What is a 3 way diverter valve shower?

A 3-Way In-Wall diverter allows you to control the flow of water between 3 shower outlets. This solid, durable brass construction shower valve is built to last, and works with 10 styles of shower trim kits from American Standard, for a look that matches perfectly in any bathroom.

What is the purpose of a mixing valve on a water heater?

A Honeywell mixing valve allows you to set your water heater to a higher temperature to reduce the threat of bacteria growth, yet the mixing action helps prevent scalding. Plus, you'll increase your available hot water supply by mixing hot water with cold.
  • What is ASSE 1070?

    ASSE 1070 is for devices that limit water temperature to a fixture or fixtures such as sinks, lavatories, or bathtubs to reduce the risk of scalding.
  • Is it cheaper to keep your heating on all the time?

    According to leading energy experts at the Energy Saving Trust, as well as British Gas, the idea that it's cheaper to leave the heating on low all day is a myth. (Using a timer's best, because your thermostat is designed to turn your heating on and off to keep your home at the temperature you set it.)
  • What should the thermostat be set at in the winter?

    Many people find that setting the thermostat to 68 degrees in the winter provides a comfortable home environment and keeps heating costs under control. At the night, or during the day when everyone is away, the temperature can be set to 6-10 degrees cooler to provide more savings.

What is a thermostatic valve for shower?

A thermostatic mixer maintains an exact water temperature for the duration of your shower. It protects you from any sudden changes in the water supply to the shower, so even if somebody flushes the toilet or turns on the kitchen faucet the temperature of your shower will remain the same.
  • What is a pressure balance shower valve?

    A pressure-balanced valve provides water at nearly constant temperature to a shower or bathtub, despite pressure fluctuations in either the hot or cold supply lines.
  • What is an expansion valve in air conditioning?

    A thermal expansion valve (often abbreviated as TEV, TXV, or TX valve) is a component in refrigeration and air conditioning systems that controls the amount of refrigerant released into the evaporator thereby controlling superheat.
  • What does a refrigerant filter drier do?

    A filter-drier in a refrigeration or air conditioning system has two essential functions: one, to adsorb system contaminants, such as water, which can create acids, and two, to provide physical filtration.

How does a tempering valve work?

Tempering Valves (Hot Water Mixing Valves) Explained. A tempering valve mixes your hot and cold water to deliver hot tap water at a constant temperature. Tempering valves have a temperature sensitive element which adjusts the mix depending on the temperature of the incoming water flowing through the valve.
  • What is a thermostatic radiator valve?

    A thermostatic radiator valve (TRV) is a self-regulating valve fitted to hot water heating system radiator, to control the temperature of a room by changing the flow of hot water to the radiator.
  • What is a manual radiator valve?

    A thermostatic radiator valve measures the room temperature and regulates the radiator temperature accordingly. The radiator temperature is controlled through the thermostat on your central heating system and the manual valve is only used to turn the radiator on and off.
  • Do boilers use a lot of electricity?

    These appliances do not require as much electricity as an electric boiler, furnace, or baseboard, but they still cannot function without power. Oil-fired and gas-fired furnaces, boilers and space heaters produce heat by burning fuel oil or natural gas. Most heating appliances that do not need electricity use firewood.

Updated: 24th September 2018

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