The UK needs to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. One of the ways energy is being lost is from heating draughty buildings. And, according to a recent report to Parliament, 25 million existing homes will not meet the insulation standards required.
While we wait for a response from the people in charge, there are some simple things house builders, contractors, installers, landlords and homeowners can do to make a difference at an individual level
Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs)
According to the Energy Saving Trust – in addition to insulation – heating systems should be the priority for anyone looking to make cost and carbon cuts.
And, fitting TRVs is one way to keep rooms at the required temperature. What’s more, with turning the thermostat down by at least 1ºC likely to reduce annual bills by up to 10%, it’s no wonder that the Westherm 5 TRV is one of our best selling products ever!
But what do you need to know about this ingenious product?
- Designed and manufactured to the very highest of standards, the Westherm 5 meets European Standard EN215
- The TRV also boasts an ergonomic, hand-friendly shaped head, neat vents, and easy-read controls
- The valve can be temperature locked which makes it perfect for social landlords and contractors
- It has a contemporary design that complements a wide range of radiators
- It boasts easy and fast assembly.
Proper installation and use of TRVS is key
Unfortunately, while many homes are fitted with TRVs, all too often they are turned up as high as they will go, leading to overly hot rooms and wasted energy.
But installers are playing a vital role in advising consumers on which products to buy – and how to use them. And, across the UK, these installers are stepping up and helping homeowners to reduce their impact on the environment and their energy bills.
For example, improving both comfort and energy efficiency, with proper use, TRVs can be used to introduce zone control measures, with rooms that are used often set to a higher temperature to beat the chill, and rooms that are unused kept to a minimum heat (or even switched off).
While, of course, a lot more needs to be done when it comes to insulating homes and meeting energy targets, fitting TRVs is a step in the right direction. And one that can be made without any fuss or disruption.
For more information on the Westherm 5 TRV, speak to your local area sales manager today.