Increasing energy efficiency with TRVs – free consumer guideJanuary 15, 2020
To help consumers increase comfort and save money on their fuel bills, the HHIC has released a new ‘Consumer Guide to Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs)’.
Increasing energy efficiency is a key part of keeping energy costs at a manageable level, maintaining comfort and preventing fuel poverty.
Gas and heating engineers are a great source of information for consumers on the many ways that home energy efficiency can be maximised.
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Alongside advanced controls and smart thermostats, the installation of TRVs can have a significant impact on heating system performance.
How can TRVs boost energy efficiency?
TRVs work by automatically changing the flow of hot water to individual radiators, enabling users to control heating in zones to minimise energy wastage.
They can easily be retrofitted to existing radiators or installed with new systems and are one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to increase energy efficiency.
Stewart Clements, Director, HHIC said;
“TRVs are a simple and affordable way of controlling the heat output of a radiator and the temperature of a room. Effectively selected and installed, TRVs are proven to provide temperature control in individual rooms, thus reducing heating costs and enhancing comfort for consumers. They are also easy to fit to new or retrofit installations. “
“HHIC and its members have added this guide to our suite of information, to help consumers understand the benefits of this simple but effective technology. “
Martin Wilson, UK Sales Director, Resideo, and HHIC member added;
“Fitting Individual room temperature controls such as thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) is among a number of requirements under the new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).”
“The HHIC guide will help to raise awareness amongst consumers of the benefits delivered by TRVs, which will result in householders having a lower lifetime cost for their heating system as well as greater comfort. Industry has a duty to ensure that all systems are made more efficient, underpinned by a legal requirement in our UK Building Regulations.”