When you are redesigning your home it may raise the question of if you should replace your radiators or keep the existing ones. Though it may save you some money right now, could you be saving money for yourself and your family in the long run? Let’s look at the how’s and why’s of modern radiators versus old radiators.
The quick answer to this is, yes! In most cases, replacing your radiator will save you more money in the future than if you didn’t replace them at all. It is understood that a twenty-year-old radiator can be 50% less efficient than a brand new radiator. This can be for various reasons.
Firstly, is your old radiator compatible with your boiler? We often talk about regular services and replacements for your boiler. We put a lot of importance on the boiler heating our homes. But if you have a brand new boiler and an old radiator system, you could be wasting a lot of money heating your home. Instead, pair up a new boiler system with a shiny new radiator from Trade Radiators. If you want an older radiator model ebay can be a good place to search.
It is also worth considering if your radiator just isn’t up to scratch anymore. Modern radiators have better heating technology and have had years and years worth of research applied to them. This means that it will take a lot less energy from your boiler to heat up the radiators. Using a lot less energy to heat your house means spending less on those ever present heating bills.
Radiators are made from metal and these usually work by running heated water through the system. This heats up the metal and then heats up your room. Unfortunately, years and years of constant use can corrode the metal inside and can completely ruin the efficiency of your radiator. Not only will a new system not have any corrosion but they will have the technology to prevent it from happening again in the future. This is not only a big saving on your bills but this is a big saving in having to replace radiators in the future.
Final Decision: Old or Modern Radiator?
When the time has come for you to make a decision, which way will you go? If you are looking for a cheap redecoration and you do not want to spend much money, then it may be worth skipping this and keeping your old radiators. But, beware, if you do, then you need to consider that bills will remain high and your radiators may not last much longer. So though you are not dealing with this expense right now, you will be in the fairly near future.
However, if you do decide to replace some of your radiators with new models then there are many positives to how this can improve your life. Your bills should reduce significantly as you find that your boiler does not need to work as hard to heat up your house. Your radiator will not need to be fixed as often and it will last for even longer before a replacement is due again.
Not only are your finances far more improved but now you have the luxury of finding a radiator that suits you and your house. A lot has changed in the last twenty years, radiator technology has completely changed. You can now get radiators in various different shapes, sizes, and colours. You can take your redecoration to the next level and show off some brand new radiators to your friends and family.
The decision is yours but always think carefully about how this will affect you financially and how it will feel in the long term.