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When considering buying a new radiator, it’s good to do a little bit of research beforehand so you know what you’re buying and what to expect. Radiators aren’t exactly the most thrilling conversation topic and talking to friends and family for recommendations might seem a little boring. Instead, how about looking online for the best advice and to research the topic of radiators?
Thanks to YouTube, the internet is filled with videos; watching a clip is arguably one of the quickest and easiest means of learning things and acquiring information. This article shall look at 5 videos hosted on YouTube that look at the topic of radiators.
1) Vintage Cast Iron Radiators
This YouTube video gives a basic introduction to cast iron radiators. Cast iron is not the most popular choice of radiator and is often overlooked, despite the fact that there are many benefits to choosing a cast iron radiator over a conventional steel one. This video speaks about the functional benefits, as well as the advantages in terms of durability and aesthetics.
The clip then goes on to look at the possibility of recycling old cast iron radiators and refurbishing them for re-use, a very interesting idea for all potential home renovators!
2) Painting and Building Cast Iron Radiators
This video looks at how cast iron radiators are created. It’s a complex process and this video looks at the necessary steps before a cast iron radiator can take its place in your living room. Simple yet effective.
3) How to Install a Cast Iron Radiator
Once you’ve decided upon the type of radiator – and it has to be cast iron! – it’s good to know how exactly it should be installed. This video provides an in-depth guide to the installation of cast iron radiators.
The clip shows one cast iron model, using it as something of a case study and examines the make-up and design specifically in relation to how it would be installed into your home.
4) How to Paint a Steam/Hot Water Cast Iron Radiator
A radiator may be as functional and as efficient as possible, yet if it is a horrible eyesore plaguing the corner of your room, it is questionable whether or not the benefits of it outweigh the disadvantages. Having an ugly device in the room is very noticeable regardless of how warm you are.
This video looks at how you should go about painting a cast iron radiator, to ensure that it has an inoffensive aesthetic and complements your home decor. The video starts by looking at how to properly clean a cast iron radiator before going on to paint it, with the correct measures in place to prevent spillages and unwanted paint on other parts of the room. This can be a very helpful guide if your radiator is looking a little tired or if you’ve chosen to install an older model.
5) Cast Iron Radiators – Victorian Style
Cast Iron radiators have a rustic and stoic appeal to them, and really do deserve pride of place in your home. A plain and basic example is impressive enough. However, it is possible to choose a cast iron radiator with embellishments and patterns in the metalwork.
This video looks at some of the styles of cast iron radiators out there. They really do come in lots of different colours and a plethora of patterns, each one even more impressive than the last, visit Radiators Showroom to view a selection online.
When you’re choosing a radiator, make sure you pick the best one that’s available. These videos will hopefully help you in making your choice and give you a little information on how to look after them once you have them.
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