Wireless thermostatic radiator valves can help buildings achieve their CO2 targets

Wireless thermostatic radiator valves are among the best solutions to help new and existing buildings achieve their CO2 targets, especially when working together with a high-performance, low-cost building management system.

Thermostatic radiator valves are considered a low-cost, fast-payback optimisation measure for heating and cooling systems in buildings. But they are absent in a substantial part of the EU’s building stock due to market failures such as split incentives.

In fact, just four out of 10 radiators in Europe are not equipped with such a thermostatic valve, but with a simple valve, not counting those without any valve at all. In that case, your only chance to regulate the room temperature is to be in the room and either open and close a window or the valve until you have the desired temperature.

Being able to set the temperature for the heating system in each individual room is one of the main advantages provided by most TRVs. However, with wireless TRVs, you don’t even need to be home to set the temperature – it’s all done via a smartphone app, in real time.

If thermostatic radiator valves were to be installed in all EU states, it would bring about a 7% reduction of the heating energy consumption in the residential sector (167 TWh/a) and save €12-13 billion per year.

The associated CO2 reduction of ~31t CO2 would fulfil 15% of the 2030 CO2 target for the EU building sector. That equals the CO2 emissions of over 15 million cars.

HeatSave wireless trvs – helping buildings achieve their CO2 emissions targets

The HeatSave wireless programmable thermostatic radiator valves work with the majority of radiators available on the market (either directly or via a dedicated adapter) and allow users to attain even higher savings in terms of energy and bills, of up to an impressive 30 percent. They are extremely easy to set-up and install, since one will only have to unscrew the existing TRV by hand and replace with the HeatSave wireless radiator valve.

Furthermore, the user friendly, web-based HeatingSave software lets you wirelessly check and control individual radiators from any smartphone, tablet or laptop.

This feature will allow you to turn down the heating in rooms that you’re not using and one can also easily plan up to four years in advance for times when the heating will not be in use with the heating holiday diary, while the ‘hands on’ override button on the valve means quick changes are easy from within the room.

If you want to find out more about the HeatSave wireless thermostatic valves, just contact our dedicated product team, or if you’re ready to get one for yourself, you can visit our retail partners and get one for yourselves.