A thermostatic radiator valve, sometimes referred to as a TRV, is a device that can be fitted to an individual radiator to regulate the temperature at which the radiator operates. This has the effect of making your heating system better-matched to the way you use the space inside your home, as you can change the temperature of one radiator without turning the whole system up or down.
When you have a normal central heating system, you have a boiler attached to a certain number of radiators and a single room thermostat. You set the thermostat to a certain temperature, which determines whether the boiler starts up. When the temperature in the room falls below a certain level, the boiler will start up and hot water will be pumped around the radiators. Once the room has reached the set temperature, the boiler will turn off.
When you fit TRVs to your radiators, each has its own thermostat and operates individually. This enables you to set different temperatures in different rooms. If one room is naturally quite warm and requires little heating, you could set the thermostat at a low temperature and the radiator will not heat up until the room drops below this low temperature. Meanwhile, the colder rooms in the house that require more heating could be set at higher temperatures so that the radiators heat up more readily.
A single thermostat system is controlled by the temperature at the location of the thermostat, which can be very different to the temperature in other rooms of the house.
Fitting thermostats to your radiators
A good time to fit radiator thermostats is when you are having a new boiler fitted. If you are looking for an expert in boiler installation Gloucester has several options, such as http://www.hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-installation-gloucester/.
According to the gas engineer industry organisation Gas Safe, it is vital that you use a registered engineer to carry out any work on your central heating system.
As part of the work, the system can be drained and radiator valves fitted. You will save money because you will only be paying to heat the rooms that you need to heat. This is the smart way to heat your house and the most cost-effective.…Read more