To complete your heating system and optimise your energy consumption, installing thermostatic valves is an ideal solution. These valves, fitted with a thermostatic head, allow you to regulate the temperature room by room. This system not only offers personalised thermal comfort, but also contributes to significant energy savings.
Each thermostatic valve is fitted with a sensor that measures the room temperature. Depending on the desired temperature, the thermostatic valve adjusts the flow of hot water circulating through the water radiator. The programmable room thermostat, on the other hand, allows you to maintain an ideal temperature in each room of the house, while avoiding over-consumption of energy.
It is vital to bleed water radiators regularly to ensure they operate at optimum efficiency. This operation, which consists of evacuating the air accumulated in the valve body, can be carried out using a bleeder. If in doubt, don't hesitate to call in a professional.
When installing a valve or tap, it is important to carefully dismantle the old equipment, taking care to drain the pipe concerned. Once the new tap or valve has been installed, check the connections to make sure there are no leaks. Once this has been done, all that's left to do is set the room thermostat to the desired room temperature.
Cast-iron radiators, on the other hand, require special attention when it comes to setting temperatures. Because of their high thermal inertia, they take longer to reach the desired temperature. The use of a control thermostat is therefore particularly recommended to regulate their temperature correctly and avoid overheating or excessive cooling.
Technology has also made its contribution to heating control. Today, there are connected radiator valves that can be controlled remotely via a mobile app. These intelligent devices can adjust the temperature in each room according to the presence of occupants and variations in outside temperature, optimising hot water production and energy consumption.
In short, the use of thermostatic taps, valves and room thermostats, combined with regular draining of radiators and precise temperature control, is the key to guaranteeing thermal comfort in every room of your home and saving energy.