Been out of the country for many years. Just bought a house with what seems
to be a very good Combi heating system. Found all of the radiator "out"
valves wide open. Question is--do I need to balance the rads or do the
thermal inlet valves take care of the old "balancing" problem. Thanks in
advance to those who can answer this one.
Is there actually a problem with the system, e.g. some rads not
The balancing might have been done in the TRV's -- some have an
adjustment for this too, e.g. Drayton, although I admit that's
unlikely to have been done if there's an adjustable lockshield
at the other end of the rad.
The TRVs will disguise the effect of poor balancing. However, it would still
be advantageous to balance the system properly. This will ensure an even and
quicker warm up of the house. Also, you can set the room with the room
thermostat to warm up slightly slower than the other rooms. This ensures
that it gets up to temperature last, so that the rest of the house gets
fully heated before the room thermostat kicks in.
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