With the imminent arrival of winter and the patter of tiny feet, and
all the advice that goes with that about keeping the house 'warm' I've
decided to either get (or fit myself) some TRVs fitted.
The current setup is a sealed system with 13 rads (one with a TRV
already) and a room thermostat in the living room. This has the usual
problem of the living room being just right and the rest of the house
being cold, so I need to make sure I sort that issue out otherwise to
get the nursery at the right temp the living room will be unbearable.
I asked the man from BGas for a quote when he was servicing the
boiler, he said don't bother, would be =A350 per rad, a wireless
thermostat would be =A3100-150 (!) but I should definitely get the room
themorstat moved, probably into the hall, and leave the radiator at
the top of the stairs without a TRV.
Does this sound right? How much would it all cost DIY, and what would
be a sensible quote to look for if I decided to get someone (other
than BGas) in?
Any recommendations for decent TRVs and wireless themostats?
- posted 12 years ago