WHAT IS THERMOSTATIC RADIATOR VALVE?
Thermostatic radiator valve is a two-part device attached to the hot water inlet of the radiators, creating a comfortable atmosphere for you by keeping the room's temperature at the level you want, and also ensuring that you make saving from the natural gas (heating) bill. These parts are sensor and thermostatic valve body.
HOW DOES THERMOSTATIC RADIATOR VALVE OPERATE?
The desired room temperature is adjusted with the help of the scale available on the thermostat and when the room temperature exceeds the adjusted value approximately by 1(C), the thermostat slowly (proportionally) pushes the pin on valve to reduce the water flow, closes down the valve and prevents the radiator from spreading unnecessary heat. The room starts cooling down as there will be no hot water cycle from the radiator for a while. When the room temperature is approximately 1(C) lower than the adjusted value, then the thermostat opens the valve again and allows the cycling of hot water inside the radiator, the room starts to get warmer again and this process continues.
HOW CAN YOU SAVE WITH THE THERMOSTATIC RADIATOR VALVE?
Let's explain this with an example: Let's think of an apartment heated with combi boiler. This apartment has 6 radiators and the length of the radiators is 1 meter each, total 6 meters. And let's assume that the amount of water circulated inside the radiators and pipes is 60 liters. Let's adjust the temperature to 60(C) from the adjustment scale on the combi boiler. In this case, the combi boiler system increases the temperature of 60 liters water to 60(C). And let's also assume that it consumes gas by operating in flame mode for 5 minutes while doing this. In the example we have provided, the combi boiler does not switch into flame mode (does not consume gas) until the temperature of water inside decreases to 40(C) and waits. Let's assume this waiting period is 3 minutes. This procedure repeats like this if there is no thermostatic radiator valve in the system. If you use a thermostatic radiator valve, then the thermostatic radiator valve of the room heated does not allow the passing of water from this radiator. As there will be no water circulation from this radiator and the pipes feeding it, the amount of water to be heated by the combi boiler decreases by 10 liters. Thus, combi boiler will heat 50 liters of water instead of 60 liters. The combi boiler heating 60 liters of water in 5 minutes will definitely heat 50 liters of water in less than 5 minutes. This time difference is the saving provided by the thermostatic radiator valve to the combi boiler. We gave this example only for one radiator. Assume that the other radiators also provide the same saving. Can you imagine how big the saving is? Did you understand this example? In addition to this, the thermostat senses the heat spread by sun and other heat sources inside the room (iron, lamp, computer etc.) and will ensure that these heat sources are also used and a saving is obtained.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THERMOSTATIC RADIATOR VALVE OVER MANUAL VALVE?
• Individual temperature control for each room.
• Fixed room temperature. A comfortable atmosphere.
• As the radiator will not overheat, no dust burning occurs, thus the soot on curtains and walls is minimized.
• At the buildings heated by a central system, each floor will get warm as much as required, and the unbalanced heat spreading between the floors will be prevented.