My current heating situation is that I have a single radiator in my lounge
which has to heat both the lounge and dining room (open plan style). The
problem is that due to space limitations, one of our sofas has to be placed
in front of the radiator. I expect that this reduces the amount of heat
getting into the room.
Is there any system i can get which will help the heat get out from behind
the sofa; some kind of fan system or something that i can place underneath
the radiator. Would replacing the radiator with a double radiator be
benificial. The room(s) to heat together are about 3m x 7m
Thanks in advance
If it isn't already top spec you can replace it with a double / treble /
double with internal fins etc to increase its dissipation.
(and if you get desperate paint it with matt black paint for better
Replacing with a double will increase the output of the radiator but having
the sofa infront will still reduce the effectiveness of the radiator.
Just an idea... Tape some sheets of tin foil to the back of the sofa to help
reflect the heat, some people put in foil behind the radiators so why not
infront? It'll only cost a few pence to try and you never know!
Move the radiator to the centre of the room and lay it flat (it will
still work, though perhaps not as effectively). It will also become a
useful additional piece of furniture and help to start conversations
during those deadly dull dinner parties.
A great coffee table, keeps it warm anyway. Or warm nibbles pre dinner
I would guess that your heat requirement is around 3kw/10kbtu for the
combined lounge diner. That's rather a lot for a single panel, but more
achievable with a 1600mm double.
I don't think it was "Set Square's" joke, as the headers show. But it was a
very good joke nonetheless, and for a wonderfull moment I thought you had
acquired a sense of humour.
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