With our previous blog posted earlier this week, we have covered the difference between Delta50 and Delta60. However there are a few more points to consider when comparing two towel radiators.
Actual surface space of the towel radiator is also very important and this will also contribute towards radiator heat outputs. Say we have two of the most standard sized towel radiators which are 500mm in width and 1150mm in height and we have two suppliers with exact same size radiator. Both supplier A and supplier B is advertising their products at Delta60 and yet when we compare the two radiators there is still a difference. When you are faced with this difference in heat outputs, you will need to check;
a. Total number of horizontal bars/rails
b. Thickness of the vertical and horizontal rails.
Both of these above will contribute to the overall surface space of a radiator. Naturally, greater the surface space, higher the heat output. While 1st radiator from supplier A has a total number of 18 horizontal bars, 2nd radiator from supplier B may have 22 horizontal bars. In this instance, 1st radiator will have wider gaps to hang your towels which may be a useful thing but as there are fewer bars, there will be less surface space, hence less heat. However, on the 2nd radiator, gaps may be shorter but as there are more bars, it will have a greater surface space, hence more heat. Alternatively both of the same size radiators may have a total number of 20 horizontal bars but the diameter of the bars on the 1st towel radiator may be 19mm where the diameter of the bars 0n the 2nd towel radiator may be 22mm. Again, this will mean that the second radiator would have more surface space; hence it will give out more heat compared to other towel radiator.
In a nutshell:
More Surface Space = More Heat