I have a bed which is in front of the radiator and there is no other way to have it. I found this thing called "Heat Reflective Tape" and I was wondering if it would work if I would put this Heat Reflective tape on it bed to protect it from the heat?
many thanks everyone
Little indifferent to Rosalie’s answer because radiators don’t get hot enough to start fires. Even if you put a book of matches on the radiator they wouldn’t ignite.
However, I do agree with two other things: There ARE ways to put a bed in that room so that it’s not over or blocking the radiator. I can imagine using a bunk bed with only the top bunk in place. A day bed might work too. The other thing I agree with is whether this room is legitimately intended to be a bedroom.
As for radiators and other heat sources intended for heating the living spaces, a radiator is a rather large unit. It can be replaced with baseboard heating which can extend around the room. They’re much smaller and you can place a bed over them with very little effect on the ability to heat the room.
If you are renting the space then you need to work with what you have. If this is something you own then you may want to consider remodeling the room and incorporating different sources of heating. I have a bathroom down stairs in the basement that isn’t connected to the main heat source. So I installed "Radiant Floor Heat" which makes the floor a warm and inviting 76 degrees, and thus, keeps the room warm too. Of course I can change the temperature, and it doesn’t use much power but 76 is so comfortable to walk on I almost want to sleep on the floor.
Whatever you do, in answer to your question about using heat tape, I have to ask why? Is the bed getting too warm? If so, get a small circulating fan to move air around. That way you’re pulling the heat out from under the bed or away from the side of the bed. Or you can build a box to enclose the radiator to prevent the heat from going places you don’t want it to while maintaining the temperature of the room.
Hope this helps.