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Radiator Valves | Manual Valves

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The Radiator Valve Explained

With so many different types of radiator valves to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one you need. All radiators are different, and each valve type offers its own pros and cons to consider.

Whether you’re replacing a faulty valve or want to upgrade your home, it helps to know the differences between the types of radiator valves. The most common types of radiator valves are manual and thermostatic. Both valve types operate in similar ways but offer different benefits to consider.

Manual Radiator Valves Explained

Manual valves are some of the most common radiator valve in the UK as they are basic and easy to use. A manual valve works in a similar way to a tap – turn it anti-clockwise to turn it on and clockwise to turn it down or off.

The biggest downside of manual valves is that they need to be operated manually. If you don’t turn the valve off on a radiator and your heating is on, the radiator will warm up whether you want it to or not. It’s best to set your heating on a timer if you have manual valves to improve efficiency.

Thermostatic Radiator Valves Explained

A thermostatic radiator valve works differently from a manual valve as it’s much easier to control room temperature. Thermostatic valves or TRVs allow you to set the temperature of a room using a dial.

Once your room reaches this temperature, the radiator will shut off and cool down. If the room starts to drop below the set temperature, the radiator will automatically begin to heat up again.

What’s the difference between Manual and Thermostatic?

There are a few things to consider before you choose a thermostatic or manual radiator valve. The most significant difference between the two valves is how radiators heat up.

With manual valves, you’ll need to manually turn these on or off to control the heating or use a timer-controlled central heating system. However, a thermostatic radiator valve contains a sensor that automatically turns on or off depending on the room temperature.

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