Posted by Newton on August 16, 2002 at 18:14:18:
In Reply to: Re: Re: can't quite figure it out posted by WTP on August 16, 2002 at 17:50:23:
Because the term radiator is a misnomer for these objects. In fact relatively little heat is radiated from your radiator. Most of the heat felt from a "radiator" is due to the fact that the heat rises from the top of the radiator and causes convection currents which circulate the heat throughout the room. They should more properly have been called "convectors"