How do Thermostatic Radiator Valves work?

Thermostatic radiator valves, or TRVs, are the name of the valves on the side of your radiator that are numbered 1 to 5. These valves allow you to set the temperature that you would like the individual room to be, but the way they work is often misunderstood. So, we thought we’d take a bit of time to explain how they work and how best to use them to ensure you stay warm this winter. Read More

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Setting the correct temperature for your home can be quite tricky, but there are some guidelines to help give you a head start in deciding. Generally we are comfortable with a thermostat setting between 16 °C and 20 °C, selecting a setting within that range depends on a number of factors:

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    After a (hopefully) long summer it can be very frustrating to find one or more of your radiators stubbornly refusing to warm up when the central heating is on. Most likely this problem is caused by the pin in your radiator valve being stuck in the closed position and therefore not letting any, or at most very little, hot water into the radiator.

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    Bleeding your radiators is very simple, it requires a radiator key, an old rag and some time to get all the air out of each radiator. Head over to our tutorial on the topic to get started and put some heat back in your radiators. Read more

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      Simon Barker

      central heating, plumbing, radiators

    Simple answer, yes. Find out why

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