Install SpeedComfort radiator fans for increased living comfort
Your home should be a comfortable place. There are many products that can help you increase comfort in your house. One significant factor when it comes to comfort is a pleasant temperature in your home. SpeedComfort radiator fans help you achieve exactly that. They circulate hot air faster throughout your home, making each room get to the ideal temperature faster. SpeedComfort fans also help you save money by reducing gas consumption. To get the most out of your SpeedComfort radiator fans, installing them correctly is important. In this article, we walk you through the installation of SpeedComfort radiator fans step by step.
Installing SpeedComfort radiator fans
As previously mentioned, a correct installation is important to get the most out of your SpeedComfort fans. Luckily, installing a SpeedComfort fan is easy and quick. You don't have to be a DIY expert to install SpeedComfort fans yourself. For radiators, SpeedComfort offers two different models radiator fans; SpeedComfort Basic and Narrow. Basic is meant for most normal radiators, where the space between the radiator panels is 70 mm or more. SpeedComfort Narrow fits on narrower radiators, with an open space of 38 mm to 70 mm. A SpeedComfort fan is mounted to the underside of a radiator using a magnet mounting system. Any required materials are included when you buy a SpeedComfort product.
SpeedComfort on single panel radiators
If your don't consist of two panels but instead have just a single panel, SpeedComfort still has a solution for you. If you open space between the wall and the panel is at least 55 mm, you can use SpeedComfort Narrow and the included brackets to mount the fan to the radiator. If you want to connect the SpeedComfort fan to the wall as well, you will need metal plates which SpeedComfort can also provide.
SpeedComfort convector installation
If your home has a convector, multiple convectors or a convector well, SpeedComfort still has your covered. For the SpeedComfort Convector fan, a minimum space of 50 mm above the convector is required. The fan block is placed on top of the convector. When you buy SpeedComfort Convector, a set of brackets on which you can mount the fan is included. Just like all SpeedComfort products, installing SpeedComfort Convector takes only a few minutes.
Positioning the thermal switch
SpeedComfort fans are activated or deactivated by a thermal switch that you mount to the radiator. When the temperature reaches 33 °C, the thermal switch activates the SpeedComfort fan. The thermal switch should be placed on the outside of one of the radiator panels. Doing so on the backside of the radiator is most aesthetically pleasing, since you won't be able to see the thermal switchthat way. For convectors, you can place the thermal switch on one of the pipes using a magnet. If the piep is not magnetic, you can use the included velcro strap.
Connecting multiple SpeedComfort fans together
A SpeedComfort radiator fan is 30 cm in length. One fan corresponds to about 50 cm of radiator. It's possible to connect multiple SpeedComfort radiator fans together and connect them to a single thermal switch. Every SpeedComfort fan comes with a connector cable that's 30 cm long. Using this connector cable, you can easily connect several fans together. You will only need one power cable and one thermal switch to use these connected SpeedComfort fans. On a yearly basis, a single SpeedComfort fan consumes about 10p worth of electricity. You can connect up to 20 SpeedComfort fans together and run them on a single power cable.
You now know everything you need to install SpeedComfort fans in your home. Now, you can start saving immediately. To save even more, however, there are a few more steps you can take. First, the temperature on your boiler can be set lower. In an average home, the boiler temperature is set to about 80 – 85 °C. When you have SpeedComfort fans installed throughout your home, your boiler temperature can be lowered to about 60 °C. Depending on the insulation of your house, the boiler temperature can be set even lower. This also means the temperature of water in the pipes will be lower. Because of this lower temperature, heat loss through the pipes is significantly reduced, helping you save more.
Another optimization worth considering is radiator balancing. Radiator balancing means precisely setting the flow of water to - and from - each radiator. While this is a task best left to a professional, having your radiators properly balanced will reduce losses in the heating system and will increase comfort in each room.
Time to start saving
SpeedComfort aims to make their products affordable and understandable. Installing the fans, placing the thermal switch and connecting several SpeedComforts together is simple and quick. After installation, the only thing you need to do is lower the temperature on your boiler. Radiator balancing is the only step that requires a professional touch, but even without balancing your radiators, SpeedComfort radiator fans will help you save money. In conclusion, using SpeedComfort radiator fans is a great step towards reducing gas consumption and increasing comfort in your home.