Re: Colin Geggie Message:
“I note there are now ways of controlling radiator valves via infra-red and this seems to me to be a much safer way to proceed as the max room temperature is set by the thermostat. However this will be a lot more complicated to install.”
Installation of the eTRV does not seem complicated.
Fitting instructions are at:
A good feature of the eTRV is that it is possible to use it as a thermostat, giving the user the option of directly setting the room temperature to one of 10 discrete temperature settings; off (10°C) and then from 16°C to 24°C.
A drawback of the eTRV is that the coded multicoloured LED coded command response / acknowledgement is not readily decipherable by the user. See sections 6, 11 & 12 of the eTRV Installation Guide and User Instructions for examples.
If I remember correctly, when the eTRV was tested only the GEWA Omni seemed able to capture the lengthy IR code transmitted by the eTRV’s infra-red remote commander with any degree of reliability … which is probably why only Toby Churchill / D J Rehab currently offer the eTRV as an EC option (Order Code: ECS-ECS001) at:
Peter Hamlin [Tel: 0 (044) 1895 279158 Fax: 0 (044) 1895 279737]
North Thames Regional Environmental Control Equipment Service (NT RECES)
Alderbourne Rehabilitation Unit (Entrance 'C' - off Royal Lane)
The Hillingdon Hospitals (THH) NHS Foundation Trust
Pield Heath Road