In your search for thermostatic radiator valves, you’ll want to ensure you purchase the correct connection type. For example, angled valves (as shown in the image above) are the most common type but if the pipes are going straight up from the floor to the radiator, a straight TRV is required. Depending on your budget, you’ll also have several styles to choose from that range from a contemporary, elegant design to more budget-friendly standard options.
To help you choose suitable thermostatic radiator valves for your central heating system, our hand-picked selection features top-performing TRVs chosen through our first-hand experience installing and using multiple types, testing and the latest research.
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How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates The Thermostatic Radiator Valves
As we’ve carried out a number of property renovations, upgrading the radiators along with the TRV valves is a task that we have plenty of experience with. Whether it’s a standard angled TRV or a designer straight TRV, we’ve installed hundreds over the years. We’ve also installed a number of smart radiator valves and these may be another option for you to consider if you are replacing a standard TRV.
In terms of replacing a TRV, as long as you have some plumbing knowledge, it’s a DIY task that anyone can do.
As well as our experience of installing and testing multiple TRV’s, we also based our recommendations upon hours of research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the build quality, styles available, ease of installation, temperature range, warranty and value.
With regards to the TRV’s we’ve installed, they include a wide range of styles from multiple reputable brands in the UK. From the basic white radiator valve pictured at the top of this article to the retro style of the TRV pictured below, we’ve certainly installed a lot of different radiator valves over the years.