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Stelrad Elite vs Softline

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by imroberts, 10 Jan 2021.

  1. imroberts

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    So I've been looking at Stelrad radiators as I have at least one in need of replacement.

    From what I understood the Elite is their "base" radiator and the Compact and Softline are essentially Elites with side panels and grilles fitted?

    However I've noticed that their Softline range come with a 15 year warranty whereas the Elite and Compact are 10 year. I'm not bothered about the warranty but is this purely a marketing thing rather than the Softline actually being superior?

    As it happens, I prefer the look of the Softline grilles so will probably go with those anyway, however I notice that the power output is slightly less - is this purely that the panels disrupt the heat dissipation slightly but otherwise as I've mentioned above they're the same?
     
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    The only difference as far as I'm aware is the panels, and yes they do block the heat very slightly
     
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    Living in the UK, I don't think heating my home is an unreasonable thing to "worry about" personally.

    Not that I should have to justify myself in asking a plumbing related question on a plumbing forum... If you have nothing constructive to post, why bother?
     
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    Thanks muggles, I'm glad someone is here to help a fellow member :)
     
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    It makes him feel superior.
     
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