's pencils and pens, dog chews and biscuits and dead rodents.
Temmy1

25 listed 14 reduced of which 1 is 50% off ?Was worth a look non the less


I counted 9
bellboys

It doesn't. But if someone 'who installs CH' for a living says it does … It doesn't. But if someone 'who installs CH' for a living says it does then it must be right



No idea why Switzerland needs 'installing' ...
bellboys

They look great but ultimately cost you more money to heat your house. … They look great but ultimately cost you more money to heat your house. /boring, sensible post/



Where on earth do you think the heat goes?! Is the radiator cover some sort of black hole.

No of course not, the radiator cover simply acts as a temporary holder of heat. Any heat it absorbs will still be released into the room, just at a slower rate. So it may make the room heat up slightly slower, but will not STOP heat.
nannyhoo

They don't seem to be reduced on the website...


They are all reduced, was on the last week and they were all a lot more expensive
snoopy18

I counted 9


All reduced, just not all saying the was prices
74zep

The main use for these things is they stop radiators getting damaged in … The main use for these things is they stop radiators getting damaged in high traffic areas.



I would disagree, the main use for these (i.e why they are bought) is normally to hide hideous looking radiators / create an extra shelf in the room....
idris19

All reduced, just not all saying the was prices


Try this link
homebase.co.uk/en/…ets
honeymonster86

Where on earth do you think the heat goes?! Is the radiator cover some … Where on earth do you think the heat goes?! Is the radiator cover some sort of black hole.No of course not, the radiator cover simply acts as a temporary holder of heat. Any heat it absorbs will still be released into the room, just at a slower rate. So it may make the room heat up slightly slower, but will not STOP heat.


Imagine wrapping your radiator in insulation. Where will the heat go? The answer is, it will go nowhere, it'll just stay in the central heating pipes and carry on circulating around your central heating system.

So insulating your radiators (with a wooden box for example) makes your radiator less effective at heating up the room, so either your room will be colder or you'll boiler will have to keep working for longer.

money saving expert guy said on TV last week that it was cheaper to just put on when needed. Confusing :-/
spanglish03

money saving expert guy said on TV last week that it was cheaper to just … money saving expert guy said on TV last week that it was cheaper to just put on when needed. Confusing :-/


That is the popular opinion nowadays.
snoopy18

Try this linkhttp://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/diy/radiator-cabinets


All showing reduced on my one pal
This sounds like a great deal (if you keep your radiators in a cabinet). I'll probably just leave mine on the wall. Good find though!
noahsdad

Have you considered a career change? (_;) Do you also tell your customers … Have you considered a career change? (_;) Do you also tell your customers those towel bar radiators for bathrooms that also look so lovely will give them a hotter bathroom?



Maybe stupid people shouldn't comment!
Scorpion

How does something that blocks airflow around a radiator actually … How does something that blocks airflow around a radiator actually increase airflow?



Learn some science on hot and cold air, you will find out
chrisprior587

Learn some science on hot and cold air, you will find out


With all due respect, you made the statement, you claim to be an expert, so perhaps you could educate him. Or admit you don't know.
sniperpenguin

I would disagree, the main use for these (i.e why they are bought) is … I would disagree, the main use for these (i.e why they are bought) is normally to hide hideous looking radiators / create an extra shelf in the room....


Well that as well is that the reason you have yours?
74zep

Its because convection is increased pulling cold air in and warm air … Its because convection is increased pulling cold air in and warm air rise's, however without the cover the heats convection is slower and radiates forward more then up. The key thing is, does it save you money on heating bills not at all however in hallways they can reduce heat lost when doors open but its marginal. The main use for these things is they stop radiators getting damaged in high traffic areas.



​like M6 etc...
OB1

Imagine wrapping your radiator in insulation. Where will the heat go? The … Imagine wrapping your radiator in insulation. Where will the heat go? The answer is, it will go nowhere, it'll just stay in the central heating pipes and carry on circulating around your central heating system.So insulating your radiators (with a wooden box for example) makes your radiator less effective at heating up the room, so either your room will be colder or you'll boiler will have to keep working for longer.



You've sort of agree with me here, but it won't necessarily make the room colder, it will just take longer to heat up, but the heat is not lost and won't make your boiler work for longer. Its like having a cast iron stove, it takes longer to heat up but once it is warm it retains the heat so warms the room for longer.

As for warm air leaving your pipes and somehow managing to get back into them and make them hotter ... stop and think for a second how illogical that is. How can warm air make something that is already hotter than it any warmer?

The warmth coming out of your radiator would have to be warmer than the radiator itself! If your radiator can do this, please tell us all how, because this will save a fortune on heating bills, radiator cover or not!

Edited by: "honeymonster86" 30th Jan 2016
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