Heating system – the major making for ensuring heat and comfort in your house. In its organization many owners of apartments and private cottages face a dilemma: to choose the modern steel radiator popular – bimetallic, or to prefer «the Soviet classics» – to pig-iron batteries? To solve a problem without knowledge of nuances of each type of these devices quite difficult. The wide range of producers complicates process even more. But … Let’s try to understand.
Natural desires: the stylish design, good heating, and the price does not "bite" – it is possible to embody?
Undoubtedly, it is possible. The main thing – to buy a steel radiator taking into account the physicotechnical indicators defining efficiency of their application in the conditions of your heating system. Let’s concern in brief pluses and minuses of considered types…
The devices habitual for the Russian inhabitant everywhere established in the USSR. They and now for many remain reliable and not replaceable "keepers" of heat in standard apartments of city high-rise buildings. Than not indicator of their durability, high heat conductivity and stability to corrosion?!
But there are those minuses which pushed modern engineers on development of the latest devices (aluminum and steel panel radiators), absolutely not not conceding to pig-iron primogenitors according to operational characteristics. And even surpassing them in all respects.
Shortcomings of pig-iron radiators:
- High inertness – at the centralized giving of heat a warming up occurs slowly (precisely, as well as cooling). Long emergency failure is fraught with the "cold" atmosphere of your apartment.
- The volume of each section in 1,45 l is not actual for country houses – expenses of water are high.
- Instability to hydraulic blows – cast iron is quite fragile, under their influences it collapses.
- External unattractiveness (exceptions – design magnificent radiators at the fabulous prices). Susceptibility to a rust demands systematic coloring or acquisition of the additional "screens" hiding massive devices.
- Big weight, inconvenient transportation and installation.
Bimetallic devices – "expensive" synthesis of two components!
If reliability of a steel radiator, for example, Vogel&Noot the Austrian production, (in the form of internal pipes on which water flows) to connect to thermal parameters of aluminum (as an external cover), high-quality bimetallic devices for connection to heating system (optimum for the centralized communications) will turn out.
Their characteristics and advantage are high, but also the price, often, other-wordly for many. It is the basic and defining minus, especially for owners of private structures is there will be economically not a justifiable acquisition.
From other shortcomings of bimetallic radiators:
- Gradual "pulling" of slag deposits to internal walls.
- The resistance which is forming on a joint of two metals in a place of an alloy, reduces efficiency of heatreturn.
Steel radiator – a universal panel design in a priority
Optimum step for heat organization indoors – to buy a steel radiator of a panel design. This element of the heating equipment deservedly uses recognition in all civilized countries. Its application is popular in private houses, offices and at manufacturing enterprises thanks to a laconic visual esthetics. Plus to it: high heatreturn at a low lag effect (device heating evenly on all surface) and corrosion stability.
Please not only the various updatings of panel devices allowing optimum to pick up them as application and connection, but also available cost. This advantage is actual in case the steel radiator is got at the official dealer the Revitekh presenting high-quality production of checked producers, Vogel&Noot – one of them! The Austrian company successfully solved a problem of rusting steel which could reduce service life of similar radiators till 15 years. The qualitative raw materials made products durable and reliable.
If you does not disturb centralized (one on all) the temperature mode provided by utility services in high-rise buildings, pig-iron "accordion" quite can and be on guard of heat further. To establish a temperature regulator, this type of radiators will not approach. Choose steel or bimetallic devices.
If your income is lower than an average or even high, bimetallic radiators (in particular for small-sized apartments) – almost inaccessible luxury!
Universality and functional of panel designs from steel will allow to equip heating system both a separate cottage, and the apartment. Their small weight and ideal heatreturn, stability to antifrizny influence (the frequent heat-carrier of the closed individual systems of a boiler room) – all at the acceptable price justifying quality.
The decision to buy a steel radiator of the producer Vogel&Noot, will present to you one more advantage – power efficiency of these devices corresponds to the highest standards. She is much higher, than at the analogs made by other companies.
Council: avoid secondhand dealers with unjustified nakrutka! Only in the official Russian dealer Revitekh to order panel radiators from steel it is possible at the prices of the producer. The comfort and heat of your house depend on a right choice.