Why our radiators should be hung on the wall
Often, when looking for electric radiators in shops or online, we tend to choose a product that is small, high-powered, and if possible, on wheels, to be able to move it from room to room.
Oil radiators with open elements on both sides and wheels on top not only heat the entire room, but also stratify the air temperature. All the heat they emit to the environment is by radiation, heating the air near the appliance. This reduces comfort and increases consumption.
When buying a radiator for a room, it’s important to consider several aspects. For example, to size the installation of appliances in a room, it’s important to take into account the room’s measurement in square meters, the height of the ceiling, the percentage of glass façade, the room’s orientation, the type of insulation in the façade and dividing walls and if the room is open to a heated space or not.
For these reasons, a radiator should never be moved to another room unless the conditions between rooms are very similar. In addition, radiators must be placed on a wall that is perpendicular to the façade, and never under a window, as this would cause greater consumptions due to alterations to the air probe readings.
Hanging the radiator on the wall, always at a height of between 10 and 15 centimeters from the floor, guarantees proper natural air convection throughout the room.