Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
When organizing heating in an apartment or house, in addition to the boiler and the circulation pump, radiators play an important role. It is through them that the heat from the coolant (water or antifreeze) is transferred into the air and heats the room. When choosing batteries, consider their weight, heat transfer rate, wattage, lifespan and connectivity. The design of the elements is also important, since they take up a lot of space and are visible in the room. We have prepared a rating of the best manufacturers of heating radiators, based on the characteristics of their products and customer reviews. Our TOP-18 is divided into categories according to materials of execution, which will facilitate the choice in terms of price and quality.
- Rating of the best manufacturers of heating radiators
- The best manufacturers of aluminum and bimetallic radiators
- Fondital Mood
- Royal Thermo
- The best manufacturers of steel radiators
- Dia norm
- The best manufacturers of cast iron heating radiators
- Demir dokum
Rating of the best manufacturers of heating radiators
|The best manufacturers of aluminum and bimetallic radiators||1||Fondital Mood||5.0|
|The best manufacturers of steel radiators||1||Dia norm||5.0|
|The best manufacturers of cast iron heating radiators||1||Demir dokum||5.0|
The best manufacturers of aluminum and bimetallic radiators
Aluminum heating radiators are designed for operating pressures up to 12 atm. Due to their lightweight metal, they do not create stress on walls and pipes. These batteries quickly release heat and help to effectively regulate the room temperature. Bimetallic structures contain a steel collector inside and an aluminum outer shell. This design allows them to be operated with a working pressure of up to 35 atm and extends their service life up to 40 years. The design of the products is varied and attractive. But such products are more expensive. Here is a rating of manufacturers who have won worldwide recognition in the production of just such products.
Leadership in the ranking belongs to the Italian manufacturer Fondital Mood. This company has been producing various products for heating domestic and commercial premises for over 40 years. The company's catalog contains aluminum and bimetallic radiators. The dimensions of the elements have a center-to-center distance for connection from 235 to 2000 mm and are manufactured in horizontal and vertical design with side and bottom connections. The manufacturer uses a single standard for connecting the fitting – G1 threaded pipes, which customers like in the reviews.
Our experts put the manufacturer in first place in the rating, because the radiators of this company are not just heating elements, but a work of art. The company pays great attention to the external design of goods. For example, designer aluminum radiators have decorative legs (although they are wall-mounted) that create the effect of being installed on the floor. Other models have sections with molded flower patterns.
- convenient classification of goods on the site by numbers;
- center distance range from 235 to 2000 mm;
- heat transfer of the section from 30 to 171 W;
- withstand a constant pressure of 16 bar;
- internal anti-corrosion Aleternum coating.
- high price;
- Mayevsky crane and other fitting only for a fee;
- predominantly light colors;
- designed for water temperatures up to 100 degrees.
The second place in the rating was also taken by the Italian company 'Global', whose slogan is translated as 'Global warming in your premises'. The manufacturer specializes in the production of bimetallic and aluminum heating radiators, designed for a coolant temperature of 110 ° C, which exceeds the indicators of the leader of the rating. But the design of the heating panels of this company is much simpler. Mostly used are sections with a square section and additional plates that accelerate heat transfer. But buyers in reviews like their color, which is not pure white, but beige. By the way, the painting is powder-coated and applied in two layers, so the batteries are resistant to chemical detergents.
We ranked the manufacturer among the best for its Global Style Plus line. This is a special series of bimetallic radiators designed for pressures up to 35 atm. To prevent leaks, the manufacturer uses high-density silicone gaskets, which tolerate temperature deformation of the metal well. It is the best choice for a multi-storey building or a large building where a boiler with a powerful pump is running.
- heat transfer 140-185 W from each section;
- two layers of paint;
- bimetallic models withstand high pressure;
- suitable for a coolant with a temperature of 110 degrees;
- paronite gaskets prevent leaks.
- high price;
- products mainly with a center distance of 500 mm;
- few design options;
- 10 years warranty, although most competitors give 15 years.
The third step of our rating was taken by a European manufacturer, whose products are actively sold in Russia. Heating products comply with international and domestic quality standards. Aluminum and bimetallic radiators are manufactured by injection molding. For them, the manufacturer offers a large selection of pipes and fittings that fully match the mounting nozzles. This allows you to buy everything in one place and is liked by customers. Masters in the reviews share that despite the youth of the brand, the batteries are quite high-quality and rarely flow, but their price is much more affordable than competitors. The total heat dissipation from the four 41 cm high sections is 536 W.
