Thermostatic radiator valves are essential in allowing you to maintain control over your new radiator or heated towel rail. A high quality radiator valve will save you money on your energy bill and allow you to control the heat output of an individual radiator, meaning you can set the desired temperature in any space, creating a warm, comfortable and inviting atmosphere, anywhere.
A magnetic filter is device that helps collect the sludge that can build up in a central heating system. Much of the sludge is made up of rust particles that have corroded and come away from inside pipes or radiators. A magnetic filter is made up of a large magnet that attracts these particles, and then filters them out of the system. This helps prevent blockages and keeps the water flowing through the central heating system. The iron and steel components in central heating systems are vulnerable to corrosion and rusting. This produces a sludge which can block different parts of the system, principally the boiler heat exchanger, pump or the radiators. Old, cast iron pipes were usually a few centimetres in diameter but more modern pipework tends to be narrower, making blockages even more likely. A magnetic filter can help avoid these blockages and keep the system running freely by trapping any sludge before it reaches the boiler. A powerful magnet collects the debris, preventing it from damaging the boiler. Some of these devices also include a filter which gathers non-magnetic deposits from corrosion of copper, zinc or aluminium central heating system components.
Room thermostats these prevent your home from getting warmer than necessary. They turn the heating on until the room reaches the temperature you have set, and then off until the temperature drops.Room thermostats need a free flow of air to sense the temperature, so they must not be blocked by curtains or furniture, or put near heat sources.Your room thermostat should be set to the lowest comfortable temperature, typically between 18 and 21 degrees.You don’t need to turn your thermostat up when it is colder outside; the house will heat up to the set temperature regardless. It may take a little longer on colder days, so you might want to set your heating to come on earlier in the winter.A programmable room thermostat combines time and temperature controls and allows you to set different temperatures for different times of the day.