Comparison

RadBooster compared to the Radfan

Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) testing

Third-party testing conducted by BSRIA found that RadBooster units are capable of raising the air temperature in a room from 18 degrees Celsius to 21 degrees Celsius in 27 minutes, compared to the 1 hour and 8 minutes required by a standalone radiator, which was used for testing.

The same test found that the time required for a similar radiator booster, the Radfan Classic, to bring a room from 18 degrees Celsius to 21 degrees Celsius was 42 minutes.

This means that a RadBooster will help a room reach an ambient temperature 15 minutes faster than a Radfan Classic can.

Build quality

Robust unit created almost entirely from high-quality, recyclable steel. Engineered and assembled in the UK.
Radfan
Formed mainly from light plastic.

Fan design

Single low-noise, tangential fan that blows air across the length of the unit. Units feature two fan speeds, normal and boost. Fans tested over 21,000 hours (almost 10 years) of continuous use.
Radfan
Two to six low-power, axial computer-style fans. Radfan units only offer one speed.

Radiator placement

Adjustable legs allow the RadBooster to fit under most radiators. Unit is placed under radiators, providing a discreet, uncluttered appearance in rooms.
Radfan
Must be placed above a radiator, not suitable for radiators installed under window sills, for instance.

Power

High-performance units bring rooms to an ambient temperature faster than competing brands. Runs off 18W of power, consuming less energy than a lightbulb.
Radfan
‘Low power’ product that will gradually warm a room.

Summer Switch

All RadBooster units feature a summer switch, cooling the air on warm days.
Radfan
Units do not feature a summer switch.
Radfan
Robust unit created almost entirely from high-quality, recyclable steel. Engineered and assembled in the UK.Build qualityFormed mainly from light plastic.
Single low-noise, tangential fan that blows air across the length of the unit. Units feature two fan speeds, normal and boost. Fans tested over 21,000 hours (almost 10 years) of continuous use.Fan designTwo to six low-power, axial computer-style fans. Radfan units only offer one speed.
Adjustable legs allow the RadBooster to fit under most radiators. Unit is placed under radiators, providing a discreet, uncluttered appearance in rooms.Radiator placementMust be placed above a radiator, not suitable for radiators installed under window sills, for instance.
High-performance units bring rooms to an ambient temperature faster than competing brands. Runs off 18W of power, consuming less energy than a lightbulb.Power‘Low power’ product that will gradually warm a room.
All RadBooster units feature a summer switch, cooling the air on warm days.Summer SwitchUnits do not feature a summer switch.