We included the manufacturer in the rating because its heating products are quite high quality, despite the affordable cost. During testing, radiators are pressurized with a pressure of 30 atm, which protects against leaks during operation. The batteries are also designed for water or antifreeze temperatures up to 135 degrees. This is rare for heating systems and even allows steam to be used inside them.
- good fitting for connecting radiators;
- products have European and Russian certificates;
- adaptation for operation in harsh regions;
- more affordable price than other manufacturers;
- models from 4 to 14 sections.
- in bimetallic models, only vertical steel tubes (there is contact of the coolant with aluminum);
- there are no individual heating sections on sale in order to grow the radiator yourself.
The fourth in our ranking is the IPS brand, owned by the Italian manufacturer Sira Industrie, operating since 1958. The company received its first patent for an aluminum radiator in 1961 and since then continues to lead this industry in Europe. The company produces high-quality radiators with a center distance of 50 cm. The 6-section model has an increased thermal power of 678 W, which customers like in reviews. Despite the dimensions of 480×565 mm, the weight of the product is only 11 kg, without creating a load on the wall.
Our experts liked the manufacturer for its responsible approach to quality control, for which it was added to the rating of the best. Each heating radiator is subjected to a pressure test of 52 bar, which not all companies agree to. This allows the batteries to be freely operated at 30 bar, without fear of flowing sections. The Elegance Wave Bimetallico line of bimetallic models also has attractive curved front panels, making the battery design more attractive.
- proven quality;
- low zinc content in the alloy;
- anti-corrosion protective layer inside;
- double painting by anaphoresis and electrostatic spraying;
- complies with ISO 9002 standard.
- high price;
- there is no piece sale of sections;
- easily soiled color;
- few options for the center distance.
A domestic manufacturer that actively uses foreign technologies is on the fifth step of the rating. The company has been operating since 2002 and all production is carried out in Russia. But foreign equipment from Buhler, LEAS, ABB, Insertec, Maicopress is used for production. The catalog contains a large selection of products in the series: Pianoforte, Tower, Biliner, Revolution Bimetall. Consumers in reviews like the high protection against counterfeiting – each product has a nameplate with a brand logo attached in the upper right corner. This additionally serves as a decorative element indicating expensive products. The manufacturer offers high-quality Nano painting in seven stages.
We added the manufacturer to the rating due to the provision of a 25-year warranty on bimetallic radiators. This is a serious claim and it is supported by the facts. Batteries really last that long as the core is all steel. This manufacturer also has stylish radiators in black that turn heating elements into a part of an unusual interior.
- high-quality construction;
- varied design;
- quickly heat up and keep warm;
- support work with antifreeze, the pH of which is 8-9.5;
- all steel manifold.
- sometimes there are factory stains on the front panel that are difficult to wipe off;
- high price.
The sixth place in the rating is given to Lammin. The manufacturer of torus for heating promotes the philosophy that the time of cast-iron batteries is over, therefore the range includes only aluminum and bimetallic models, as well as a lot of fittings. The enterprise has been operating since 1989 and today its products are recognizable in the markets of Europe and Asia. The manufacturer offers two lines of Premium and Eco products. The first line is guaranteed for 10 years, and the second for 7 years. Consumers note in reviews that the 'Premium' series supports work with coolants up to 120 degrees and can withstand pressures up to 24 atm. In this case, heat is given off from each section up to 180 W. The Eco range is designed for economical heating in a modern style. It can withstand temperatures up to 100 degrees and produces 100 watts.
The manufacturer was added by us to the rating due to the increased weight of the radiators. Despite being cast in aluminum, each piece weighs 0.5-1.0 kg more than the competition. This was done to improve efficiency. The increased heat dissipation area increases heating power and saves fuel costs.
- covered with zirconium inside to protect against corrosion;
- two-stage painting with anaphoresis prevents yellowing;
- high-precision casting with a minimum of scrap;
- special aluminum alloy;
- heat transfer up to 180 W from each section.
- high price;
- there is no piece sale of heating sections;
- 7-10 years warranty for bimetallic models;
- it is forbidden to build up sections yourself.
The seventh in the ranking is a domestic manufacturer that produces heating products in China. This is due to the simpler doing business, taxes and other factors. The aluminum alloy used for the manufacture of radiators meets the quality standards GOST 1583-93 and EN 1706. The production is carried out on equipment Marconi (Italian melting furnaces), Wagner (German painting station), Sir (Italian line for processing radiators). The goods from the factory are equally supplied to Russia, France, Romania and Poland. The consumer can choose from light models Optima and Plus, as well as weighted models with increased power Profi and Profi Bm. For connection, two center distances are offered, 350 and 500 mm.
