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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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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While the Radfan is mainly a product designed to help you feel warmer and more comfortable, there are substantial energy saving opportunities that are worth remembering. Tree Hugger (the number one eco website in the world!) has recognised that the Radfan solves the world wide problem of warm air collecting at the ceiling and have included us on their "9 ways to green your home for winter" article.  They've even included a passage from our "Preparing your home for winter" article about sealing up draughts as a great, inexpensive way to reduce your energy consumption. For those of you not familiar...

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Lat week we had the pleasure of attending the BBC Energy Day in the heart of Salford's Media City. The BBC had arranged a day of exhibits, discussions and demonstrations to talk about the UK's energy situation and how we can keep fuel bills down and secure our energy for the future. On display was a wide array of contraptions from solar panels and electric cars to inflatable underwater bags and hydrogen powered guitars! We were invited along to show how energy isn't just about where it is generated, but also about where it is used and how small domestic...

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