Radiator Reflectors

  flycatcher1 15:46 30 Nov 10
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Is it worth fitting Radiator Reflectors?
EON have a set for £21 which would be enough for our rads.

  interzone55 15:51 30 Nov 10

Or you could use cardboard & tin foil, does the same job and will cost a lot less...

  Ex plorer 15:54 30 Nov 10

If the radiators are on outside walls yes, even if they are not that seems to be a reasonable price to convect heat away from going into the inner walls.

  peter99co 16:06 30 Nov 10

Any way of retaining heat is worthwile. Silver reflectors should be fitted. alan14 is right.

  flycatcher1 18:41 30 Nov 10

Thanks for all comments.
Our walls are solid and about 20" plus thick, I had thought that some of the heat from the rads was retained in the walls for benefit later.
I think that I must make the investment.

  Forum Editor 19:36 30 Nov 10

will certainly retain heat. The problems are

1. They'll take a very long time to warm up.

2. They'll lose as much of the heat they store to the outside air as they will to the inside of the house.

Use the radiator reflectors, they're pretty efficient.

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