We have placed the manufacturer in the rating due to the optimal ratio of price and quality. The domestic brand is maximally adapted for operation in harsh conditions and under low water quality. The batteries of this company are also insured by Ingosstrakh for 8,000,000 rubles, in case of damage to property, health or life, which inspires confidence and is liked by buyers in reviews.
- easy to clean;
- heat up evenly;
- compact design;
- anti-corrosion coating is applied inside the Corprotectione;
- all-steel Stieelbimetal manifold.
- use thin metal;
- only 10 years warranty;
- painting is not the best quality;
- 10 sections for 10 m² is not enough.
The eighth position of the rating is occupied by another domestic brand that manufactures products for heating in Russia, in Volgograd. The manufacturer uses German technology and equipment for aluminum die casting. This ensures precise shapes without burrs and protrusions. Radiators with 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 sections are available for purchase. The company only deals with aluminum and bimetallic models. All products are painted in RAL 9016 (white) by powder coating. During testing, a pressure of 38 atm is supplied to the battery, and if the structure is sealed, then it goes on sale and is designed to work with 25 atm. This margin of safety is liked by consumers in reviews. Heat dissipation from each section is 127 W. Radiators with a thickness of 80 mm are produced, and the distance between the connection pipes is 35 and 50 cm.
Our experts included the manufacturer in the rating due to the 20-year warranty. This is a bold move to compete with more established brands and allay concerns. More than 500 representative offices of the company operate in Russia, so finding a master to fix a leak or replace a defective product for free will not be a problem.
- the production uses German equipment and technology;
- pressure testing of each section;
- multistage control system for manufactured products;
- models with 4-12 sections;
- 500 service centers throughout the country.
- only two options for the center distance;
- sometimes the connection threads are filled with paint;
- shavings and debris from the factory – preliminary flushing is required;
- sharp edges of the structure.
The best manufacturers of steel radiators
Steel radiators are cheaper and more compact. They can work with a pressure of 8-15 atm. The service life is 20-30 years. Relatively low weight makes installation easy. The weak point of such products is their susceptibility to corrosion. Products from manufacturers in this rating category are a great opportunity to save money on repairs.
The first place in the rating belongs to the German manufacturer Dia Norm, which organized production in the city of Winnenburg. All products comply with ISO 9001 certification. The owner of the plant is the Finnish Rettig group. The quality of the goods speaks for itself. Low-carbon cold-rolled steel FePO1 is used for the production of steel radiators. The profiling step is 3.3 cm. Radiators are manufactured with a height of 250-950 mm and a length of 400-3000 mm. The company deals only with panel types – tubular systems are not used. In total, the company's catalog offers three series: Plus, Ventil and Ventil M. They are subdivided into four depths, which affects the heat output. Batteries can be used in both two-pipe and one-pipe heating systems, which customers like in reviews.
We have added the manufacturer to the rating due to a revolutionary approach to heating installation. The Ventil M series is available with a bottom center connection. This is practical for neat piping in multi-storey buildings and does not require the selection of goods on the side of the branch pipes (left or right).
- equipped with reliable holders;
- thermal valve and air vent are included in the price of the radiator;
- steel sheets 1.25 mm thick are used;
- suitable for heating with a coolant temperature of 110 degrees;
- choice of colors to order.
- 10-year warranty;
- panel views only;
- high price;
- the depth of the 33rd series, 15.2 cm, bulges outward.
The second in the ranking is the Kermi brand. It belongs to the Swiss company Abronia Group. Radiators are produced at factories in Germany and Turkey. The company specializes in the production of steel panel models in both standard sizes and with heights up to 200 mm, which allows them to be placed along the room, not necessarily under the windows. Such rare models are liked by buyers in reviews, because they are suitable for organizing heating with non-standard solutions. The manufacturer's products are also distinguished by large batteries for 12 plates, having a depth of 6.4 cm, which is rare for large radiators.
We have included the manufacturer in the rating thanks to a special design line of steel radiators, which are specially designed for bathrooms. Apart from the practical part of heating and drying towels, they are a real decoration. For example, the Tabeo series with flat horizontal panels creates an entire warm wall. Casteos are similar in configuration, but have a greater distance between the flat bars. The Duett radiator can accommodate up to 5 towels at a time.
- two programs: for living quarters and a bathroom;
- low inertia – you can quickly change the climate inside the building;
- warm up in a short time;
- the paint does not crack;
- energy saving technology Therm-x2.
