If you’ve turned on your heating, and within half an hour you notice that some radiators are hotter than others – then a common suggestion you might hear is that you need to “Balance you Radiators”.
Balancing Radiators is the age old idea of taking water from one radiator that is working perfectly and trying to give it to one that is not. It’s another common “solution” thrown out by plumbers to a problem that again goes back to the issue of a poor flow rate – a problem you will never have with Oxyvent.
What is balancing?
Balancing is done by closing the valves on perfectly working radiators, to try and get the other ones to heat up better. This is usually followed by going back and forth, tweaking and tinkering with radiator valves until it feels like an improvement. But usually this solution is only temporary, because if your system has a poor flow rate – you’ll be back at square one before you know it. What makes it even more baffling is that there are actually no regulations, rule books, certification or standards for balancing radiators. It is literally left up to each individual’s discretion and is completely trial and error.
Well one thing we can tell you about Balancing Radiators is that independent tests have shown that the power output fluctuates in temperature so much, that the end result is still poor thermal comfort and a waste of fuel. If only there was an easier solution…!
The Oxyvent Solution
The Oxyvent System is self-balancing and increases your heating systems flow rate by up to 70%, with all radiators valves left fully open which also helps prevent the build-up of sludge.
Rooms will heat up faster and evenly, providing your home or business with a higher comfort level and eliminate maintenance costs from Plumbers.
Save time and up to 30% on your fuel bills with Oxyvent.
What our customers have to say
We answer your questions
How often were you given the same suggestions to fix radiators in rooms that don’t heat: Check for air in the system, Fit a larger pump, Check the water pressure, Check if the radiator valves are stuck, etc etc
Where Underfloor Heating is installed with a gas or oil boiler, hot and cold patches on the floor are quite common. It can get very uncomfortable when the floor overheats. What can we do about it?
People normally place their hand on the top section of the radiator to find out if their heating is operating properly. This is not the correct way to find out if your radiators are functioning efficiently.