Hot Water Radiators Design


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Hot Water Radiators Design


Hot water radiators are significantly efficient. Compared to their steam counterparts, hot water radiators have heated water continuously running through them. Additionally, hot water radiators use a two-pipe system, with one pipe acting as an inlet which allows hot water to enter and the other pipe as an outlet that lets water back out.

Similar to steam radiators, hot water radiators aim to provide efficient heating but without the use of steam. Water is heated in a central boiler, and once it reaches the desired temperature, it then gets distributed to all radiators inside a building. As water goes through the various radiators, it will eventually lose its heat until it becomes inefficient to heat up a radiator. Once this happens, it will be returned to the heater for reheating.

In places where winter seasons can become really cold, such as Chicago, hot water radiators tend to be an excellent option. As such, we at New York Engineers understand the importance of an efficient hot water radiator design, not just in terms of its structure and performance, but also in terms of its cost-saving capabilities.


NYE Hot Water Radiators Design

New York Engineers can help you achieve effective and stylish heating solutions. We can help you design the positioning of your radiator, the type of wall it will be attached to, the performance specifications, and the like. Rest assured that NYE designs hot water radiator systems that can function efficiently and safely, promote efficient, cost-effective, and durable installation, and promote smooth operation with easy maintenance. Expect radiant and gentle heat that warms the room evenly. We design hot water radiator systems of all kinds—be it tubular, steel panel, cast iron, classic or designer column radiator, and more. We promote hot water radiator systems with superior design and superb performance. With a 3D model ready before the actual installation or construction stage, you and your team can already have an overview of the whole scope and make decisions and changes beforehand. This helps you avoid costly adjustments later on.

Achieve a contemporary setting with our hot water radiator design. We pay close attention to detail to ensure the creation of a smooth finish and the elimination of unwanted installation errors. We integrate elements that are manufactured to the best standards and highest energy efficiency while retaining and spreading heat for a long period of time. We can help you achieve both function and aesthetics with the best hot water radiator designs expertly crafted by our experienced designers and engineers.


Types of Hot Water Radiators

To help you decide on the design you want for your hot water radiator, it would help if you know about the various types of hot water radiators on the market. They are as follows:

  • Vertical and Horizontal

Vertical hot water radiators are perfect if you have limited wall space but tall ceilings. Due to their tall and slim profile, they are highly unlikely to intrude on your fixtures and furniture. Additionally, vertical radiators have significantly improved in terms of appearance nowadays, so you can expect them to complement the aesthetics of your house well.

On the other hand, horizontal hot water radiators offer a more traditional approach. They span a wider surface area compared to their vertical counterparts, and they also distribute a broader spread of heat. Due to their design and structure, they are commonly placed below windows as a means of countering the cool air which enters the room.

However, they might interface with the placement of your fixtures and furniture. Therefore, you have to make sure you place them in a strategic location where it can provide efficient heating without any furniture nearby.

  • Modern and Traditional

These past few years, the designs of hot water radiators have greatly improved to keep up with the introduction of newer technologies and the demand for more modern and innovative designs. However, there are still those who prefer their old, traditional look.

If you are thinking about having that traditional and retro vibe inside your house, then a traditional radiator will do the trick. Meanwhile, if you’re up for a more modernistic approach, then modern radiators are a perfect choice.

Fortunately, it is possible to have a traditional hot water radiator design which incorporates some of the features of a modern one. We at New York Engineers can suggest the inclusion of certain components to your design to make your radiator perform as efficiently as their modern counterparts while keeping their traditional look.

  • Designer

Designer hot water radiators are widely popular in the market these days due to their impressive finishes and modern appearance. They’re mostly preferred by those who want to have a highly efficient heating solution that can easily complement their home’s interior design.

Due to their stylish appearance, they can easily become a centerpiece in any room. Of course, with the right design, they can certainly stand the test of time not just in terms of appearance but performance as well.

