Upgrade to Thermostatic Radiator Valves: Big Savings, Small Investment

In the realm of home improvements, some choices stand out for their simplicity and cost-effectiveness. One such decision is swapping out old manual radiator valves for thermostatic ones. With a modest price tag of around 15€ per valve, this upgrade can slash heating energy demand by 13-19%, delivering a return on investment in as little as two years with also unmatched by other energy-saving measures.

The EU in Brussels, July 25, 2016, found in recent study conducted by the esteemed Ecofys Institute, commissioned by EUnited Valves, sheds light on the significant CO2 reduction potential across the European Union through the straightforward replacement of manual radiator valves with thermostatic ones. The findings are striking: this single upgrade could cover 15% of the EU’s 2030 CO2 reduction target for the buildings sector. In practical terms, it translates to potential energy savings of 167 TWh per year in Europe alone. Such a compelling opportunity warrants attention from policymakers.

But what does this mean for homeowners and renters? For a modest investment of approximately 15€ per radiator valve, energy consumption for heating can be slashed by 13-19%. Within a mere two years, the savings accrued will offset the initial expenditure, thereafter lining one’s pockets with ongoing savings. This rapid payback period outshines other energy-saving options. Hydraulic balancing, costing between 300€ to 500€, offers a payback time of 3.5 years, while replacing old heating pumps, at around 400€ each, yields returns in 3 to 6 years, as depicted in the accompanying graph.

So why delay? Look for energy-efficient thermostatic radiator valves bearing the TELL-Label classification of A to F, and start reaping the rewards of a more efficient heating system today. BIWorld Fluid Control has a range of approved radiator valves that are affordable and modern looking to complement its surroundings.