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Assortment of design radiators


The time that you only used your design radiator to dry towels in the bathroom is over. A design radiator has a luxury appearance and is an attractive addition to any room in your house. Everyone has their own taste and Haceka presents four models so that there is a radiator available for every style of home. At Haceka, you can choose from design radiators in the following models: basic, modern, design and classic.
On this page you will find extensive information per style and a detailed description on


The styles
Electric heating
Mounting
Problems after installation
Tips



European standard
EN442 is a European standard which has standardized the calculation for heat emission of a radiator. The wattage is necessary for calculating which radiators and how many of them you will need to heat a room. The calculations shown on this site are based on radiators that have been tested according to EN442. According to EN442 the wattage is determined by the water supply with a temperature of 75°C and a return temperature of 65°C at a room temperature of 20°C. A radiator can only be compared to another one if they are tested according to this principle. This cannot be done if the radiator was tested according to another standard. A manufacturer can, for instance, increase the supply temperature to 90°C. The wattage of that radiator would therefore appear higher. In this case a consumer would get false information. Haceka considers quality of paramount importance. In addition to meeting European quality standards, every radiator is tested for leakage before it is allowed to leave the factory.


The styles
Basic
These are the standard high-quality design radiators at reasonable prices. You can choose between D-shaped and square collectors and round or oval tubes. This way you can still give the radiator the style that matches your bathroom and/or toilet. The basic design radiators are well suited for additional heating or warming and drying your towels. Oase's accessories fit all models. With these you create your own radiator with your required functionality and the desired appearance.


Design radiator modernModern
This collection offers you radiators with more a luxurious appearance. These models are also available in bigger sizes. You can choose from round collectors and round or flat tubes. The flat tubes emphasize the modern design. Because of the higher heat emission the radiators are suitable as main or additional heating, depending on your bathroom needs. The radiators are not designed specially for the bathroom although they can be used there. These radiators can be used in every room in your house.


Design
With the models from this collection you will get radiators that stand out because of their design and use of material. For example, Merzouga is made of 100% high-quality stainless steel. Whether the radiator stains easily orwhether it looks luxurious is determined by the quality of the stainless steel. With Merzouga you do not need to worry about that. The radiator is a feature in your home. If you prefer an interior with a linear look, the Tanami will form a real focal point in your living room. The linear panel with a structural finish gives a trendy, luxury look.


Classic
The classic radiator Victoria is an eye-catcher in modern as well as classic bathrooms. The tubes are made of brass. The combination of tubes and the leather radiator makes this radiator a must have. There is no need to mount the radiator; you can just attached it to the wall and floor. Please note that all tubes will heat up; you can use these for drying towels.


Electric heating
For spaces that are not heated by the central heating system, you can electrically heat your design radiator with the Adoria Oase heating element. You might have a loft room or a conservatory that needs some extra heat. Mounting is very easy. Place the element into the bottom side of the radiator. Fill the radiator with water and optionally max 3% coolant (for instance) glycol. This is only necessary when the water might freeze. Do not add too much fluid because it will negatively influence the radiator's performance. Turn the element on after this and the radiator will heat up.
The table below indicates which element is suitable for which radiator.

  
Model Size in mm Color Element
Gibson 690x590 White 300 Watt
Gibson 1110x590 White 600 Watt
Gibson 1600x590 White 900 Watt
Gobi, Sahara, Sinai, Namib 690x590 White, Black, Satin grey 300 Watt
Gobi, Sahara, Sinai, Namib 1110x590 White, Black, Satin grey 600 Watt
Gobi, Sahara, Sinai, Namib 1624x590 White, Black, Satin grey 600 Watt
Gobi 1110x590 Chrome 300 Watt
Gobi 1624x590 Chrome 300 Watt
Merzouga 1200x500 SS 300 Watt

Mounting



You can simply mount the radiator with the supplied mounting sets. In addition, you will need: radiator taps (normal or thermostatically controlled) and teflon tape or plumbing hemp. If pipes need to be re-routed, please purchase the necessary materials to do this.
Calculate beforehand how many Watts are needed to heat the room and what how much heating you need in the room. This way you can avoid any disappointments later on.
It is recommended to heat larger spaces with several radiators, so the warmth is spread more evenly across the room.


When a heating pipe need to be installed through a wall, you need to make sure the hole is slightly larger than the size of the pipe. The prevents the pipe from ticking, which is caused by the pipe expanding and shrinking.
If you are using a thermostatically controlled tap, you should not place the tap too high. This has an adverse effect on temperature control.


