Wireless thermostatic radiator valves can help improve control and energy efficiency even for steam-driven heating systems
Steam heating remains one of the more popular heating solutions for several cities around the world, most notably in the United States. However, steam heating systems are far from being economical, not to mention that they offer little in terms of comfort and control options.
However, this type of problem can be sorted using wireless thermostatic radiator valves, and one of the latest examples of the application of such energy saving measures is the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Manhattan, NY.
Encompassing a full city block and 2.5 million square feet of commercial office space, the Starrett-Lehigh, like many prewar buildings, utilizes steam heat. Historically, when the heat in the city comes “on,” tenants are immediately forced to open windows in order to provide a comfortable climate.
This scenario exists in buildings around the city that are overheated and unbalanced. The situation is further compounded where one side of the building is always warmer, due to solar gain in the winter, while the other side remains colder throughout the heating season. The delivery of steam heat around a building is typically identical and often provided without any indication as to the internal temperature of the space, let alone the desired temperature setting of the occupant.
As part of a very ambitious project, the building has been fitted with wireless, valve actuator controls to modulate the amount of steam available to a radiator based on a wireless, self-powered thermostat. Occupants are now visually presented with digital information about current temperature and are able to adjust a dial on the device to select their desired comfort set point. The valve actuator opens and closes accordingly, allowing the exact amount of heat requested.
HeatSave TRVs – wireless thermostatic radiator valves offering extensive control options
In order to achieve significant energy savings, home owners will certainly require very effective energy management systems to be put in place, and that’s exactly where the HeatSave programmable wireless thermostatic valves can really come in handy.
The HeatSave wireless thermostatic valves represent a great energy saving solution. That’s because the TRVs can help customers slash their energy bills by up to an impressive 30 percent by allowing them to thoroughly control the heating patterns for every single one of their radiators.
Moreover, it’s quite likely that households could benefit from the financial advantages provided by various Government schemes, given the fact that the HeatSave valves represent an approved measure to control radiators under several accredited programmes.
If you want to find out more about the HeatSave wireless programmable thermostatic radiator valves, get in touch with our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to answer all your questions and queries.