There are four main different types of central heating controls and there are pros and cons to both. Having heating controls that suit you could help you save money on your energy bills. Here’s what you need to know.
Manual Room Thermostats
Manual room thermostats are still very common but they have limited money-saving benefits. Although they can be set for your heating to come on and off at specific times during the day, you may also have to turn it off manually when you feel you don’t need it.
Smart Heating Controls
Smart heating controls allow you to control your heating from an app or website. You can control your heating and hot water settings from wherever you are, as long as you can access the app. It’s hugely convenient and can help you save money by giving you more control over your settings.
Thermostatic Radiator Valves
Thermostatic radiator valves are attached directly to your radiators and give you the option of adjusting the temperature in each of your rooms. So, if you want it warmer downstairs than you need it to be upstairs, you can control how much heat comes out of each radiator. The downside is that these are manually operated but the upside is you can save money by reducing the temperature.
Again, these are often manual but they do have advantages. For instance, programming the temperature in advance and holiday settings that ensure your pipes don’t freeze while you’re away.
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