Basics of Radiator Enclosures
Our radiator enclosures use all three heating methods to provide greatest
possible comfort, highest possible heating efficiency.
Convection moves currents of heated air throughout the room. Warm air expands and moves upward; heavier cold air replaces it. Radiator covers from Beautiful Radiators .com take advantage of convection by circulating air directly to the room’s comfort zone.
Conduction is heat transmission that uses a conductor. Transfer occurs where a
warm object heats a cooler one that’s in direct contact with it. Radiator covers
from Beautiful Radiators .com precisely control conduction, protecting people and pets
from radiator burns. Yet the tops of the radiator covers are warm – warm enough,
that they work wonderfully as food warmers in many kitchens and dining rooms.
This idea came to our attention when a long-term customer ordered
radiator covers for her dining room that were 3” deeper than what was needed
to enclose the radiators. When we asked her about the extra-deep enclosure,
she told us that the top of her radiator covers in the kitchen worked beautifully to
keep foods warm, and she wanted the same feature in her dining room!
Radiation is heat waves traveling from a warm object to a cooler one without actually making contact. Heating is direct. Heated objects emit warming rays called radiation heat waves. Radiator covers from Beautiful Radiators .com maximize the warmth from heat waves.
The illustration at left shows how radiator covers from Beautiful Radiators .com
control and increase warmth protection; In addition to projecting warmth into the
comfort zone, they reduce heat loss and multiply the warming effect of heat
waves by reflection.
Our Radiator Covers
A hot water radiator or steam
radiator detracts from the appearance of the room.
Radiator covers transform a hot
water radiator or steam radiator
into fine furniture that can often function as shelving, book casing
or a display area.
|A steam radiator or hot water radiator allows heat loss through absorption to outside walls.
||Radiator covers conserve heat, preventing outside wall absorption and directing heat energy where
Radiators let heat rise directly
to the ceiling.
Radiator covers increase comfort by circulating warm air directly into the comfort zone of the room. Radiator covers also help prevent drafty areas and “cold spots.”
|A steam radiator or hot water radiator deposits airborne dust and dirt on wallcoverings and draperies.
||Radiator covers protect your fine draperies and wallcoverings.
Exposed radiators can burn: temperatures of an uncovered steam radiator or hot water radiator can exceed 200°F; contact burns occur as low as 118°F.
Radiator covers protect your family, guests, and pets – (and look great doing it!)
Radiator enclosures from Beautiful Radiators .com are easy to order, easy to
assemble. And they’re guaranteed to please, in six great, powder-coated colors. Beautiful Radiators .com manufactures custom radiator covers in all sizes!
Unlimited custom colors, too!