- difficult to wash inside;
- high price;
- supplied without instructions;
- not designed for district heating.
In third place in the ranking is the German manufacturer Bosch, which has moved its factories to Russia, in Engels. It is there that the production of goods under the Buderus brand is carried out. For the production of steel radiators, cold-rolled metal sheets with a thickness of 1.2 mm are used. The products of the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works are used as raw materials. Each model is tested for tightness and complies with GOST 31311-2005. Buyers are offered batteries with a height of 30-90 cm and a length of 40-300 cm. Thermal power varies from 136 to 15083 W. The owners in the reviews report that radiators from this manufacturer can be bought in any size, because they are always available in stock. It is important not to delay the repair time, as in the case of waiting for specific dimensions from European plants.
Our experts put the manufacturer in the rating due to the release of multi-row heating radiators without designating the front and rear. This configuration without a back plate allows the battery to be rotated either side for mounting, depending on the location of the nozzles and ease of connection.
- good painting;
- more affordable prices than European manufacturers;
- can be hung by any side;
- decent appearance;
- availability of any size immediately in the warehouse.
- flimsy brackets;
- you need a thread with a Eurocone for installation;
- difficult to wash.
The Purmo brand belongs to the manufacturer Rettig Heating. The concern is engaged in heating systems, mechanical engineering and real estate. Purmo products are exported to Europe, China and Japan. The British Standards Institute has awarded the manufacturer ISO 9001 and 14001 certificates, emphasizing proper quality control. Unlike the more well-known Dia Norm line, this brand is aimed at low-income consumers, so the price is something that buyers say positively on the forums. The manufacturer's official website is convenient for choosing batteries, since the products are divided not only by the names of the lines, but also by the place of installation (living room, bedroom, bathroom, etc.).
The experts liked the manufacturer with a large assortment of available products, for which it was included in the rating. The company offers steel radiators in standard sizes in the Compact, Ventil, Hygiene, Plan series. There are five types of low profile radiators for installation under large windows. The decorative batteries Kos, Fabo, Narbonne and VT are produced in a special line. The manufacturer did not forget about the tubular radiators represented by the Laserline, Twin, Bar and Column Bench lines.
- good price;
- wide standard size range;
- there are low radiators for panoramic windows;
- for a coolant with a temperature of 110 degrees;
- ordering any color from the catalog.
- over time they begin to rust;
- paint comes off;
- thin steel;
- after 6-8 years they begin to flow.
The rating of this category is completed by the domestic company KZTO. The plant has been operating since 1997 and has developed a large selection of steel heating radiators. The products comply with European standards, which is confirmed by quality certificates, which can be found on the official website. The manufacturer deals exclusively with steel products and offers the economical Harmony line with thick vertical pipes, RSK with thin bridges, Parallels with horizontal arrangement. There are also original solutions for the bathroom that buyers like in the reviews – the 'Mirrors' line with high vertical pipes, between which a mirror is placed.
We put the manufacturer in the rating because it offers an interesting range of 'Solo' steel radiators imitating aluminum ones. The two manifolds link flat panels that resemble more expensive competitor products. At the same time, the depth of the heating elements is 42 mm and will fit even under a window without a niche. The company also offers to paint the panels in any RAL color from the catalog.
- attractive design;
- coolant temperature up to 120 degrees;
- pressure test 25 atm;
- unified standard for connecting thread ½ inch;
- choice of color from the catalog.
- sensitive to the purity of the coolant;
- supplied without installation instructions;
- comes across a curved thread.
The best manufacturers of cast iron heating radiators
Cast iron keeps heat for a long time, so heating becomes efficient. But it is more difficult to drop the temperature quickly with such batteries. The advantage of cast iron is a service life of up to 50 years, and a serious disadvantage is its high weight. They need to be securely attached to the wall. The design of such products is varied. For those who love classics and want to make repairs once for a lifetime, choose heating elements from this category of manufacturers in the ranking.
The Turkish company Demir Dokum ranks first among the manufacturers of cast iron radiators. The company has been dealing with heating systems for about 60 years and has gained solid experience. The company offers several options for cast-iron batteries in a modern style, completely unlike the old radiators from the USSR. The radiators are factory pressurized at 15 bar and designed for continuous operation at 10 bar. The depth of most models is 250 mm, but there are also narrower options of 100 mm, which customers like in the reviews.
