Should Old Cast Iron Radiators Be Replaced?

Posted: Monday, February 28, 2022

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Cast iron radiators are known for their beloved retro styles that harken back to past eras, injecting charm into any stylised space. While there is a universal fondness for these traditional heating systems, many people see red flags and presume them to be unreliable and out of date when compared to modern alternatives. But are these concerns justified and should old cast iron radiators be replaced?

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

At Carron, our foundries are dedicated to producing radiators that are true to the heritage of historic designs whilst keeping modern standards firmly in mind. We use authentic foundry techniques and methods to reproduce models that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are reliable and efficient. Cast iron radiators are known for their long-term value, and last for decades, which is why we offer a lifetime guarantee because we’re confident in the quality of our products.

There’s no doubt that this tried and tested method of heating can hold its own within the modern market and boasts a multitude of unwavering benefits. Cast iron radiators retain heat for longer, meaning they will continue to heat a room for some time even after you’ve turned your thermostat down. The output is constant and steady rather than blasts of immediate, uncomfortable heat. So, when should old cast iron radiators be replaced?

Old Meets New

The issue with old cast iron radiators is that they aren’t built to the standard that is expected of modern heating appliances. If you were to upgrade to a Carron radiator, you’d get that quintessential statement style with the reliability of 21st century craftsmanship. Our models are extremely durable with low-cost fittings that are easily fixed or replaced. You’ll find that many of the original radiators in some buildings have rusted and, rather than replacing them, people try to mask these issues with a fresh lick of paint.

We’re not reinventing the wheel because the wheel works perfectly fine as it is. We’re simply ensuring the wheel is built to last and that our customers have access to experienced and reliable technicians when they need them. There’s a reason that cast iron radiators are still so popular after hundreds of years, and we promise you you’ll regret it if you turn your back on these respected dinosaurs of design.

If you want to introduce some character to your space, add to your existing system, or need some new fixtures and fittings, explore our full range of Carron cast iron radiators and accessories here. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or queries. Call 01400 263319 or email today.

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