Kermi has been producing radiators in Germany since 1967 and in 2005, revolutionised the market with its patented x2-technology. Until today, well over 75 million steel panel radiators have been installed. In the meantime, with the “Kermi x-optimised system”, we are the system provider for sustainable feelgood warmth. For us, warmth to feel good means: heat pump, heat storage, radiators, underfloor heating, residential ventilation, and control.
One component of the Kermi systems x-optimised is an extensive range of radiators. What radiators are there and which is the right one? Our guide should help you find the right radiator. Because Kermi is the go-to manufacturer, when it comes to radiators.
Steel panel radiators are without doubt the most well known and top-selling “standard radiators”. They are available in many heights and lengths. The depth is called the type, and the number indicates the number of heating plates and convector plates. For a radiator type 22, this means: 2 water-conducting heating plates (first number) and 2 convector plates (second number) for room heating. In a conventional panel radiator, all panels are heated simultaneously Kermi therm-x2 steel panel radiators are based on the patented x2-principle of serial flow. The flow initially only flows through the front panel, because this heat output is sufficient in control mode. The downstream plate works as a radiation shield and only contributes towards additional room heating with high convection output as the increasing need for output increases. This results in up to 11 % more energy savings, up to 25 % shorter heating period of the radiator, and up to 100 % more comfortable radiant heat.
A heat pump radiator is the ideal radiator for the lowest flow temperatures. The low-temperature radiator heats up quickly and distributes the heat effectively in the room by combining x2-technology with axial fans. It makes optimal use of the low flow temperature of the heat pump, heats up efficiently, and rapidly dissipates the heat: When renovating old buildings, the radiator can be connected to existing pipes (underfloor heating is therefore not mandatory). In a new-build it can be used in rooms which are only to be heated up quickly at certain times, e.g. utility room or home office (underfloor heating would react too slowly here).
Rooms can be be individually designed with style when using modern design radiators. Simple and timeless or extravagant – an interior design element for the kitchen, bathroom, living area, or hallway. They are available in many shapes and colours, sizes, and heat outputs. The only thing to consider are the requirements for the new radiator: Should it be able to cover the complete heating demand of a room or provide warm towels as a bathroom radiator? Is it to be in addition to underfloor heating? Many design radiators are also suitable for simple, uncomplicated replacement during a renovation project.
An infrared radiator is an all-electric radiator. It provides a high proportion of efficient, cosy, radiant heat. This heat feels like warm sunshine, quickly and directly affecting the human body, as well as any other surfaces it irradiates. The high proportion of radiant heat minimises air movement and dust dispersion. This makes infrared radiators particularly attractive to allergy sufferers.
An electric radiator is completely independent of the central heating. The radiator is delivered complete with electronically controlled heating rod, heat transfer fluid, and controller. It can be used almost anywhere, because it is connected to the mains either via a socket or flush-mounted. A cost and time saving solution particularly in existing buildings.
A radiator with additional electric operation can do both: It is connected to the central heating and also to the mains via an electric set. This is especially practical in seasonal transitional periods, because this means it can also be operated without heating.
There are many good reasons for replacing old radiators. New radiators are more efficient and save on heating costs. They enhance a property visually and energetically in the case of renovation or energy renovation. Replacement steel panel radiators and design radiators are available in a range of different heights, lengths, and depths. With suitable hub distances of 500 and 900 mm, old DIN radiators can be replaced quickly, easily, and cleanly – without any laborious breaking or demolition work.
therm-x2 hygiene radiators are particularly suitable for stringent hygiene requirements. Hygiene radiators do not have any side or top covers, or any convection plates. This makes them quick and easy to clean. This ensures virtually dust-free thermal comfort, highly suitable for people with allergies.
Convectors are small and compact, but will impress you by quickly heating up the room using convective heat. They are particularly suitable for installation in front of room-height window areas, because with their high heat output, they form an invisible heat protection shield and prevent the stream of cold air spreading in the room. Convectors can be adapted for almost any building requirement. Whether curved, following the wall radius, or a cross corner solution, coupled, with one or more angles. And when attached to the bench convector, they even become a bench or window seat.
Heating panels are available in vertical and horizontal designs. Its balanced proportion of convection and radiant heat ensures optimal comfort. Vertical, slimline designs with closed side covers as standard or horizontal designs, optionally with or without covers, are an ideal fit in spacious, elegant interior design, e.g. in foyers, stairwells, entrance halls, or hallways. Special solutions also allow customised heating panels to suit every room design.