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Top 7 high output vertical radiators

In an era where smaller properties are immensely popular and becoming the norm, it can be a tough call to find heating solutions with the necessary performance capabilities to fit.

Naturally, you want to pack as much stylish furniture, fixtures and fittings into your home. But how does that play out in rooms with limited wall space, where a substantial heat output is a necessity?

You’ve probably had to reluctantly shoe-horn outdated radiators into any space you could find, even if that meant furniture blocking them and reducing their efficiency.

Thankfully, in the world of contemporary home heating, such scenarios are now avoidable.

Vertical radiators come in a wide range of designs and finishes that enhance any room, helping to make the most of compact spaces and heating your home effectively.

In this article, we’ll highlight seven of the top high output vertical radiator designs, with each looking the part and capable of delivering a suitably high heat output for a compact space where horizontal radiators aren’t viable.

High output vertical radiators

Milano Aruba anthracite grey vertical designer radiator

Milano Aruba – Anthracite Grey Vertical Designer Radiator 1600mm x 472mm (Double Panel)

The first entry on our list won’t be the last of the double panel radiators to feature.

Eight double vertical bars account for the makeup of this stylish rad, which provide an outstanding heat output of 6,204 BTUs – making it one of the best vertical radiators for heat output.

The radiator features a mild steel construction and is compatible with all central heating systems.

It’s a great option for a living room area, offering a means to make your home heating a stylish decorative feature.

For smaller living spaces especially, this designer radiator represents a real centerpiece of style and will help to save wall and floor space. The trendy anthracite finish will also work well with any surrounding décor, as will be touched on again with a selection of white or anthracite models.

Milano Alpha slim white double panel designer vertical radiator

Milano Alpha – Slim White Double Panel Designer Vertical Radiator 1780mm x 350mm

A slimline designer vertical radiator to add a real injection of modern flair into any room in the home.

With its slender profile, this Milano Alpha Slim White Double Panel Designer Vertical Radiator can be squeezed into the narrowest of spaces, while still delivering an impressive heat output of 4,689 BTUs.

Sporting a fresh white finish, this Alpha designer vertical radiator is an attractive alternative to a towel rail in a compact bathroom or en-suite, with the five double panels sure to complement nearby tiling.

Milano Windsor Metallic Bronze Vertical Traditional Column Radiator (Triple Column)

Milano Windsor – Metallic Bronze Vertical Traditional Column Radiator (Triple Column)

This radiator represents a departure from the modern designs that surround it in this list.

But this Milano Windsor triple column vertical radiator design certainly solidifies the notion that the grass isn’t always greener with a younger, fresher faced model.

This exquisitely styled cast iron-style radiator is suitable for contemporary and traditional properties alike.

And whilst a touch bulkier than the modern panel designs , their vertical profile still allows plenty of room to manoeuvre in smaller spaces.

A beautiful metallic bronze finish will introduce a touch of vintage class amd authenticity to any area of the home.

Different versions crank out different heat outputs, with the largest model accounting for a whopping 8,889 BTU offering – making it one of the best high output vertical radiators. Toasty!

The Milano Icon White Vertical Mirrored Designer Radiator

Milano Icon – White Vertical Mirrored Designer Radiator 1600mm x 265mm

Radiator, radiator on the wall. Who is the fairest of them all?

Not quite as catchy, admittedly. But completely relevant in accordance with the Milano Icon and BestHeating’s range of mirror radiators.

Despite its relatively low heat output of 2,991 BTUs being below the ‘monster’ threshold, the Icon’s mirror is a game-changing feature for anyone looking to kill two birds with one stone by installing this rad in a bathroom, bedroom or changing area.

Spanning only 265mm in width, its a perfect and comfortable fit for those tight corners and tiny spaces; but sadly, it won’t talk back to you!

A high output vertical radiator in a sitting room space

Milano Capri – Light Grey Flat Panel Vertical Designer Radiator – 1780mm x 472mm (Double Panel)

Another outstanding heating option that is certain to stand out and grab the attention of any visitors to your home, we love this light grey coloured Milano Capri because of it’s understated but striking design!

This Milano Capri flat panel radiator also has plenty ‘under the bonnet’ in addition to strikingly eye-catching looks that make it an exemplary interior design feature. An ample heat output of 7,324 BTUs exemplifies that – making it one of the most efficient vertical radiators.

