Thermostatic Radiator Valves Installation

Thermostatic Radiator Valves Installation In London

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Why consider replacing your radiator valves?

Radiator valves are a crucial component of a modern heating system, and homeowners may want to consider replacing their existing valves with newer models. Not only do thermostatic radiator valves regulate the temperature of individual rooms, but they also allow for greater control over your home’s climate by creating different temperature zones.

Angled or straight, in black, white, anthracite, or chrome, a vast array of products are available on the market, catering to diverse tastes and preferences. Smart valves can be used in conjunction with a mobile app, enabling homeowners to control their heating on the go. In contrast, lockshield valves provide an additional layer of security to protect against accidental changes. Whether looking to replace a single valve or a whole set of radiators, upgrading your valves can significantly improve the functionality, efficiency, and appearance of your heating system.

Are thermostatic radiator valves worth it? Absolutely – they provide a cost-effective, efficient, and comfortable way to manage your home’s heating room by room.

The initial valve type functions via a spring mechanism that expands and contracts according to temperature variations, while the second valve type utilises a wax jacket with similar functionality. Both mechanisms are engineered to accurately modulate the flow of hot water into the radiator, enabling efficient temperature management in any given space.

A Manual Radiator Valve (MRV) can be adjusted to regulate the flow of hot water from the boiler to the radiator. It functions like a tap, allowing users to control the heat output by manually opening or closing the valve.

In comparison, a Thermostatic Radiator Valve (TRV) offers an advanced level of automation by automatically modulating the amount of hot water entering the radiator based on the room’s temperature.

While the installation process of both manual and thermostatic radiator valves follows a similar procedure, the fundamental distinction lies in their functionality.

The manual valve requires regular user intervention to adjust the heat output, while the TRV provides the following:

  • Autonomous temperature regulation.
  • Ensuring optimal comfort and energy efficiency.
  • Obviating the need for physical intervention.

Heating your home efficiently is important from a financial and environmental point of view. That’s why installing radiators equipped with TRVs can significantly positively affect your energy consumption. TRVs allow for individual temperature control in each room via the radiators. It senses the air temperature around them and adjusts the flow of hot water accordingly. So, you can set your preferred temperature for each space, reducing heating costs as you only use the energy needed. They come in various configurations to accommodate the type your radiator type. If you’re looking for straight or corner heads or lockshield items (to prevent tampering), there’s a TRV product available to meet your needs.

With our expertise in heating solutions, you can trust us to deliver unparalleled quality and performance that can contribute to lower energy bills.

If you have never used serviceteam before, then access the customer review platforms on Checkatrade or Trustpilot. If you like the reviews and need to replace your TRVs, contact us or book us online. We are a one-stop shop for all your domestic servicing or repair needs. Say goodbye to calling several suppliers and the associated headaches trying to keep track of them. It takes just one call, and your dedicated project manager will manage your project from start to finish.

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What's included in this service?

Serviceteam is your reliable 'go to' partner for a wide range of radiator valve services. If you need to upgrade your radiators or standard radiator valves or require expert support to fix leaking or malfunctioning valves, our dedicated team is here to provide the solution.

Getting started

- Get an instant quote now - To obtain a quote, simply submit your request, and our estimation team will promptly assess the information and provide a detailed estimate. It's important to note that this quote request service is completely free.

- Site Survey & Quote Visit - Alternatively, we can arrange for one of our engineers to visit your property to assess the work. This enables us to provide you with a comprehensive fixed-price quote. Please note we charge £35 + VAT for this service. However, if the quoted work exceeds a total value of £500, we will deduct the survey fee from the final invoice.

- During an independent visit, we will replace the thermostatic radiator valves of your 1st radiator for £140 + VAT and each additional radiator for only £50 + VAT. Trust us to get the job done right. e.g. changing the radiator valves on three radiators would cost (£140 + £50 + £50 = £240 + Vat).

- If we're already on-site undertaking other work, a discount of 10% will be added to the price of each Thermostatic Radiator Valve (TRV).

What's not included in this service?

  • Any congestion charges or parking charges (unless a parking permit can be provided for the duration of the engineer's visit).
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does a Thermostatic Radiator Valve work?

Thermostatic Radiator Valves are essential to any heating system, providing excellent temperature control in each individual room. The valve regulates water flow into the radiator based on the setting and room temperature. The head of the valve is responsible for measuring the room temperature and adjusting the pin in the valve body, allowing precise temperature control throughout the room.

Q: How to increase the lifespan of a thermostatic radiator valve?

To prolong the lifespan of your thermostatic radiator valves, it is recommended to close and open each valve (fully) a few times during the year. This simple practice can reduce the likelihood of valve seizure, giving trouble-free operation.

Q: What is the typical installation time for a thermostatic radiator valve?

To install the TRV installation process can take around an hour and a half. Be sure to shut off your heating and allow your radiators to cool completely before commencing work.

Q: How to fix a radiator that won’t heat up?

If you’re struggling with a radiator that won’t heat up, you can take a few simple steps to troubleshoot the issue.

First, check if the radiator valve is fully turned on and set to the right temperature. Look for the dial on the valve and ensure it’s set to the number corresponding to your desired temperature. With a little investigation and know-how, you should be able to identify and fix any issues preventing your radiator from fully heating up. If the radiator is still not heating up, then try bleeding them.

Q: How long does the thermostatic radiator valve last?

The longevity of a thermostatic radiator valve (TRV) depends on the quality. Generally, standard TRVs have an average lifespan of approximately 10-15 years. After this time, the plastic will naturally harden and become brittle, and a slight knock could break the flow control from the body of the TRV. It’s worth noting that certain high-quality TRV brands offer durability that can easily meet the above life expectancy.


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