There are mainly two types of radiator heating. Floor and wall in a form of a radiator. In a hydronic radiant floor system, it pumps heated water through tubing placed in a pattern underneath the floor. The water can be heated by an oil fired burner, a gas fired burner or kerosene, gas or solar water heater.
They use little electricity. Used with foil it makes the heating even more economical. Placing foil in the joist cavity decrease heat loss, prevents hot spots and decreases boiler loads. The aluminium reflects radiant heat. It is used on conjunction with a water or oil boiler. It continuously moves the liquid through the pipes so the heat is stable throughout the home. It is best operated with a time and temperature controls that keep the home in each room at the desired temperature. There is no need to turn it on and off as it is best when on automatic. This type of heating is gaining popularity especially for those suffering from asthma and allergies as there is no air flow that can move dust and allergens though the home.
A wall heater (radiator) can either be water or oil filled. It works on convection. They use convection to transfer the heat from the radiator to the air around it. They simply draw up heat from the bottom, warm the air over the fins, and the warmed air comes out the top. They are the safest to use. Again it radiates the heat so it does not blow the heat which makes it great for allergy sufferers or asthma sufferers. Just set the temperature you want and it will gently heat the room it is in. They can now come with timers too so you are in complete control of when and where you want the heat.
Now a day there are many types of radiant heating. From wall to floor but also skirting board heating where the radiator is inside the skirting board, baseboard central heating, portable and more. Radiant heating is healthier, safer, more economical, they are controllable and stylish. Central Heating in New Zealand supplies the world-renowned DeLonghi radiator range. Because of their low water content, they have a faster heat up time than most other radiators. DeLonghi radiators are designed to produce the greatest heat output from the most compact surface area. They are completely silent when operating. A wide range of DeLonghi radiators are available and come with a 25 year guarantee.