Radiator valves control the flow of water through each radiator on a wet heating system.  Each radiator has 2 valves – one to control the water coming in and one to control the outgoing water. The simplest valves on the incoming side are “wheelhead” or “manual” valves.  These basically have two positions – on or…

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Wet heating systems are those where hot water is pumped through pipes and radiators to heat your home. They contrast with other systems, such as electric radiators or night storage heaters, where electricity is supplied directly to the radiators which heat up and warm the room they are in warm air ducted systems where it…

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This is only a concern if you are installing a multi-zone heating system. In this case, if all the radiators in a room are boxed in then the smart TRVs (thermostatic radiator valves) to be fitted on the radiators cannot accurately determine the temperature in the room.  So they cannot turn the radiators on or…

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A boxed-in radiator is one that inside a covering that hides it from view.  Normally a wooden box will be built round the radiator and decorated in keeping with the room. If a radiator is boxed in then its valve will not be able to able to sense the actual room temperature.  So any smart…

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Honeywell Evohome smart TRVs will replace most non-smart TRVs without problem.  We will also provide new valves for those radiators that you identified in your configuration as only having wheelhead (manual) valves. Before installation we ask you to provide photos of your radiator valves so that we have all the equipment necessary to fit the…

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The “get a quote” page on the Homesmart website takes you through all the questions necessary to configure the smart heating system you choose for your house. When we agree the installation date with you, we will ask you to send us (via WhatsApp, email or text) photos showing your boiler layout, your hot water tank…

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