||Steel Panel Radiators
|If you are remodeling an existing house or
are building a new home, you may want to
consider using sleek, European style steel
panel radiators for your heating system.
Steel panel radiators provide quiet, radiant
heat; they can increase energy efficiency
because they are able to operate at low water
temperatures; and the panels are easy to
Steel panel radiators are manufactured from
heavy duty welded steel. They are made to
operate as part of a closed-loop, forced
hot water (hydronic) heating system. Water
heated by a boiler circulates through panels
which contain hollow, flat tubes. The boiler
can be powered by natural gas, heating oil
or LPG propane. An alternative self-contained
electrical system is also available.
If you are thinking of installing steel panel
radiators, consider the following:
- Steel panels can directly replace fin tube
and cast iron radiators in an existing system.
Uniform tappings allow each radiator to be
piped eight different ways.
- The panels are available in a variety of
styles and sizes. Standard models include
baseboards, wall panels, vertical panels
(good when there is limited wall space),
columns (can be mounted on the floor away
from the wall). They also come in a wall
mounted style that can double as a heated
towel rack. In addition, you can order custom
baseboards and curved shapes.
- The standard panels come in a variety of
colors including various shades of white,
gray, blue, brown, and red. Steel panel radiators
can also be ordered in custom colors to match
Please note that although these
operate at low temperatures,
be connected to a home tap water