Control Your Comfort
Depending on the setup and age of your existing controls, the savings you make on your energy bills may vary.
If you have little or no control over your current system, the savings will be more noticeable after installation. Different controls will save different amounts, but this is something that will be discussed with your assessor during your consultation.
Most systems typically have a few controls, but this is not always the case. Types of control include:
Programmer - This controls when your boiler is on and for how long, usually with the option to program several different heating patterns.
Room Thermostat - This works by sensing the air temperature and switching the heating on when the air temperature falls below the thermostat setting. It controls the temperature based on the room it is located in, usually a living room or hallway.
Thermostatic Radiator Valve (TRV) - These monitor the room air temperature and regulate the flow of hot water through the radiator, giving you control of the temperature in specific rooms that you have them in.
There are also different types of smart heating controls such as energy monitors and mobile apps which allow you to monitor your heating patterns and energy usage within your home.
Benefits of heating controls
A basic room thermostat could save you around £70 per year.
Improved comfort in your living environment.
Creates a more consistent temperature prolonging the life of your boiler.
Greater control over how your home is heated.
The latest heating controls show a typical reduction in fuel bills of about 23%.
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.