TVRs – Let’s find out what you really know. Tick all that apply:
Look further down to find out the answers.
◻︎ I know what these are. TRV stands for thermostatic radiator valve and they’re the funny little knobs at the side of the radiator with numbers round them.
◻︎ They have something to do with controlling the water temperature in the radiators – don’t they?
◻︎ I guess the numbers around them are there to make them look like they’re a bit of proper engineering kit and don’t really mean anything much.
◻︎ The plumber very kindly set them all to ‘3’ when they were fitted throughout the house many years ago – I mean why would I want to change them to a different number?
◻︎ Why would I want to waste my time doing a web search by manufacturer just to download the user guide to their TRV’s? I mean there can’t be that much to a knob you just twiddle.
Let’s hear it for TRVs – your helpful friends!
Temperature controls and Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs).
Getting to know my house
We’re going to start you off on your BLOW A HOLE journey with a bit of a DIY Survey.
What rooms have TRV’s fitted to the radiators?
Do these all turn freely? How many are ‘stuck’ or broken?
Can you identify parts of your home where a room temperature in the winter of say 16 degrees would be OK for you/your family? And think especially of rooms such as bedrooms which are only used intermittently or even just occasionally.
Would you now turn your TRV’s to higher/lower numbers during the day and evening?
Have you downloaded your TRV User Guide yet? (Be honest).