2. Interior walls can become ‘heatsinks’ if they are not heated from both sides. You may not spend much time there, but keeping the hallway cold and only heating the living room is counter-intuitive. In fact, the heat energy emitted in the living room is absorbed into the cold wall rather than staying in the room. Maintaining a lower, but more constant ambient temperature in the hallway, helps to heat rooms more efficiently.
3. The halls, stairs and landings are the arteries of the house. If we think of warm air as the blood, radiators help to pump the heat around and distribute it evenly. Heat from downstairs is able to rise up through the property and filter into adjoining rooms. Provided your loft insulation is adequate, the heat emitted in the hallway will not go to waste.
4. It’s often where the thermostat is. If you keep the hallway cold, the thermostat will overheat the rest of the house. To help the thermostat work correctly, make sure radiators in the surrounding area are fitted with regular valves rather than TRVs.
Being fully bespoke, our radiators can be tailored for any space. Consider going long and low to make space for coat pegs, as above, or incorporate your radiator into hallway storage. The Grace 6C 960mm (38in) shown below sits snugly within an alcove at our Chelsea showroom.