What is a Thermostatic radiator valve?
(or in the industry – a TRV) From the beginning a Thermostatic radiator valve does not control the boiler; they reduce the flow of water through the radiator which they are fitted to when the temperature goes above a certain setting. Set them to the level you want for the room; a lower setting uses less energy and so will save you money. There you go, we are already saving you money…
MPE Plumbing Heating Gas does not recommend using a stylish radiator cover, due to the fact that TRVs sense the air temperature around them and control the flow rate depending on what level they’re set at. Having a cover over the radiator means the TRV is enclosed, which is likely to make it think that the room temperature is higher than it actually is.
If you already have a radiator cover that cannot be removed, then it is still worth using TRVs to control the temperature as much as possible. If you feel the radiator is not hot enough at a particular setting, you can turn up the TRV.
The knowledgable plumbers for you:
MPE Plumbing Heating Gas recognise and understand all regulations with Thermostatic Radiator Valves installation.