Radiator requirement for kitchen

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Hi folks

I'm upgrading the radiator in my kitchen.

Due to a lack of wall space I'm looking at a vertical triple column radiator, with a BTU over the required value I've calculated.

The size of the kitchen is 4.6m long x 3.3m wide x 2.75m high (42 cubic metres). The house is a 19th century stone cottage in a semi rural location so not exactly winning any heat efficiency awards.

My question is will such a radiator circulate the required heat around the room? I've heard they don't work as well as horizontal radiators in that respect.

Should I instead be looking (somehow) to install two radiators? I'm happy for second or both can be regular type 22s.

Many thanks

Tim
 
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If it is important to have adequate heating with normal space warm up times in the kitchen then don't fit one of those designer column rads. They are terrible for space heating, regardless of output. It doesn't heat the space in the same way a convector radiator does. It is more radiant heat than convection.

You can get tall vertical convection radiators

https://www.stelrad.com/radiators/vertical-radiators/compact-vertical/
 

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