Who idea was to put radiators by the windows
Kingston, New York
January 1, 2017 10:38am CST
With all the old homes most of the radiator heater is under the window. This help the home lose heat faster since it just go out the Windows Most of the new homes are electric heat And most are central air and heat but the old Homes are allway cold. And use oil for heat But i think having thr heater yndet the window is a mistake.
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• United States
We bought an old house in Oak Park, IL, and it was beautiful. However, the radiators wee under the windows! Strange indeed. Found this, and it kind of explains the reason: By placing the radiator under the window this floor draught is directed upwards thanks to convection from the rising hot air, making the room feel warmer and providing a more even distribution of heat. Any draught current around the room will thus be warm air, not cold air.
• United States
The older homes with steam heat supplied by radiators is far better health wise than these newer constructed homes and that darned central air or heat BUT in the case of your post, windows were made much better back in the old days too I my opinion
• United Kingdom
I have never thought about this before but you could be right. I suppose it is coldest near the windows so it warms up the colder air first and then warms the rest of the room, perhaps. When it is really cold we stick an electric radiator in the middle of the room and it really makes a difference.
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
We lived in a house that had the radiators right under the windows. I think they were suppose to warm the frigid air that was leaking in because the windows were the crank-out jalousy type that didn't seal very well. Our school radiators were like that too.