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Like it or not, installing and repairing valves are part and parcel of running radiators as part of a central heating system. Essentially, it’s these tap-like protrusions on a radiator that help control the flow of hot water in and out of the device. To that end then, these little tools are absolutely essential for ensuring your radiators operate in tip-top condition and that you can alter the heat of an individual radiator in your home.
As you can see from the ‘Radiator Valves’ section on this page’s left-hand panel, there are various different groupings of valves we sell. How do you know which radiator valve set goes with your radiator? Well, you should check when purchasing the radiator in the first instance, of course, but there are two major, distinct types of valve you ought to be aware of. They are manual radiator valves and thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs).
In simple terms, a manual valve works like a water tap; you turn it one way to reduce or stop the hot water flow and the other way to do the opposite. A TRV is smarter in that it self-regulates; it abides by a central heating system’s thermostat settings, ensuring the water flowing through their radiator never exceeds the thermostat’s maximum temperature.
Note too, though, that available in our comprehensive valve collection are the likes of modern and traditional radiator valves, all of which come in a wide variety of finishes – everything from chrome to nickel, brass to copper and golden to white.
Take a look at our range below: