3. What are the Benefits of a Aluminium Base Material and why is it More Expensive?
Aluminium is fast becoming a preferred base material due to its heating properties and environmental factors.
Aluminium Benefit 1: Thermal Properties and Increased Heat Output
Aluminium offers much faster heat up times due its thermal properties, meaning it can heat up to the required high temperatures in a very short amount of time. On winter days when you come into a cold house these radiators will heat up very rapidly compare with their steel equivalent. Due to their quick heat up times aluminium radiators are perfect for occasional use rooms such as the conservatory.
Aluminium Benefit 2: Lightweight
An Aluminium radiator is much lighter in weight than a mild steel or stainless steel radiator. For the new age home with plasterboard, timber frame walls an aluminium radiator will exert much less pressure and is easier for your fitter to install.
Aluminium Benefit 3: Costs
Aluminium can be reshaped and manipulated without compromising its considerable strength. Therefore, an aluminium radiator is much easier to manufacture, transport and install, making it a more cost effective option.
Aluminium Benefit 4: Low Water Content
Aluminium require a much lower water content to operate, meaning aluminium radiators are well suited to renewable energy systems where you'll want to minimise the demand on the system as much as possible.
Aluminium Benefit 5: Eco Friendly Option
An aluminium radiator is the eco friendly choice. Firstly because your energy bills will be greatly reduced as they use less water and heat up faster. Secondly, Aluminium is comparatively cheaper than steel and much easier to recycle, therefore the availability is higher due to all the recycling plants in existence. This availability reduces the pressure on the planet to excavate more metals from the ground. You could consider recycling your own aluminium radiator once you have tired of it and set it to use as an aeroplane or a new building?