The right heating controls will let you keep your home at a comfortable temperature without wasting fuel or heat.
If you have a central heating system, whether its Electric, Gas, LPG or Oil-fired, your full set of controls should ideally include a boiler thermostat, a timer or programmer, a room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs).
You can upgrade or install heating controls without replacing your boiler, and it’s a particularly good idea to think about this if your controls are over 14 years old. Room thermostats, for example, are much more accurate now than they used to be.
Benefits of Heating Controls
You’ll reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.
You could save money on your heating bills by installing and using your controls efficiently.
You can schedule your heating and hot water to go on and off when needed.
You can select areas of your home to heat and the required temperature for each room, rather than heating a whole house at the same temperature.
Save £75 & 320 kg carbon dioxide a year by turning the room thermostat down by one degree.
Save £60 and 310 kg carbon dioxide a year by installing and correctly using a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves.
Types of Temperature Controls
Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRV)
Hot Water Thermostat
Auto Boiler Thermostat
Types of Timing Controls