Where should you locate LST radiators in a room?

  • 17 May 2019

Contour Heating Products Ltd discusses the importance of the location of an LST radiator in a room, and how to get the most customer satisfaction and heat output.

Making sure that LST radiators are positioned for the optimal levels of safety and comfort is vital to creating a welcoming space where staff and service users can relax.

In the past, LST radiators and traditional radiators have been expected, and often required, to be fitted underneath window sills as double glazing wasn’t common then and the radiator was thought to cancel out the draft from single glazed windows. However, this is no longer necessary.

While it’s still a good idea to locate your LST radiators in the coldest area of the room, you might find that it’s not always underneath the windowsill. For example, spaces with doors that open externally will often be colder around the doors because of the draft generated when people come and go.

You should try and keep your LST radiators away from furnisher that could block the emission of heat into the room. Alternatively, if you have no choice due to room size restrictions, a convector LST radiator will be the best solution for you as they push the air up towards the ceiling rather than out into the room. 

Bathrooms are often small spaces with limited choice on where an LST radiator can be placed. However, areas around the toilet should be avoided where possible. Business Insider states the average toilet flush can spray water, and therefore germs, up to 6 feet away across the room if the lid isn’t down. This creates a hygiene issue if germs are able to reach the dark, warm corners of the back of the radiators. However, Contour’s DeepClean LST radiators reduce the presence of potentially harmful germs thanks to the BioCote® antimicrobial technology that inhibits the growth of bacteria.

Overall, where you place your LST radiator can have a big impact on how effectively it works – so make sure it’s placed appropriately.

Contour can be contacted at;
The Mansions
43 Broadway
TF11 8BB
Tel: 01952 290 498
Email: [email protected]

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