What are the two valves on a towel radiator for?
It is in our nature as human beings to mull over something we don’t understand. It is, therefore, not surprising that you would be wondering why the bottom of your towel radiator has two valves and what the valves do. And to satisfy your curiosity, we have delved into the towel radiator world and prepared this brief that explains the purpose of these valves.
Why does your towel radiator have two valves?
Your towel radiator has two valves to enable it to control the flow of hot water and the amount of heat it emits. One valve regulates the amount of hot water entering the towel radiator while the other controls the rate at which the hot water exits the radiator.
What are the two valves on your towel radiator, and what are they for?
The two valves on your towel radiator usually differ in that one of them is a lockshield valve, whereas the other one is a wheel head valve, but in some cases, a TRV. Generally, the lockshield valve controls the amount of hot water entering the radiator. By controlling the inflow of hot water, the lockshield valve also ensures the operation of the towel radiator won’t impact the performance of other radiators in your home.
On the other hand, the wheel-head valve regulates the amount of heat released by the towel radiator. Therefore, it can be said that the purpose of this valve in a towel radiator is to control the radiator’s temperature. Adjusting the wheel head valve in an anti-clockwise direction will increase water flow through the radiator, thereby increasing its temperature. Similarly, turning it in a clockwise direction will lower the radiator’s temperature.