Radiator Covers

Wooden Radiator Covers

Introduction to Wooden Radiator Covers

Radiator covers provide a great deal of benefits in the houses of those using radiators as their main heating units. Radiator covers resemble cabinets that encase the radiator unit, granting some advantages that make these covers highly recommended.

 

The manufacture of radiator covers includes various construction materials, with the most common one being wood.

Wooden radiator covers are mainly used to disguise unsightly radiators which can undermine all the endeavours of an interior designer whose aim is to make the house look as impeccable as it can be. Homeowners do tend to focus on maintaining a high visual appeal when it comes to the aesthetic of their house however cast iron radiators affect this ambition for they tend to look very unattractive. This is especially true of the older ones which can present a tainted and chipped appearance that may highlight even more the contrast between the radiator and the rest of the house.

Radiator covers

Features of Wooden Radiator Covers

Wooden radiator covers are available in all kinds of styles and designs, resembling Victorian, traditional or elegant and modern furnishings, these being only a few of the styles of covers that can be purchased. Wooden radiator covers can be painted, stained or varnished to perfectly match the décor of the room. As to the front and side panels, these can easily be cut into various shapes, from small holes to flower patterns, antique patterns and many, many more.

Aside from the immediate benefit of totally transforming the way a radiator looks, these covers promote the safety of everyone that could come into contact with the hot radiator. The latter can also cause fires, flaming up nearby combustible materials therefore having it encased with a radiator cover is a good precaution against any potential dangers.

Given the radiator’s structure, this unit can easily gather an impressive amount of dust and debris, adding to the benefit of using a radiator cover that protects the inside heater, making it very easy to clean. The top of the radiator case provides an ideal surface for placing all kinds of decorative items, including picture frames that add to the intimacy of the house. Since this ledge is placed a few inches above the radiator, the heat cannot affect the items placed on top.

Aside from these advantages, having a wooden radiator cover can also enhance the functionality of the radiator, promoting more efficient heating and lowering the energy costs at the same time. The amount of money saved in the process can actually compensate the costs of the unit itself in a fairly short amount of time. This is explained by the fact that the radiator cover pushes the heat on an effective trajectory instead of going up towards the ceiling. The convention heat is thus targeted on a more horizontal level, reaching the areas where it is most necessary. With the heat being optimally pushed to heat the entire room, less energy is wasted, helping homeowners reduce the expenses associated with high energy bills.