Used properly, a radiator valve can massively reduce your energy bills. However, it is crucial that you choose radiator valves that are compatible with your radiator so that you always have the control you want and need. A common mistake when it comes to identifying which radiator valves is selecting an incorrect style. It is an easy mistake to make, as there are so many different options available. For this reason, we have broken down the options that you should consider.
What is the difference between a straight and angled valve?
The first thing you will need to determine is whether you will need an angled or straight valve.
Straight valves are exactly as described. They have no bends or curves and hook up your central heating system to your radiator from the floor horizontally. On the other hand, angled radiator valves connect your radiator to the central heating system at an angle, typically 90 degrees. This type of radiator valves is utilised when pipework comes out of a wall or is located beneath the floor. In both cases, an angled valve is necessary so that the valve inlet can be connected vertically or horizontally.
Thermostatic or manual radiator valves?
Manual radiator valves are the more traditional option and share the same design principles as a tap. The main benefit of opting for a manual valve is that just by turning the valve you are able to allow heating to pass through the radiator and turn it back off again once you have reached your ideal temperature. Thermostatic radiator valves are now a common feature within many homes. These usually have numbers to denote your chosen setting. By setting the valves at a particular number you can keep the temperate of your bathroom regulated at all times.
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