Whether you require Tips and Advice about radiators, plate heat exchangers or heating systems in general AEL have the technical expertise to provide guidance on your system design and which products are best suited to your application.
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Delivery Terms & Conditions
- AEL will contact you during the next working day to discuss a convenient delivery date of your order.
- Orders delivered by road transport are delivered to the nearest convenient hard standing position and the consignee is responsible for offloading.
- Standard delivery is between 9am and 5pm on weekdays only, prices for timed deliveries and weekend deliveries can be provided by our sales office upon request.
- Please note that missed deliveries can be rescheduled and are chargeable.
- We're open 9am to 5pm weekdays with Saturday collections possible by prior arrangement.
- Please note that Cast Iron Radiators are heavy so we advise that you double check the weight of your order and the maximum weight your vehicle can carry as AEL can accept no responsibility for the suitability of your vehicle.
What is a BTU and just what is a WATT
With over 20 years of experience AEL can confidently provide you with specific technical advice regarding your heating system. We know it can be very confusing when one engineer works with BTU's and another works with Watts when discussing heat output required for a room so please see our brief explanation below of "What is a BTU" and "What is a Watt" <strong >WHAT IS A BTU? A "BTU" (British Thermal Unit) is an older imperial method used to measure the heat energy required to be generated out of a radiator to heat your room. WHAT IS A Watt? A "W"(Watt) is the modern International System of Units. It is a standard unit of the heat power required to be generated out of a radiator to heat your room.
How do I convert one BTU to Watts? BTUs do not convert directly to watts because BTUs measure energy and watts measure power. However, BTUs per hour can be converted to watts; one BTU per hour is approximately 0.293 watts.
How do I convert one Watts to BTU's? Similarly, 10,000 BTUs per hour corresponds to 2,930 watts. Conversely, a single watt converts to approximately 3.412 BTUs per hour. Easy to Use Heat Calculator for Your Room If you know the dimensions of the room that you are trying to heat you can access the "Easy to use Heat Calculator" where you will be asked four simple questions and the minimum and maximum output will be provided in both BTU's and Watts.
How do I choose the right radiator for my room? Once you know the output required for the room you want to heat up you then need to decide where the radiator will be positioned in the room.
When you have decided on the position of the radiator you will then need to check if there are any height and width restrictions.
When you know the height and length restrictions of your radiator you can begin to look for style of radiator you would prefer to install and see if it will give you the output required to heat your room.