The Ultimate Guide to Purchasing a New Radiator

The Ultimate Guide to Purchasing a New Radiator

If you're in the market for a new radiator, whether electric or not, it can be tough to know where to start. With so many different types and brands available on the market, how do you make sure you're getting the best product for your needs? This guide from Langmaid Electric in Ontario is designed to help you understand everything there is to know about electric radiators before making your purchase. We'll go over sizing, installation, and even some of the most popular brands on the market today. By the end of this guide, you'll be an expert on electric radiators and ready to make a purchase that will perfectly suit your home!


Consider the Size of the Room

When you're shopping for electric radiators, one of the most important factors to consider is the size of the room. You'll want to make sure that the radiator you choose is powerful enough to heat the entire space, but not so powerful that it's constantly running and driving up your energy bill.


How Much Heat Do You Need?

In electric radiators, heat is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units). The size of the room you're looking to heat will determine how many BTUs you need. For example, a small room like a bathroom or bedroom might only need around 500-1000 BTUs, while a larger space like a living room could need 1500-2000 BTUs.


Installing Your New Radiator

Once you've found the perfect electric radiator for your needs, it's time to install it! If you're not comfortable doing electrical work, we recommend hiring a professional electrician like ours at Langmaid Electric. We'll make sure your new radiator is installed safely and correctly.


Additional Considerations

There are a few other factors you might want to keep in mind as you shop for electric radiators.

  • The type of radiator: there are two main types of electric radiators- convection and hydronic. Convection radiators work by circulating hot air through the room, while hydronic radiators use water to create heat.

  • The material: electric radiators can be made from a variety of materials, including aluminum, steel, and even glass. Consider the look you're going for in your room and choose a radiator that will fit in with your aesthetic.

The warranty: as with any big purchase, make sure you understand the warranty before you buy. That way, if anything goes wrong with your radiator, you'll be covered.

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Now that you know everything there is to know about electric radiators, it's time to start shopping! Be sure to keep this guide in mind as you look for the perfect radiator for your home. And if you have any questions, our team at Langmaid Electric in Ontario is always happy to help. Give us a call or stop by our showroom today!

Contact us today to get started!