What size radiator do I need?

When we are trying to improve the heating of our house, we may wonder how many heating devices we need, what power they should have and what are the appropriate measures. If you have questions regarding the size of your radiators, keep reading, we want to help you.


The benefits of installing electric radiators


The best solution to heat your home without complications are electric radiators. You can put them anywheres long as there is an outlet nearby, they do not need masonry or plumbing because they are installed directly and  their only requirement is access to electricity.


In Haverland you can find traditional electric radiators and smart electric radiators, and both will ensure that the temperature in your house is always pleasant, whether you program them manually or if you use our Haverland app in the case of smart radiators.


What should you keep in mind?


The characteristics of your house and the area in which you live will be decisive when it comes to knowing the size of your radiators and how many you will need.

Where do you live?

Knowing the climatic zone in which your house is located, you will be able to know approximately the cold conditions that you will face in the less hot seasons. To know this information, you can consult a map of climatic zones, which shows the average annual temperature of each site

How is the insulation of your house?

Now that you know what the weather conditions are in the area where you are, it is also important to know if the insulation of your building is correct. Good insulation will protect your home from outside temperatures and help keep the interior comfortable, and the size of your radiators doesn’t have to be that large. The insulation has to do with the characteristics of the building and the construction materials, and it will be what prevents the transmission of temperatures between the interior and the exterior. Some ways to improve it with the furniture are, for example, the use of curtains or placing shelves with books on the walls that face the outside because the paper and fabric act as insulators.


How is it situated?

The orientation of the rooms you want to heat is very important since, believe it or not, if they are facing north they will be much colder than if they are facing south. You should also pay attention to whether the configuration of buildings and floors around you can affect their temperature. A building that is highly exposed to the outside or taller than the buildings that surround it will be more sensitive to changes in temperature. It will also be easier to heat an apartment than an attic, because contact with other houses that also have heating will make them more efficient.

How big are the rooms?

The last thing we have to take into account is the size of the rooms that we want to heat, because this will influence the amount of heat you need. The height of the ceilings plays a fundamental role, As less dense hot air tends to rise and in houses with a lot of height you will need more power to keep the low air warm. Precisely because of this density phenomenon, it is important to differentiate if the room has stairs or not, since if it does, it will be easier for the hot air to leave it through the gap that they leave to access another floor.

Our calculator

To facilitate this complicated task of calculations and considerations, at Haverland we put at your disposal our calculator to help you know the needs of your home, stay by stay. In this way, the optimization of your heating system will be maximum and tailored to your needs and those of the comfort of your home.


What size should my radiators be?

Once we know the needs of the room, we will simply have to make sure that they are covered by the power of the radiators that we acquire. For this we can either choose elements with the number of modules necessary to cover it, or acquire a greater number of lower power devices provided that they add up to the necessary to heat the space we have correctly.