Everyone likes watching TV, it’s how we relax after a long day at work, where we catch up on the news from around the world, and above all else… where you can watch other people watching the same shows you just watched.  Amazing.  However, what isn’t as amazing is when your TV starts overheating because of that radiator you’ve got underneath. Electrical items and heat are not usually a great mix, especially when the electrical product in question is as sensitive as a modern flat screen TV.  TVs don’t typically have internal cooling systems in place, so keeping them at...

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Over the past few winters, we have had several queries from customers asking us how to get the most of their radiators and what is the most efficient way to run their central heating system. To give the best possible answer, we went directly to the experts to get the facts straight.  Both British Gas and the Energy Savings Trust agree that, in winter, boilers are most efficient when set to their maximum temperature, around 80oC. At this setting, your radiators will get hotter quicker so your home will feel warmer sooner. This will result in your thermostat turning the...

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Years ago, Roland, the founder of Radfan, had grown tired of listening to his wife complain about how cold she was at home even when the heating was on, and so he decide to do something about it. After tinkering with some computer fans and a piece of cardboard, the first Radfan was born and Roland’s wife was very pleased. Without the Radfan, Roland and his wife were shivering even when their radiators were on full blast because their radiators, like most radiators in the UK, were not doing their job properly. Radiators actually radiate only 20% of their heat....

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Although radiators are vital to keeping a warm home in the UK, one of the greatest issues with them is that they don’t actually do a very good job of it. There are several suggested solutions to this; fitting radiator reflector foils, replacing radiators with fan-assisted radiators and perhaps the most low-tech suggestion and common myth, putting a plank of wood above the radiator, otherwise known as a radiator shelf.   Radiator shelves are just that – shelves that sit above a radiator. They may be attached to the wall or fit on brackets that slot behind the radiator. They...

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