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Hi hope someone can offer some advice. We have just installed an engineer in our conservatory. Struggling to keep this rad on long enough to heat it as the thermostat in the lounge knocks off the heating as this room is now at desired temp. We have purchased 2 tado trv’s so we can control the heating separately however it’s still not working greatly. To get the conservatory rad on the rest of the house is being heated too and it’s a pain having to run round turning off rads in all empty rooms then then them back on when we’ve finished work in the conservatory and want heat in other areas of the house. A neighbour has told me she has 3 rads in her conservatory but are not linked to her thermostat in any way and she just switches them on and off as desired. Also the heating is constantly switching on and off just now with the frost protect but it’s waking us up, heating the house up when we like it cool when sleeping and no doubt costing me a fortune. Anyone any ideas what I can do to try and sort this. Working from home and just need heat in the conservatory but stopped using electric/oil heater as was costing an absolute fortune 😳 thanks in advance
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I would suggest if its a modern remote thermostat put it in there as well.
If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
There are ways to control the radiator independently but it's something that you should have considered in the beginning as I guess the rad is just T'd into the exiting system rather than installed as a separate zone with it's own control and diverter valves to direct the water flow.
Possibly you could do this with the TADO set-up but it would need smart TRVs on all rads which could be individually programmed for both time & temp (presumably by the app).
You also need a controller which tells the boiler & pump to switch on when an individual rad calls for heat so the TRV's must be able to communicate with the controller and not just the internet bridge.
Again it's something that needs planning to ensure that what you've got is capable of doing the job you want it to and is expandable if necessary in the future
I have a similar problem in my workshop outbuilding but I find that suitable clothing goes a long way to making it comfortable to spend time there in the winter months.