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30 Sep 2019

Which SpeedComfort fans do you need for your house?

By Lynn
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Which, and how many, SpeedComfort radiator fans do you need for your home?

Which SpeedComfort fans do you need for your home

Perhaps you have heard of radiator fans before. Or maybe, this is the first time you ever read about radiator fans. In short, a radiator fan is a device which circulates hot air from a radiator throughout the room quickly. This brings with it two main benefits. Your home will heat up faster, increasing comfort and reducing gas consumption. By reducing gas consumption, you save money on bills. With SpeedComfort fans installed throughout your home, you can save about 22% on gas. To achieve optimal results, you will need the right model of SpeedComfort fan. Additionally, to achieve a 22% reduction in gas consumption, you will need to install a SpeedComfort fan on each radiator in your house.

Here's how it works

Most homes use conventional radiators for heating. Usually, a thermostat is used to control those radiators. The hot air coming from around the radiators needs to spread throughout each room to properly heat up the house. This normally happens passively, and therefor slowly. Due to hot air spreading slowly, it takes a while for each room to feel comfortable and the boiler keeps heating for longer than is necessary. Radiator fans mitigate this problem. By installing radiator fans on radiators in your home, hot air is circulated throughout the room much faster. With radiator fans, you can enjoy a comfortable room sooner and your heating system can work more efficiently.

The main two benefits

The first benefit radiator fans bring is reaching desired temperatures faster. Hot air is spread throughout each room quickly and more evenly, making the room feel more comfortable sooner. Without radiator fans, hot air lingers around the radiator and near the ceiling of the room, losing a lot of energy and failing to make the room feel pleasant. With radiator fans, this problem is eliminated. Another benefit of radiator fans is a reduction in gas consumption. Because your heating system will be able to react faster, the boiler won't have to work for as long. This helps you save money because your household will consume less gas.

SpeedComfort Basic for standard radiators

A standard radiator often has an open space between the radiator panels of 70 mm or more. For these radiators, SpeedComfort Basic is a perfect fit. SpeedComfort Basic takes mere minutes to install, on the underside of a radiator. The fan block is mounted to the radiator using included magnets.

SpeedComfort Narrow for narrower radiators

If the open space between the radiator panels is less than 70 mm, SpeedComfort Narrow is the radiator fan you need. Narrow fits on any radiator where the open space between both panels is between 38 mm and 70 mm. SpeedComfort Narrow doesn't use magnets for mounting, but uses brackets instead. Still, installation takes only a few minutes and is easy to understand.

Single panel radiators

If your home has radiators with a single radiator panel, SpeedComfort Narrow still has you covered. In this scenario, you can fit SpeedComfort Narrow between the radiator and the wall. The open space between the radiator panel and the wall must be 55 mm or more. You can mount the fan block to the radiator using the included brackets, and use SpeedComfort metal plates to attach the fan block to the wall as well. The metal plates are not included, but are instead sold separately.

SpeedComfort for convector wells

If you have a convector type radiator or a convector well in your home, you can also use SpeedComfort radiator fans. SpeedComfort Convector is made specifically for use on convector type radiators. SpeedComfort Convector is palced on top of the convector radiator. In the case of underfloor convector radiators, or a convector well, the SpeedComfort fan is placed on top of the radiator, but stays below the floor level. To be able to use SpeedComfort Convector, there needs to be an open space above the convector of 50 mm or more. SpeedComfort Convector is mounted to the radiator using the included brackets. Installing a convector radiator fan takes only a few minutes

How many radiator fans do you need?

Naturally, you will want to get the most use out of your SpeedComfort radiator fans. To benefit the most, you will need to install a SpeedComfort fan on each radiator in your home. For every 50 cm of radiator panel, you need one SpeedComfort fan block. For long stretches of radiator panel, you can connect multiple SpeedComfort fans together, using the included connector cable. A sequence of connected SpeedComfort fans requires only a single power cable, and you can connect up to 20 SpeedComfort fans in a single sequence.


Written by Lynn

Writes blogs about EV charging and climate solutions for 50five.