With over 70 percent of UK households still not benefitting from the savings offered by thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs), leading UK manufacturer Pegler Yorkshire has put its knowledge and expertise to the test and developed a range of decorative TRVs which would appeal to the more design conscious consumer.
“Research by TACMA, the controls association within BEAMA, (of which Pegler Yorkshire is a member) and the Energy Saving Trust, showed that 70% of UK homes do not have the minimum levels of controls installed meaning that a homeowner could save up to £409.00* in just twelve months with the installation of room thermostat and TRVs," said Sindar Singh, climate control market manager for Pegler Yorkshire. “Yet still there are millions of UK households still not tuned into this cost effective way to save energy and ultimately money!
“Our own research showed that homeowners have in the past opted for the more aesthetically pleasing manual valves, which, whilst they may look the part do not offer any energy saving benefits, meaning homeowners are missing out. We have looked at the most popular designer radiators out there and developed a range of TRVs that compliment styles and materials whilst providing all the benefits found with TRVs.”
The range of three Décor valves manufactured under the renowned Terrier brand are great designs with a twist, and have been created to incorporate the most popular finishes of decorative radiators including white, anthracite and chrome. They are sympathetic to the needs of both consumer and radiator style and provide a compact design incorporating all the attributes found by regular Terrier TRVs.
As one of the most recognisable TRV brands on the market, the Terrier is very user friendly, with clear settings for efficiency and boasts an operational temperature range of 7°C to 28°C. A positive shut off has been incorporated to enable removal of radiators for decoration or maintenance - without the need for removing the thermostatic head and replacing with a manual cap.
The Terrier Décor range of TRVs also carries Keymark approval from the EN215 Standard for quality and performance and an "A rating" from the TELL scheme provides a further European seal of approval.
Sindar continued: “As a renowned UK manufacturer we are continually pushing the boundaries of both design and functionality. We understand what the industry needs, how we can deliver that within a complete solution and ultimately how we can help installers add value to their customers. Our new TRVs are compatible with a range of end fittings including, press and push fit technology.”