A hallway is a unique place inside your home which gives the first impression of your home to whoever is welcomed. It is the space used to traverse to different corners in the house and occupies minimal objects for it is only a passage. Though hallways are often neglected in the interior design space, they play a major role in the distribution of heat and ambiance of your home.
It is one of the smallest portions in the house, which makes it a good place to install a radiator. But what actually makes it an ideal place to set up a radiator? Below are just a few of the reasons why it is important to heat your hallway using a radiator and the impact it has on the distribution of heat in your home.
Even Distribution of Heat in the House
Since the hallway is the main artery of your home, leading from the entrance to the backyard, keeping it warm means you have ensured warmth throughout the house.
When you install the radiator in the hallway, there happens to be an even distribution of heat in the entire house. Even distribution of heat throughout your house is imperative to avoid temperature difference between different parts of your house which are a cause of energy wastages.
When your hallway is not efficiently heated, heat from the warmer rooms or corners gushes out and reaches the cooler parts and overall temperature of the home falls, thereby causing the radiator to run for a longer time.
Even if you keep the doors and windows shut, when opened to move around in the house, warm air will escape and cause condensation in cooler areas.
The best way to effectuate minimal utilization of energy is to install a radiator in the hallway that radiates the correct amount of heat to keep the most open area of the house warm, so that now warm air travels in other rooms where escape route for it is less, and the entire home will be heated evenly.
Hiding or Covering the Radiator is Easier in the Hallway
Radiators are available in different sizes and colors and you can choose the one which best compliments your hallway. There are various accessories available which can be used to cover your radiator in a fashion that it looks akin to a piece of chic furniture such a cabinet or bookshelf, bar table etc.
You can not only conceal the radiator but also use its cabinets for keeping stuff such as books, pottery, pictures.
The Hallway has Minimum Furniture, Curtains etc
Do you know why do bathroom radiators heat your bathroom effectively? It is because there are no curtains or furniture to absorb its heat. Similarly, hallways in most homes lead to the drawing room and there is less number of items in the hallway. It is very unlikely that you will not have the hallway packed with furniture, electronic items, curtains, etc. Therefore, the hallway will be a good place to install a radiator.
This is because, furniture and curtains tend to absorb the heat of the radiator, disrupting the even distribution of warm air. Since hallway, unlike the bedroom or living room is sans curtains and furniture, the air from the radiator in the hallway can circulate freely within the house.
It is advised to keep electronics away from the radiator as they can overheat and melt or tend to malfunction due to excessive heat.
Radiator in the Hallway Saves Spaces in Other Parts of Your Home
As mentioned, the hallway has very limited furniture, which means it has more vacant space than any other room. A radiator will find more than enough place to fit in here.
When you install a radiator in your room – the hot air from it circulates only in the room and it doesn’t disburse into other parts of the house. Also, it will eat up a big chunk of your bedroom’s space.
The hallway being a more open space, in single and multi-story homes, it is the best place for the radiator to enable even circulation as well as provide free spaces in different parts.
Vertical Radiators work Effectively in the Hallway
The size and adaptability of vertical radiators is the reason that they are touted as the best radiators to have in hallways. They often fit along the staircase and fill that gap. As a result, they cut down on vertical heat escapade by tacking the vaulted spaces in the hallway. This, in turn, leads to even circulation of the heat in large areas. Vertical heaters maximize the wall space as well as save the spaces in other areas of the room.
Now you know what was hampering the radiator heat from reaching all the areas of your home. It could have been a sofa, drapes, or even that small table in front of the radiator that prevents disproportionate circulation of hot air.
Always make sure that radiators are arranged in areas with elongated vertical walls. Fix the radiator in the hallway and you should see the difference in the home’s energy usage and warmth in the house.