Whether you require Tips and Advice about radiators, plate heat exchangers or heating systems in general AEL have the technical expertise to provide guidance on your system design and which products are best suited to your application.
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Delivery Terms & Conditions
- AEL will contact you during the next working day to discuss a convenient delivery date of your order.
- Orders delivered by road transport are delivered to the nearest convenient hard standing position and the consignee is responsible for offloading.
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- Please note that missed deliveries can be rescheduled and are chargeable.
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- Please note that Cast Iron Radiators are heavy so we advise that you double check the weight of your order and the maximum weight your vehicle can carry as AEL can accept no responsibility for the suitability of your vehicle.
WHICH RADIATOR VALVES SHOULD I USE
Which Radiator Valves Should I Use ?
When buying a new radiator it is always a good idea to give some thought to how you are going to control the heat you will require. It is very easy to choose a good looking radiator that will give you the heat you require but if the correct type of radiator valves are not installed you may not get the full benefit of the heat your new radiator can produce.
Correctly identifying the valve to accompany your radiator requires more than it matching the look of the radiator.
The first thing to check is to whether you require a radiator valve set with an angled or a straight body. Most radiator installations will have Bottom Opposite End connections (BOE) which means that the flow and return pipework is connected into a valve on each side at the bottom of the radiator.
What are the Different Types of Radiator Valves?
There is a choice two types of radiator valves that are used to control the heat required from a radiator, the choices are either a Manual radiator valve or a Thermostatic Radiator Valve (TRV) and each will come with a Lock Shield Valve.
What is a Manual Radiator Valve?
A Manual Radiator Valve requires whoever is in the room to manually adjust it by turning the head / handle which will allow the central heating to pass into the radiator and when the room is up to temperature you can turn it down or off again. It is a basic and quite inefficient way to manually control the temperature of a room as it is reactionary to whether the room is already too hot or too cold.