As does the rad’s steel construction elements – contributing to a reliable, durable and long-lasting performance – the perfect heating centrepiece for your home and amongst the very best vertyical radiators for your living room.

The high output vertical Milano Solis aluminium designer radiator in grey

Milano Solis – Light Grey Vertical Aluminium Designer Radiator 1600mm x 370mm

We really believe your home heating should be viewed as home décor at BestHeating. And the staunchest opposition would have to admit we have a pretty good case with products like the Milano Solis vertical designer radiator.

Emitting 3,477 BTUs in full cry, the rad boasts three columns – each shrouded in a sharp designer aura.

This medium output aluminium vertical radiator will heat up much quicker than the steel-made counterparts in this list, so is ideal for heating a small space rapidly.

Centrally positioned H-block valves also ensure that this radiator takes up far less room than side inlets designs. And a gorgeous anthracite grey finish will enhance the interior of any contemporary pad.

High output Milano Riso Anthracite Flat Panel Vertical Designer Radiator

Milano Riso – Anthracite Flat Panel Vertical Designer Radiator 1800mm x 600mm

Such simplistic design elements have no right to make the Milano Riso as utterly stylish as it is.

Essentially profiled as a vertical rectangular anthracite block, this radiator manages to transmit an art décor vibe, along with an excellent heat output of 5,317 BTUs.

It makes for an ideal addition to a contemporary living room area, bringing an understated sense of elegant style and a stellar performance that generates an excellent amount of heat.

Alternatively, its huge powder coated grey frame would look stunning on the wall of a kitchen diner and could probably double as a magnetic message board – just be careful not to get burnt when it’s pumping out the heat!

Frequently Asked Questions

It is true that the addition of modern vertical radiators can boost property value to a decent extent. It was estimated as recently as 2021 by property experts that swapping outdated rads for attractive, energy efficient versions could put up to an extra £10,000 onto a home valuation.

Furthermore, considering the estimated cost to switch up old radiators for contemporary vertical models throughout the home would be in the region of £5,000 in a typical UK household, the scope exists to turn a profit for those willing to complete the swap.

To find out more, browse our dedicated blog, Vertical radiators – Pros & cons.

Vertical radiators are generally considered to be a more versatile option than their horizontal counterparts for a few reasons. With regards to horizontal radiators, the likeliest prospect is that they are to be installed beneath a window, which will typically be the coldest area of a room. However, with modern properties usually featuring double glazing, the need to place a radiator close to a window is reduced.

And vertical designer radiators present a multitude of possibilities in terms of their fitting location – a tall radiator could feasibly be placed in a narrow gap between pieces of furniture, or to adorn virtually any wall space and create a style statement. As such, the profile of vertical radiators present any buyers with the scope to adjust the layout of their room, whether it be a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or living area, as opposed to simply performing a straight swap in the same spot with horizontal rads.

Plus, the obvious space-saving element associated with vertical radiators ensures extra versatility in comparison with horizontal versions.

To find out more, take a look at our dedicated blog, Vertical radiators – Pros & cons.

Vertical radiators offer numerous advantages for households, inclusive of a space-saving design that provides versatility for practically any style and layout of a room.

With a plethora of designs available, vertical radiator models work equally as effectively as horizontal versions, and the fact that their profile ensures a space can be designed around them ties in with their ability to increase the valuation of a home as well.

For a more detailed insight into all the virtues and benefits that vertical radiators provide, explore our blog, Vertical radiators – Pros & cons.

Vertical radiators are neither more nor less efficient than horizontal radiators.

Efficiency of performance in radiators can be measured via the BTU output they provide, which can be worked out using our BTU Calculator.

Outputs will vary based on a number of factors including size and material, but there is no correlation to suggest vertical radiators perform more efficiently than horizontal models, or vice versa.

Whilst in general, vertical radiators won’t provide as high a heat output as horizontal radiators, everything is relative with regards to whether or not they give out enough heat.

Use a BTU Calculator to work out if your preferred vertical radiator design provides an adequate level of heat to warm your chosen space to a comfortable temperature.

It might prove the case that a vertical radiator is actually a much better option regardless of the lower overall heat output it delivers, depending on the layout and size of the room it will populate.

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