Automatic control of individual radiators


Postby cruachan » Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:23 am

I have an oil guzzling boiler, and shut down individual rads [when I remember] during periods when the rooms are out of use e.g. bedrooms, dining room etc.
This is a chore and I do not always remember.
Does there exist, an automatic, individual control, which would shut down/restart, individual radiators ?
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Postby plumbbob » Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:08 pm

Do you have thermostatic radiator valves fitted? I have never seen any individual control except via a centrally operated manifold but the cost and installation is prohibitive.
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Postby cruachan » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:41 am

Thanks Plumbbob.
Ah well, at least I can stop searching.
It is a rich field for an inventor to make his first million !
Access to a 13A socket to supply power {for a time switch} and a simple on/off valve, to replace the thermostatic valve,would suffice. It would not even need the expense of a motorised valve.
I would do it myself, but I am too busy researching a cure for a poor memory, which makes me forget to turn off unused radiators !
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