Water, electric or combined? Three solutions for the choice of designer radiators.


The first instinct when choosing a designer radiator is always the same: to let oneself be carried away by instinct, by beauty, by the affinity between one's own style and the one expressed by the designer.

But before anything else, a radiator must be functional within the environment in which it is to be placed, with its technical and spatial limitations. So which heating technology should we choose, : hydraulic, electric or combined?

The classic solution is the hydraulic radiator, which connects to your home heating system and can be programmed with it. It can be the ideal solution when replacing an old radiator or during construction or renovation work and is also suitable for new systems with heat pumps and low-temperature water.

However, it is not always possible to position the radiator exactly near the existing pipework. In these cases, the only solution is to choose an all-electric radiator, such as our E-Mirror, a flat, touchscreen glass panel that fits perfectly into any room thanks to its minimalist lines and in its mirror finish can also perform a dual function, providing the room with a large reflective surface.

An electric radiator allows maximum flexibility of positioning all that is needed is an electrical socket.

However there is a third way: the combined radiator, which operates hydraulically but can also be used with an electric heating element.

This is the case with our Spinnaker and Ragusa models, which allow hybrid use: by activating them in electric mode, it is possible to heat the room or warm up towels for extra comfort during the mid-season, when boiler heating is turned off but you still wish to feel that extra warmth after a bath or shower.

The beauty of a radiator, after all, is also in the warmth it can provide in moments of relax.