Are LST Radiators Expensive?

Are LST Radiators Expensive?

Posted by Dawn on 21 July 2020 14:19:17 BST

Are LST Radiators Expensive_

In sectors such as healthcare and education where budgets are tight and there is a drive to make money go further, the installation of LST radiators can seem daunting to some in terms of cost.

To settle the concern around LST radiators and their expense, Contour has been blogging to discuss how LST radiators can actually drive up cost efficiency for your school or hospital, or any educational or healthcare environment.

Read on to find out more…

Cost Efficiency

RotaRad Valve | Contour Heating | Shifnal, West Midlands

Contour LST radiators are designed to provide a greater level of cost-effectiveness over a long period of time.

Our LST radiators have the optional benefit of RotaRad valves. These valves mean that there is much faster and easier access available to cleaning and maintenance staff.

A traditional LST radiator would typically take two people between thirty and forty minutes to clean because of the nature of opening the radiator and getting behind it to clean out any dropped items and dust.

Using a RotaRad valve system, our LST radiators can be cleaned by just one person, rather than two. Not only this, but they can also be cleaned in ten minutes, rather than thirty.

This immediately begins to generate a cost saving. Less staff are required to carry out cleaning and less time is spent undertaking this task. The money saved means that more staff or equipment can be purchased to improve the quality of teaching or care that students and service users receive.

A second concern around the expense of LST radiators is their heat efficiency.

To ensure that our radiators give the best heat output while maintaining high safety standards, Contour’s LST radiators use an interior coating of Kingspan foam.

The foam works by reflecting the heat generated out into the room and stops it from being lost into the brickwork behind the LST.

This makes LST radiators both cost and heat efficient. This is because you won’t have to crank the temperature up to make up for lost heat! This results in lower heating bills which reduces the lifetime cost of your LST radiators.



Contour LST radiators provide a long-term cost saving to customers thanks to their efficient heat output and cleaning cost design.

Our LST radiators are designed with RotaRad valves. These give easier access and reduce the time required to clean and maintain the LSTs.

Over time, this reduces the number of staff and hours required for cleaning which creates a cost saving over time.

Similarly, LST radiators are designed to improve heat efficiency with a layer of Kingspan foam on the interior which helps to project heat back out into the room.

Over time this creates a cost saving as heating bills will be lower as a result.

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About Us

Contour produces a range of innovative, safe surface temperature systems for healthcare, education, mental health, commercial and secure sectors, working in close partnership and collaborating with architects, M&E engineers, NHS Trusts, local authorities, design consultants and contractors to deliver outstanding safe heating solutions.

Contour is the exclusive partner of BioCote® anti-microbial technology for LST and anti-ligature radiators.  BioCote® additives reduce bacteria by up to 99.9%. Contour combine an extensive range of colour-paints is  with BioCote® for a durable, high-quality finish.

Contour’s heating solutions offer secure, single-person quick access to radiator guard interiors for regular deep cleaning and maintenance.  Each year, Contour save the NHS millions of pounds in cleaning costs, therefore delivering cleaner, safer environments.  Contour is redefining the marketplace and therefore many regard us as a design and innovation leader within the industry.

Contour have a quality- first philosophy. Our customer-focused team possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, they take pride in developing solutions for your heating requirements.

Contact us at:

The Mansions, 43 Broadway Shifnal

Shropshire TF11 8BB United Kingdom

+44 1952 290 498

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