Stelrad has developed and enlarged its range of K3 radiators, ready for low-temperature heating systems.
The series of K3 radiators have three panels and three fins on a radiator footprint that is scarcely larger than a traditional K2 design – but which offers an additional 50% metal surface area over a K2 to share more heat from a similar area. This range has recently seen three more of its most popular designs released in K3 format to offer additional options for heating system designers and installers.
It has added larger radiators to most of its ranges to allow the radiators everyone has grown used to, to be relevant to lower temperature systems and to operate comfortably with air source heat pumps in particular, which will have a major role to play as the heating system horizon changes to accept these renewable options over the next five or six years.
Stelrad has developed a wider range of vertical radiators too, adding a huge number of new designs and sizes to the range helping to provide the larger radiators needed by the renewable heating options, but vertical radiators with a much reduced horizontal footprint to slot into smaller wall areas in a room, in nooks and crannies, to provide the levels of heat required without taking up large wall areas that will cause confrontation with furniture in the rooms.
Much thought has gone into the latest radiator developments and it’s all to ensure that the radiators available from Stelrad are ‘fit for the future’ – able to continue providing the levels of heat required in homes in the UK to keep everyone comfortable ….and cosy. Stelrad has provided a heat loss calculator and radiator sizing tool for many years, allowing heating professionals to correctly size the radiators in every room in a property – even making automatic calculations for the type of construction materials, the number and size of windows and doors in a room, to ensure that every radiator selected can comfortably ….well, provide comfort. It’s a thoughtful, thought through plan to ensure the radiators virtually every specifier and every installer in the UK has relied upon to deliver and share the heat from the heating system, continue to do so reliably, and straightforwardly.
Stelrad’s Head of Marketing, Chris Harvey said: “Over the past couple of decades the race for more efficient heating systems has been paramount in the industry and we’ve seen the arrival first of combi boilers and then of condensing, modulating boilers, the development of far better heating controls, energy efficient pumps and a wider range of more effective radiators. The development of lower temperature heating systems, utilising renewable heating appliances – such as ground source and air source heat pumps – has given us another challenge, but it’s one we have risen to and are able to respond to effectively. However, the key point to remember is that radiators are all compatible with all heating systems – traditional and renewable- when sized correctly.
“There are always challenges in the day to day work we do, but by thinking ahead, preparing for the changes we see coming and talking to the people we work with about what they need, we have been able to provide a comprehensive solution that will see low temperature heating systems delivering the heat and hot water that people require,” concludes Chris Harvey. “We have the products and we have the support activities in the form of training and CPDs that cover every aspect of the move forward into the new approach to heating in the UK that will undoubtedly be with us more quickly than many of us realise. But one thing you can be sure of is that the relationship you have with Stelrad will ensure that we are all ‘fit for the future’.”
Head for the Stelrad website to see more about the ‘Fit for the future’ campaign and prepare for the changes that are beginning to happen now. To find out more, head for the Stelrad website at www.stelrad.com or at www.stelrad.ie in Ireland. You can call for information on 0844 543 6200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can also see regular updates from Stelrad on Twitter @Stelrad and Facebook @StelradRadiators.