Keeping your home toasty and warm yet energy-efficient just got a whole lot easier thanks to the huge array of thermostatic radiator valves available from Trade Radiators.
Many people are making the switch from traditional manual valves to something which can afford the user a bit more versatility and control when heating any space. Take a look at the current range of thermostatic valves currently in stock at Trade Radiators, with some fantastic products from brands such as West and Trade Direct.
How do thermostatic valves work?
A thermostatic valve means you can adjust the temperature of your radiator with just a simple turn of the dial. The easy to read numbers will accurately keep track of how much heat your radiator is putting out.
The valve works by setting a maximum temperature for your radiator. When this temperature is reached, the valve shuts. This stops the flow of hot water into the radiator, so the temperature remains constant, proving to be efficient for the user and help lower the need for your heating system to pump new hot water continually.
How Do I Know What Radiator Valve to Buy?
When choosing the right thermostatic valve, you will want to consider two things:
- Do you need an angled, straight or corner valve?
- What level of control do I want?
The need for an angled, straight, or corner valve will depend on the type radiator entries that you have. The good news is that all of the valves are bidirectional so you can install them on either side of your radiator.
The level of control is the main driver for using a thermostatic valve. It helps immensely when you want to have a suitable temperature in different rooms. For example, it is common to have a valve set to a higher temperature in the kitchen or the living room (where the family will spend most of the evening), while keeping the valve at a lower temperature in the bedroom (where you don’t want to feel sweltered in bed).
What colours do thermostatic radiator valves come in?
The great thing about thermostatic valves is how customisable they can be, depending on the radiator set-up you’re looking for. Some of the popular valve colours in stock at Trade Radiators include:
- Brushed Copper
- Polished Nickel
- Satin Black
- Satin Nickel
If you’d like an idea of what these colours look like, visit our shop for valve by colour section.
Why Choose a Thermostatic Radiator Valve?
When you want to be assured you’re keeping a room at a specific temperature, a thermostatic valve is an ideal choice.
If you feel it’s best to have specific rooms in an ideal temperature range, thermostatic is the way to go. If you don’t really care and just want a reliable valve on a new radiator, a simple manual radiator valve should do the job.
What do the numbers on a Thermostatic Radiator Valve mean?
The numbers correspond to different temperature ranges the valve will place your radiator within. The range will vary from brand to brand, but as you’re buying a new thermostatic valve, you’ll have a table on the packaging which highlights those temperatures.
Can I use thermostatic valves on electric radiators?
Most electric radiators have their own electric heating elements in place which regulate temperature as it is dependent on the internal heating element and not the central heating system.
In cases where you have a dual fuel radiator installed, thermostatic valves can be used when traditional heating is on.
What Radiators Look Best With This Valve?
Because we have over 130 different styles and finishes to choose from, you have lots of options when it comes to finding a matching radiator valve.
The streamlined design of some valves means they are ideally suited to our range of designer radiators. Valves with rounded tops make them the perfect for contour radiators.
It’s best to get thermostatic valves which compliment a radiator installation, rather than stand out, as this could overshadow the look of a radiator.
Find Out More About Thermostatic Radiator Valves
Trade Radiators has everything you’d ever need to know about thermostatic valves and all radiator valve types. Check out our Complete Guide to Radiator Valves to get advice and tips on purchasing radiator valves.
When Will My Thermostatic Radiator Valve Arrive?
Whenever you need a radiator valve fast make Trade Radiators your first stop!
Order your valve before 2 pm, and depending on the product, you will receive it the very next working day. Best of all, delivery is always free.
Getting the best price on a thermostatic radiator valve
We work hard to bring you the best value for money, but this doesn’t mean you are getting anything less than exceptional quality. We use our years of experience in the radiator industry to bring you valves from brands and suppliers that we trust.
We are so confident of our prices that everything we sell is backed by our Price Match Guarantee. That’s why Trade Radiator customers can always be guaranteed the best prices online for new radiators, valves and associated accessories.