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DESIGNER VICTORIAN RADIATORS FAQs
What is a Victorian Column Radiator?
Victorian column radiators are identified by their upright sections which can each consist of 2, 3, or 4 columns. The sections are lined up, side on, and joined at the top and bottom.
They are weighty, old style radiators in terms of presence and their bold metal ridges stand out proud. It is not a minimalist radiator. Instead, it is a strong, statement radiator that will be a much-admired piece in your interior design.
Are Old Style Radiators Efficient?
Just because these are antique style radiators does not mean they use old fashioned radiator technology. Stelrad, as one of the leading manufacturers of Victorian style radiators in the UK, use the latest advances in radiator construction to ensure our radiators are as efficient as possible.
Due to the increased surface area of Victorian column radiators, they are one of the most efficient radiators you can buy. The column construction of these traditional radiators also allows for effective air circulation, helping the convection process and providing better warmth for your room.
How to Bleed Victorian Radiators?
If you find that the top of your Victorian Radiator is cool even when the central heating is on and the bottom of the radiator is warm, this is a sign that your radiator needs bleeding.
Like standard household radiators, a Victorian style radiator will have a bleed valve at the top which can be opened by a standard radiator key.
Turn off the central heating and, using a rag to catch any water which may escape, insert the radiator key into the valve and turn. You will hear a hiss as the air escapes. Once this hiss stops and only water emerges, promptly close the valve.
Turn your central heating back on and allow some time for the circulation to complete. You should have a toasty warm Victorian radiator once again.