Our experts have put the manufacturer in the rating because of the interesting design of some of the lines. For example, Nostalgia is produced in a retro-style shape, but equipped with a molded pattern (leaves, weaving). The Tower series is designed with straight lines and expanding legs reminiscent of a tower. Historic are minted against painting. All this gives ample opportunities not only in creating effective heating, but also allows you to decorate the premises.
- modern look;
- radiate heat for a long time even after the boiler is turned off;
- compact design;
- power when heating the coolant 70 ° С – 124 W;
- various painting options.
- it is difficult to get dust from the jumpers;
- only 2 years warranty;
- weight of 20 kg complicates transportation and installation.
The second in the ranking is the manufacturer GuRaTec. This is a German brand with proven quality and price. For the organization of heating, the company offers several lines in style: Apollo, Artdeco, Merkur, Jupiter, Diana, Flora, Fortuna. In terms of the number of sections, a cast-iron battery can be 5-15 cells with a total length of 41-118 cm. Before being released for sale, the product is tested in Berlin for tightness with a pressure of 10.5 bar. The worker is considered to be 8 bar.
We have added the manufacturer to the rating, because in addition to interesting casting, he offers artistic treatment of heating elements. The sections are painted in gold, on a black or white background, which makes the final product even richer. Buyers in the reviews share that the company also has matching valves with carved, ornate decorations that complement the overall design. But such a design, of course, will not fit into the usual 'Khrushchev'. The goods are designed for cottages and exhibition halls, museums.
- long service life;
- they warm well;
- hold pressure reliably;
- not demanding on the quality of the coolant.
- high price;
- by design, they are not suitable for every interior.
At this place in the ranking, a domestic manufacturer specializing only in cast-iron heating elements in the old style. The company produces its own batteries and takes competitors' running models for decoration, improving their appearance. It is noteworthy that in Istanbul, in the Dolmabahce Palace, such radiators have been operating for more than 100 years. Artistic casting involves the creation of an unusual Eclectic style ornament, which dates back to the 19th century. They are reliable and efficient models with a thermal output of up to 187 W. The height of the panels varies from 50 to 90 cm.
In our opinion, the manufacturer should have been added to the rating due to the variety of colors. Customers can choose any color from the RAL catalog and get heating elements that are most suitable for the interior of the room (pink, blue, etc.). It is also one of the few firms that imitates scuffs on radiators, visually aging them.
- there are decorative legs that facilitate the load on the wall;
- many collections;
- rare paint options 'Reptile', 'Craquelure';
- practice aging and patination.
- high price;
- bulge strongly from the wall due to the depth of 20 cm;
- a lot of coolant is required to fill the system (3-4 liters each).
The fourth position in the ranking of the best manufacturers of cast iron radiators belongs to the Czech company Viadrus. The company has been operating since 1888 and initially was engaged in the production of cast iron batteries, as well as solid fuel heating boilers. Today the manufacturer offers the following series: Kalor (classic ribbed design), Bohemia (artistic casting with painting), Dafne (high relief patterns). Buyers speak positively about the economical Styl line, which features elongated triangular sections. This configuration requires less pig iron to manufacture and the radiators are lighter.
We added the manufacturer to the rating because we liked the Termo line. These are cast iron radiators with an external panel board. The design is specially designed for a reduced amount of heating medium and an increased area of heat transfer to the air. Such radiators do not look pretentious and are suitable for a modern apartment.
- unpretentious to the quality of the coolant;
- the term of application has no limitation;
- varied design;
- models with bottom and side connection.
- large weight (15-18 kg);
- small heat dissipation 70 W;
- dust accumulates on the inner shelves.
Our rating is completed by the manufacturer Konner, which has been producing heating equipment for the last 20 years. There are two types of cast iron batteries in the company's catalog: Legenda and Modern. Products from the first series are exquisite and expensive, designed for a pressure of 12 bar with a test at 18 Pa. Their thermal power reaches 180 W. The second series is more affordable and compact. Smooth panels are easier to clean, but the heat output is much lower at 80 W. The masters in the reviews like the center distance of 50-60 cm, which allows replacing old Soviet batteries with new ones without altering the system (only fitting).
We marked the manufacturer as the most reliable in the rating. The company gives a 15-year warranty for cast iron radiators. Not all competitors provide such a service. Konner heating products are also certified in Russia and insured by Ingosstrakh for half a million dollars.
- European design;
- well tolerate district heating water;
- 12-section models;
- high-quality coverage;
- complete with everything you need for installation.
- only side connection to the system;
- not the highest thermal power of the 'Modern' line;
- weight of one section 7.7 kg;
- high price.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.