Hall & Landing Electric Radiators
To understand the heating challenge posed by hallways, staircases and landings you first need to understand how our radiators work. Just like gas central heating radiators, our electric radiators heat with a mixture of convected and radiated heat. Radiated heat warms people and objects directly without heating the air, so provides the same level of heating no matter the size of the room.
However, despite their name, radiators deliver the majority of their heat through convection. Convection is the name given to the process of heating by filling a space with warm air. As air circulates around the room it is warmed by the elements enclosed within the radiators. As warm air fills the room the ambient temperature increases. This is an effective heating strategy for standard sized living spaces, helping living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and dining rooms reach comfort temperatures in minutes.
However, the heating requirements of hallways, stairways, landings and other open-plan, multi-storey spaces are more demanding. This is because the volume of air contained in your hallway is much larger than in normal sized rooms. Your hallway may be a small room at ground level – with a floor area of perhaps only 6m2 – but if your hall is at the foot of a staircase leading to the first floor landing, you could be looking at heating a volume of air as large as 32m3 ! By comparison, a normal room with a standard ceiling height of 2.7 metres with the same floor area would have an air volume of just 16m3. Obviously, this makes heating a hallway a very different proposition to heating a standard sized room. You cannot use our radiator calculator to work out which size radiators you need for your hallway, because when you heat a hallway you’re also heating your stairs and the upper landing. And because heat rises, a single electric radiator in your hallway will send most of its heat upstairs: your upper landing may be warm but the hall itself will be cold. So, what’s the solution?
Don’t worry, heating a hallway can be straightforward and economical as long as you make sure you choose the right combination of radiators – and we’re here to help you do exactly that! The best way to ensure efficient and effective heating in your hallway is to install an electric radiator in the downstairs hallway and an electric radiator in the upstairs landing. This gives you the extra power you need to heat on both floors and reduces the movement of heat from the hallway to the upper landing. With a radiator upstairs keeping the air on the landing warm, the air from downstairs will have nowhere to rise. A radiator at either end of your stairway will maintain comfortable and consistent temperature levels throughout your hallway – from your front door to the upstairs landing.
Because the heating requirements of hallways are very different from standard sized rooms we do not provide a do-it-yourself heating calculator to tell you what size radiators you need for your hallway. But fear not – our sales team are heating experts who can calculate the radiator sizes needed to heat your hallway and recommend you the best products for the job. All you’ll need to do is provide us with the dimensions of your hall, staircase and landing and we can provide a full, personalised quote free of charge.
We sell a wide range of electric radiators with diverse heating elements with benefits for different locations. Our Haverland Inerzia Electric Radiators are specifically designed for rooms with high ceilings, so could be the best choice for your hallway. The radiators use lightweight ceramic stones which heat up quickly and push out heat at a higher intensity than is achievable by conventional electric radiators – ideal for larger hallways and open plan living spaces.
We always recommend choosing programmable electric radiators for use in your home because this gives you total control over your heating, allowing you to cut down on wasted energy and save money on your heating bills. A programmable radiator is just as useful in your hallway as in any other room in your house; even if you like to keep your hallway heated to a low level all day, to prevent draughts into other rooms when you open the doors, you can still save money by setting the temperature to a lower economy heating mode.
Hall & Landing Electric RadiatorsYour hallway is the gateway to your home: the first and last room that you, your family and your guests inhabit as you come and go throughout the day – so it’s vital that you keep the room warm and welcoming. Electric radiators provide an energy efficient heating solution for hallways and landings that responds quickly to changes in temperature, perfect for combating those icy blasts from the front door. With in-depth temperature management and programming facilities built into every radiator, controlling the temperature in your hallway, stairways and landing has never been so easy.
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