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Design Considerations


During the designing process, there are several considerations we have to keep in mind in order to create a comprehensive and efficient design for your hot water radiator. Mainly, we take these things into account:


To ensure your comfort, we start by assessing the following factors:

  • Room temperature – heating systems are designed for room temperatures between 18-20 degrees Celsius, and it could vary depending on your needs.
  • Downdraught – the presence of downdraught can affect a radiator’s heating efficiency and provide you with less comfortable heating. It often occurs near window areas, considering that these are places with the lowest temperatures within a room. However, any other area that has a lower temperature than that of the room can cause downdraught. A well-designed hot water radiator, particularly one which is installed below the windows, can remove downdraught and even prevent it from occurring in the first place.
  • Temperature variations – any surface within your room that have a lower temperature will provide a lower comfort level compared to areas with fewer cold surfaces. This is mainly due to radiant heat. There are two ways to improve this: one is to improve the insulation, and the other is to raise the room temperature. Ideally, your room should be properly insulated, and the same can be done to your gable walls.
  • Ventilation – proper ventilation is necessary to remove any impurities like odor, particles, and moisture which can affect a radiator’s heating efficiency. This can be possible by briefly opening the window to provide ventilation for a short period of time. However, you can also take extra measures by insulating your windows.
  • Heat distribution – typically, all rooms within a building should have the same room temperature. If there is no insulation in the roof and gable walls, rooms with more cold surfaces should have a higher room temperature in order to maintain the same level of comfort.
  • Wind – during windy conditions, air changes in a room could affect its room temperature. In order to maintain the room temperature at the set level, it is necessary to introduce a higher flow temperature toward the radiators.



Maximum comfort within the rooms of your building will require proper control. Needless to say, in order to achieve comfortable heating conditions, control over the heating supply is required. Controls can be categorized into the following:

  • Flow and return temperature control – typically, you need to adjust the flow temperature in accordance with the outdoor temperature using a weather compensator via a control and supervision system. By setting the flow temperature, you’ll allow the worst located thermostatic valve to have good heat authority, resulting in more efficient heating. A return temperature which is too high can be easily offset by increasing the flow temperature.
  • Domestic hot water control – maintaining a constant outgoing temperature is necessary. To ensure this, a control valve is regulated via an electronic control which could be placed to the weather compensator or installed separately. It can also be achieved by using self-acting controls. Return temperature coming from the heat exchanger for domestic water must be kept below 60 degrees Celsius.
  • Room temperature control – the presence of thermostatic valves in every radiator allows you to control room temperature. Ideally, you want to keep the room temperature at a higher level when there are sick or elderly persons in your house. A thermostatic valve that has a built-in thermostat is preferred.


Operating conditions
  • Temperature levels – large-sized radiators are required if there’s a lower flow temperature. Ideally, a lower flow temperature is necessary if it won’t affect your desired room temperature as it can enhance comfort levels by lowering the temperature differential between the surfaces of the rooms. Two-pipe systems require flow temperature to be constant across all radiators as long as the system will function properly. It’s normally set at a certain level that allows the last thermostatic valve to provide good heat authority.
  • Static pressure – static pressure is essential for making sure that all parts within a heating system are filled with water.
  • Water quality – water quality used in the secondary system should be the same as the one applied for the primary system. Water must always be present, even when there are breaks in operation. Even during repairs, only those parts which have been affected should be emptied, and any possible leaks must be repaired immediately.
  • Return temperature – the ideal return temperature is similar to the required primary return temperature. While the calculated value is at 70 degrees Celsius, it is more preferable to strive for a temperature lower than that. This can only be achieved by opting for a two-pipe system.

There certainly are a lot of considerations to make when setting up your hot water radiator. All components and functionalities have to be kept in mind to ensure a thorough installation. This can be made possible by acquiring an accurate and reliable hot water radiator design. This is where NYE comes in.

We use state-of-the-art design tools like AutoCAD and Revit to make accurate and reliable models for our clients. Our engineers have mastered using these toolsets to craft all kinds of MEP designs. We help commercial and residential areas and cover just about any size of project and work gracefully under pressure to manage even the most urgent requests. New York Engineers are a competitive MEP design provider who always delivers within or beyond expectations.

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How We Can Help


Here at New York Engineers, we have skilled and professional engineers and designers who have been in the MEP industry for years. They will be the one to take care of your hot water radiator design project for you.

We are able to achieve such comprehensive and detailed designs with the use of the latest tools and technologies, paired with the years of experience we have proudly accumulated.

During the design process, we will collaborate with you to make sure your plans and other specifications will be met and applied. We also encourage you to provide us with initial feedback and suggestions. These will help us make amendments and updates to the design before finalizing it.

After the entire designing process is complete, we’ll then run a simulation with your hot water radiator design installed. This way, you can have a preview of how it will look like in your building and how it will work before having it constructed. We can also provide you with a few suggestions and recommendations to make sure the entire process runs as smoothly as possible.

If you need help designing a hot water radiator, don’t hesitate to give us New York Engineers a call. We’re eager to give you the best level of support we can offer.

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