Installation options
It is best to connect the supply to the upper part of the radiator and the return to the lower part. So the supply to the upper left side and the return to the bottom right hand side. Or the supply to the upper right side and the return on the bottom left hand side. If this ideal installation is not possible, you can also choose to connect the supply on the upper left side and the return on the bottom left hand side. You cannot install both the supply and the return to the upper part.
With the Kalahari, Negev, Thalia, Nevada, Basin, Mojave, and the Atacame the supply and return can both be connected to the lower part. These models have an internal guiding system so the water does run through the entire radiator.


When the pipes for the other models are not installed according to the ideal installation method (see above), you can use a flow tube. This is a copper tube which you insert into the radiator's collector. When, for instance, the supply and return are connected to the upper part, the radiator will not heat. By inserting the flow tube in the return side of the radiator you can solve this problem. The supply is on the upper side and the return is lower side. If the supply and return are installed to the underside of the radiator, the flow tube can be placed in the supply. Please make sure that the flow tube is at least 5 cm shorter than the radiator. Otherwise you will hear the water flow.


Problems after installation
The radiator does not heat
The cause of this problem is almost never caused by the radiator. In most cases a small defect or insufficient water temperature is the cause of the problems. Possible causes are:


The installation is unstable;



       
  • The water head of the circulation pump is too low or the pump is not receiving sufficient power; because of this the rate of flow is too low in certain circuits;

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  • The thermostat knob is covered by a piece of furniture or a curtain. Because of this the temperature near the thermostat knob is higher than in the room itself. The head will fully or partially close and the rate of flow will decrease;

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  • The thermostat knob is not being operated the way it should

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  • The main thermostat is being subjected to external heat sources, such as the sun; since the main thermostat has reached the desired heat, the radiators in other rooms will not be heated anymore;

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  • The water temperature is too low;

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  • Impurities in the body of the tap: when filling the installation floating particles can form a deposit near the tap and decrease the flow noticeably.

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  • The radiator only partially heats: a phenomenon that sometimes can be explained very easily. When the desired room temperature has been reached the valve obviously closes, even when the radiator is not completely filled.

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  • Bleed

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  • If the upper side of the radiator feels cold and the lower side warm, bleeding the radiator could be necessary. Because air rises, this problem occurs more often on higher floors.


Shortage of water
The heating system needs to be refilled if all radiators remain cold. If this needs to be done quite often, it might indicate that there is a leak in the system. Therefore you should keep a close eye on that.


Defective pump
When the radiators on the top floors do not warm up anymore and those on the ground floor stay lukewarm, there most probably is a problem with the circulation pump.


Noise in the radiator
Tubes expand and shrink because of the radiator warming up and cooling off. The material of the tube rubs against, for instance, a cupboard, a wall or the floor, creating the noise. Some noises and causes:



       
  • clac clac clac: indicates bad installation. Supply and return have been crossed.

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  • tschschschsch: too high a flow at the level of the tap, caused by too much pressure. As a result of the installation, it is also possible that floating particles near the tap will descent and in this way decrease the flow considerably.

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  • tic tic tic: there is tension in the installation. The cause of this can usually be found in places were pipes or consoles are in contact with floors, walls, and other materials. Consoles and other systems that do not feature acoustic protection hoods could also be the cause of this. These sounds can be heard throughout the entire installation.


Tips



       
  • Make sure the heating pipes in non-heated spaces are well isolated, so less energy is wasted.

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  • Make sure the system is as small as possible. This way you will save on installation costs and reduce heat loss.

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  • Turn the thermostat slightly lower. Barely noticeable in your home, but your electricity bill will be lower.

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  • Lower the temperature half an hour to an hour before going to bed. By the time it will get noticeably colder, you will already be in bed. You can also do this when you leave the house for several hours.

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  • If you have a slightly older boiler and set the standard temperature to 16°C during the night, less energy will be needed in the morning to completely warm your house again. If you have a new boiler you can easily set the system to a lower temperature during the night.

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  • Warming a dry house is less energy-consuming. Therefore you should air your house for 15 minutes every day. In this way you can get rid of humidity without too much loss of heat.

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  • Never cover radiators, for instance with a towel. Not only is it a waste of energy; it is also a fire hazard with convectors.

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  • Fix reflective radiator foil behind the radiators, so heat will be reflected instead of disappearing into the wall.

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  • Have your central heating system checked on a regular basis.

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  • You loose a lot of heat through the windows, especially if you do not have double glazing. Closing curtains keeps the warmth inside.

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  • Do not just close a radiator in the living room, corridor or hall. It is better to heat three radiator at a low temperature, than two radiator at a high temperature.

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  • Place a letterbox with bristle, this keeps a lot of cold air outside.

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  • Turn off the heating in rooms, you are not using that day.

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  • Hang the drapes up to the windowsill and not below it. This way you prevent the warmth from disappearing behind the drapes.

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  • If you have cold feet it is better to put on socks or slippers instead of turning the heat up.


 



Tips