Yes! Thermostatic valves are the best way of getting the heating in your home just right! Used in combination with a room thermostat, they adjust your heating perfectly, and you won’t end up with some rooms being overheated.
Result! Greater comfort plus energy savings!
As you probably know, your room thermostat measures the temperature of the room it’s located in. If this room isn’t as warm as you want, the thermostat will send a signal to your boiler and make it run until the required temperature is reached.
But all the other rooms where the radiator valves are open will be heated up at the same time -
A thermostatic valve completes the task of the room thermostat by acting on a specific radiator. It actually closes off the incoming hot water when the radiator has reached the required temperature. Don’t be surprised if you can’t see it working – everything’s happening on the inside!
Settings, however, are still fairly inexact, because thermostatic valves are graduated using numbers instead of degrees Celsius. You have to choose the number that corresponds to the level of warmth you want. It’s a matter of trial and error. Once you’ve got the result you want, leave it alone as much as possible!
Doesn’t your heating equipment have thermostatic valves yet? It’s always a good idea to fit some!
We recommend you fit a thermostatic valve on every radiator. But there’s no need to fit one in a room with a fixed room thermostat.
Useful information: in Brussels, having this work done entitles you to a bonus of €10, 20, or 30 per thermostatic valve, depending on your income. Check out the Bruxelles Environnement website to find out more.
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