This weekend the clocks go back which signals that winter has officially begun. With darker evenings brings about more electricity use and higher bills. The same goes for heating. The Cork Independent looks at one to save on home heating - by fitting a Heatkeeper Radiator Reflector
The noticeable drop in temperature over the past number of weeks has meant that households across Cork have turned on the radiators, which will be seeing much use between now and next spring. With that in mind and given how people are trying to save as much energy and heat as possible, Cosy Home Store have the perfect solution that will fit in to any home or business.
Heatkeeper Radiator Reflectors sit neatly behind your radiator reflecting radiated heat from your radiator back in to the room. Radiator reflectors also insulate against heat loss so you don't have to worry about loss of temperature in a room.
There are many benefits to installing a Heatkeeper Radiator Reflector. Firstly it reduces the time it takes to heat a room and it reduces your heating bills by up to 20 per cent.
As well as saving money, you won't have to sit at home agonisingly waiting for the heat to kick in for hours on end, the reflectors will speed up the job for you so that you are in warm surroundings before you know it. Also, the unique 'saw tooth' design traps air behind the panel so that it insulates the wall.
On top of that Heatkeeper Radiator Reflectors are easy to install with self-adhesive double-sided tape for quick fitting so that there is no fuss or added bother with installing them - it is a fast and easy job.
A typical household radiator requires two to two and a half panels. The radiator reflectors come in a five pack, 10 pack or 20 pack versions which are typically suitable for two, four or eight radiators respectively. They are suitable for the height of the most common household radiator for added convenience.
In a typical centrally heated room, much heat is lost in to the wall behind and above the radiator before gathering at ceiling level where further heat losses in to the fabric of the building occur. The Heatkeeper Radiator Reflector reduces the time it takes for radiators to heat a room increasing your comfort and it reduces energy bills by preventing heat loss through external walls.
The reflectors do this by reflecting the heat with their silvered surface by increasing the insulation between wall and panel with trapped air and also by increasing the convection effect with their special saw-tooth design which makes the warm air rising from the radiator spin out in to the room.
The UK Building Research Establishment (BRE) report on testing Heatkeeper panels estimate an average saving of €155, dependent on the existing insulation values of your home. In an average poorly-insulated home, there could be as much savings as €280 per year.
For more information on Heatkeeper Radiator reflectors visit cosyhomestore.ie or phone 021-4570226.