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Do radiator top grills and side panels reduce heat output?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by DIYNotIan, 23 Mar 2019.

  1. DIYNotIan

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    Hi plumbers, heating engineers and diyers alike

    I've been reading the very mixed opinions out there regarding actual radiator covers, so I won't get into that! Suffice to say it's a heated debate... I'll get my coat?

    Anyhow, what I can't find info on is the top grills and side panels you often see on rads; you know, the ones that look like they're part of the rad. Do the help, hinder or make little difference to the overall performance?

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    Get out more.
     
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    I'd like to but they won't let me...
     
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    no not worth bothering about, those MDF and wooden enclosure covers however do massively
     
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    Not even for the weekend? Tagged?
     
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    Hinder, but only fractionally.

    Have a look on Stelrads website they do various style but the 'standard' non-designer rads come without grills (Elite) with flat grils (Compact) and curved grills (Softline) and you can compare the outputs and each size and see the difference.

    Daniel
     
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