Programmable Room Thermostat can help you save up to £67 a year on your gas bills. TPI thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves could now reduce energy costs by as much as 53%. Reducing a room thermostat temperature setting by 1 degree Celsius can result in savings of £75 a year.
Without a room thermostat, some boilers may fire permanently, wasting fuel and increasing utility bills. Fitting a room thermostat is one of the cheapest cost-saving measures you can make. Adding a basic room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves to a home could deliver fuel cost savings of up to 40% per year.
Homeowners can expect to recover the cost of installing heating controls within 12 months. Wireless thermostats are becoming popular with homeowners as the installation does not involve chasing into walls or lifting floorboards.
Old mechanical bi-metal thermostats make a ‘click’ sound when the dial on them is turned up or down, they are uneconomical and so boilers will fire for longer, using more gas and so costing more money.
Modern digital thermostats use an accurate electronic sensor to measure exact temperature. Householders can also set these modern thermostats in half-degree increments for greater control.
Like Thermostatic Radiator Valves, Room Thermostats work by sensing the air temperature around them and then activates or deactivates the boiler calling for heat as required, making the boiler fire.
A programmable room thermostat is a thermostat with a programmer built in. The advantage is that different temperatures can be programmed at different times of the day.
A two-bed terraced household could save up to £58 a year on heating bills, those in a three-bed semi-detached can save up to £103 a year and in a four-bed detached, £158 a year could be saved simply by fitting a thermostat. Savings of £409 a year can be made simply by fitting a room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves.
The most energy efficient controls can be programmed for seven days, with a choice of options for each 24-hour period. Time Proportional and Integral control technology makes sure the boiler fires for the shortest possible time to maintain desired heating levels. The thermostat identifies the rooms heat loss pattern and becomes even more accurate after initial installation.
A Time Proportional Integral thermostat alone, when used with a condensing boiler, saves up to 32% on energy bills. Latest research has shown that adding a Time Proportional Integral thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves to a conventional heating system could now reduce energy costs by as much as 53%. This is a further 13% reduction in heating bill costs compared to using a basic room thermostat without Time Proportional Integral technology.
General room thermostat setting is 21 degrees Celsius. Babies sleep in a room of 18 degrees Celsius. Rooms with elderly people and those with impaired mobility shouldn’t drop below 16 degrees Celsius, as the cold can exacerbate health conditions such as respiratory problems, depression, arthritis and diabetes. Reducing a room thermostat temperature setting by 1 degree Celsius can result in savings of up to 10% or around £75 a year on your gas heating bills, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
Contact us for assistance to quickly repair your room thermostat, or for an estimate for the installation of a new room thermostat.
Room thermostat services in Newcastle upon Tyne
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