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Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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When purchasing a radiator it is important to ensure that it will heat your home effectively. A hallway can be a difficult area to heat, as it leads to numerous different areas, and it can be particularly tricky when a downstairs hallway leads directly to an upstairs landing.

Perhaps surprisingly, when assessing the busiest areas in your home, your hallway will be close to the top. As somewhere that you spend a lot of your time, it’s wise to ensure that your hallway is a comfortable temperature.

What’s the best way to do this? Read this blog to ensure that your home remains heated fully and efficiently 

Why Is Heating My Hallway Important?

As stated above, you will spend a considerable proportion of time in your hallway. Therefore, it is important to have it properly heated, as this will make the area more pleasant to be in.

However, there is another good reason to keep your hallways at an appropriate temperature. 

Heat will travel from warm to colder areas. This means that if your hallway is improperly heated, the warmth from all of the rooms it leads to will be depleted. This will result in wasted energy, and higher overall heating costs.

Hallways, Stairs and Landings

When heating a hallway that leads to your stairs and landing, a lot of the heat produced can be wasted. We would therefore advise installing a radiator on both the upper and lower floors. 

Heat rises, but having these two radiators in place will help to prevent this. With the upstairs a comfortable temperature, the heat from the downstairs hallway will have nowhere to travel, resulting in the warmth being evenly spread. 

Work Out Your BTU

When deciding how many radiators a space requires, and what size is necessary, we strongly advise working out the necessary BTU.

BTU, or British Thermal Unit, is a unit of measurement of heat per hour. This means that calculating your required BTU will allow you to make an informed decision that will result in a well-heated home.

In order to calculate what BTU output is needed for a room, you will first need to measure the length, width and height of the space. Following this, you will need to consider what type of room it is, whether it’s a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen or something else. Finally, it is important to take into account other features of the room: Does it have French windows? Is it north-facing? Is there double glazing?

Once you have this information to hand, you can access our BTU calculator at any time, for free, on our website.

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Alternatively, you can call us on 01400 263320.

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