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How To Control Your Heating

Smart temperature control unit

When it comes to the overall comfort of your home, having the perfect temperature plays a pivotal role.  Maintaining the right amount of heating without it being too stuffy ensures that you’re not wasting energy.

Old-school central heating systems are a thing of the past with smart heating controls becoming the focal point of many homes as they can be controlled via Wi-Fi.

Here we’ll take a look at different ways to regulate your heating to achieve your desired temperature.

Understanding Your Heating System

Before you can take control of your heating system, you’ll need to know what kind of system you have. There are different types of heating controls and we’ve listed them below.

Different Types of Heating Controls

One thing that all heating controls have in common is a boiler. The boiler’s job is to provide a steady heat supply to your home and to provide hot water.

By learning to use your heating control panel you can increase energy efficiency and lower heating costs. Below you’ll find different types of controls:

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostat on wall

A smart thermostat is a modern solution to home heating. These thermostats are completely digital and can be operated remotely via a mobile app with a stable internet connection.

To maximize energy efficiency, these thermostats operate with motion sensors in each room and this can save money in the long run. These are also easy to set up with a smart thermostat starter kit.

Thermostatic Radiator Valves

Also known as TRVs, this is a common way of regulating the temperature in your home.

Each TRV is fitted to a radiator inside the house and it allows you to manually set the temperature in each room.

These don’t operate with the boiler, only with the flow of hot water via the radiator. If you’re looking for one check out Trade Radiators.

Other forms of temperature control units include:

  • Room Thermostats: A room thermostat enables you to regulate the temperature in your home by shutting off the boiler once the ideal temperature has been reached. There are different variations of programmable room thermostat systems, from wall-mounted units to wireless systems.
  • Boiler Thermostats: When it comes to the regulation of water flowing through your central heating system, a boiler thermostat is what you’d find in most homes. This is an energy-efficient system that thrives at 50ºC especially during summer to prevent overheating. To save energy this thermostat is equipped with a timer, which can be set to ensure that it’s off when it’s not in use.

Heating and Hot Water Expenses

When it comes to energy bills the last thing you’d want to see is a high energy cost. This is why energy saving devices have become increasingly popular over the last decade.

In the UK, general heating and warm water account for 55% of total energy costs with annual costs averaging at £1,287 per annum.

The main priority of residents is to reduce energy use to cut costs while preventing temperature drops in homes.

This is where modern central heating controls shine, especially smart thermostats, as they can effectively regulate temperatures while slashing the heating bill.

Ensuring that your radiator system is clean, balanced, and in the correct setting is the best way to ensure that you’re not wasting energy and money.

Jeff Campbell