Magnetic sheet to beat heat loss

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An innovative product from a Sheffield magnet manufacturer claims to be able to save 60 per cent of unnecessary heat loss from radiators.

The Warmroom product, by Sheffield-based Anchor Magnets, is a metal sheet that aims to solve an age-old problem posed by radiators pumping heat into walls.

And because it is magnetic, it clings to the rear of a standard steel radiator.

Developed in conjunction with the University of Sheffield, the results show savings of up to 60 per cent.

Mike Burton, director at Anchor Magnets, said: “Conductive heat from radiators is still very much overlooked in the insulation debate.

“In tests performed at The University of Sheffield, the temperature of a brick wall behind a radiator was measured at 45 degrees.

“Shortly after applying Warmroom panels to the radiator, the wall temperature dropped to 25 degrees, which means that the heat was no longer dissipating into the wall, but was being reflected back into the room.”

Anchor already supplies Vodaphone, O2, Marks and Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons.