thermostats on radiators


Hi, I have numbered dials on the radiators 0-4. However I set the dial, it makes no difference to the heat from the radiator.
Any advice gratefully received.
Vee
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It's a room temperature thermostat, not a radiator temperature thermostat. Adjust the knob, wait an hour or two to stabalise, and see what difference it makes to the room temperature.
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Many thanks Andrew, I didn't understand. I expected the heat to go down from the radiators.
Stupid woman, me :))
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This is a very common mistake indeed. The number of times you hear someone say "it is cold in here, I will turn up the radiator" when the radiator is already on and doing all it can. Two hours later they are sweating!
The water temperature in the radiator can be adjusted by adjusting a dial on the boiler (or at least it can on mine).
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I keep my boiler temperature fairly constant during the year. I may up it slightly during severe frost conditions. The temperature I set it at is round about 70 deg F Next I set the controller for the boiler to start at 6.30am and go off at 9.30am. Next period is from 4.30pm to 10.30pm But of course we override these settings if the house is too cold or too hot The real control is at the radiators and each one is set for a different temperature, bathroom bedroom etc. Again these settings are altered to suit. I really don't know the economics of keeping the boiler on all day at a low temperature but I suspect if you do then you will be turning it up for cold periods to be comfortable. In a house of more than one person it is impossible to suit everyone. For example I often work in the garden when it is quite cold outside and when I come in the house is too warm for me but ideal for my wife who at that time may be sitting. The real message is that radiator controls are used to control the temperature in a room but they are not instantaneous. Hope this helped Blair
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Very much so, Blair, many thanks. Vee

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Many thanks. Vee
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