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Do radiator covers block heat?

If you think your radiator is a bit of eyesore, then radiator covers can hide it away, keep your children safe, and even give you some extra space for ornaments. You’re here wondering if radiator covers block the heat? After all, the radiator is covered, so surely efficiency will be reduced?

Here’s the thing, well-designed radiator covers can actually increase efficiency. That’s because they include a reflective backing that funnels the heat back out the front. The top of the cover even stops the heat going straight to the ceiling. So long as the cover has a sufficient opening in front of the radiator, the heat will be able to escape.

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