If you have recently purchased a new radiator, then you perhaps also need to spend some money on some new radiator valves.
This is mostly true for those of you who are installing a radiator in their home for the very first time. This is because you will definitely need some radiator valves to connect your radiator to the central heating pipes in the house.
Others who may be looking for radiator valves are those who recently replaced their radiators but then realized they need to replace or update their valves in order to meet the new radiator’s style. There are many different kinds of radiator valves in the market to choose from.
Another reason you might need to buy new radiator valves is because you need to replace the old ones. Some people discover that their old valves do not connect properly to the inlets of their new radiator anymore.
There are times where the radiator valves leak and affect the overall performance of the central heating system as a result. This is a situation where you must replace the valves immediately. If you are not sure about the seriousness of the situation and whether you need to replace the radiator valves, seek advice from a plumber or a heating technician.
Before you purchase your new radiator valves, you must learn about the different types. The 2 types that are available have been described below:
- Straight Radiator Valves:
These valves simply attach to the radiator and pipes in a straight line. You can choose this if you have through-floor pipework or bottom inlets.
- Angled Radiator Valves:
These valves connect the central heating pipework to the radiator at a 90-degree angle. If you have through-wall pipework and bottom inlets, select angled radiator valves. For side Inlets, angled valves are always used.
Therefore, you basically have to choose the kind of radiator valve you need depending on the position of the radiator valve inlets or the location of the central heating system’s pipes (supply flow and return).
It is often seen that standard radiators have side valve inlets attached in the bottom part of the radiator. In this case, an angled radiator valve is needed to attach the pipework and the valve inlet. However, there are many different variations and the kind of radiator valve should be selected wisely.
Identifying which valve to use is perhaps one of the most difficult steps in the process. After you know the position of the radiator’s valve inlets and central heating supply-flow and return pipes, the steps after that are not very complicated.
The most important part is, however, realizing that your radiator valves need replacing. People must know how essential it is to change and what negative impacts might follow if you do not replace it.
Once you are certain you need to replace it, you can place an order through our website. Call us and if you are unsure of your radiator valve or you have any questions.