There are many choices of design when it comes to radiators but usually only the following materials are used Aluminium, Steel, Stainless Steel and Cast Iron.
Aluminium radiators are more efficient than both steel varieties and Cast Iron radiators simply because aluminium is a super conductor of heat.
Being a great conductor of heat the main advantage of aluminium radiators is how quickly they warm up and cool down responding to the pre-set temperature of your room.
FARAL Aluminium Radiators are probably the most efficient heat emitter available in the UK. They will heat your rooms very very quickly should you arrive home and your heating not having already been turned on.
Aluminium radiators also have a very low water content and are highly responsive to thermostat changes which gives excellent cost savings through lower bills also benefiting from the fact they are very light and easy to install by a single engineer resulting in lower installation fees.
Cast iron was the first used material used for the mass manufacturing of radiators during Victorian times.
Cast iron takes a long time to heat up but takes a long time to cool down too so it keeps you and your room warmer for longer after you turn off your central heating.
AEL Victoriana Cast iron radiators also offer a nostalgic look and feel that other radiators cannot.
Steel is the most common material used for manufacturing radiators today with the un inspirational , cheaper conventional white panel style radiator on offer.
Stainless Steel Radiators are a high quality material with advantages.
Firstly, Stainless Steel Radiators do not rust if it is the right grade of stainless steel.
Another advantage of Stainless Steel Radiators is that they are a reasonable efficient conductor of heat plus stainless steel radiators retains heat longer than Aluminium Radiators.
This means they keep you home warmer for longer after you have switched off your central heating system.
The disadvantages of Stainless Steel Radiators is that they are very expensive and must be wiped down with warm water and detergent twice a year for maintenance.
Are aluminium radiators better than steel? Are cast iron radiator better than steel or aluminium?
All these radiators in there various styles and materials have their advantages and disadvantages but the fact that the FARAL Aluminium are the most efficient radiators available whilst providing beauty with economy means they can be viewed as the market leader.