What is Radflek?
Radflek is a revolutionary energy saving radiator reflector that reflects 95% of the wasted heat energy radiated from the rear of a radiator back into your room
Radflek is a laminated aluminium foil with a long-lasting coating that prevents oxidation and preserves its high reflectivity. With Radflek, less energy is needed to heat the room to your desired temperature, so your energy bills will be less. Radflek is at least 23% more efficient than any saw-toothed reflector and will typically pay for itself in under a year
No need for removal of radiators, professional installers, or any sticking to the wall Radflek just hangs from the wall brackets behind the radiator. Disappears from view once installed. Installation is quick and simple, only taking minutes- almost anyone can do it
How Does Radflek Work?
Radiators radiate heat in all directions. If positioned against a wall energy is wasted warming up the wall. Typically as much as 40% of the heat released by a radiator will be directed towards the wall. A Radflek sheet placed between the radiator and the wall minimises heat transferring into and through the wall by reflecting 95% of it back into the room. This means less energy is wasted and less energy is needed to heat the room to the required temperature. (See How it works diagram attached separately)
Because Radflek reflects heat back into the room (primarily into the radiator) the radiator will maintain its operating temperature using less energy with a lower load on the boiler.
Unlike Radflek, other radiator reflectors are permanently mounted on the wall behind the radiator and so are difficult to install and to dust (essential for maintaining high reflectivity). Wall mounting also allows conductive heat transfer through the reflector into the wall. This means they are less efficient than Radflek.
Radflek can pay for itself in about a year (based on UK prices)
Less energy used means a smaller carbon footprint
Radflek maintains its reflectivity for years, whilst kitchen foil degrades very quickly
Tests carried out by the BBA (British Board of Agrément) and verified by the BRE (Building Retail Establishment), show that Radflek reduces heat transfer through walls by 45%, is the most efficient radiator reflector on the market, and is 23%* more efficient at saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions than any other type of radiator reflector.
Carbon and energy savings will depend on fuel type, wall type and how often the heating is switched on. With a solid uninsulated wall using a normal heating cycle, an 8 sheet pack of Radflek will annually save:
- up to 71 kg CO2
- up to £40**Payback in about a year
- A sheet of Radflek will save 8.9 kg CO2per year or up to 83 kWh of energy per year
- Saw toothed reflectors* of the equivalent size will save only 7.2kg CO2per year
* Information on competitors provided by Ofgem
**Based on a British Gas Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR) of 5.71 per kWh (Sept 2014)
Radflek Overview and Fitting Guide