What is a programmable room thermostat and how does it work?

A quick guide from the experts on room thermostats

Room thermostatThere are a wide variety of wired and wireless styles if you want to invest in a programmable room thermostat. They all do the same job of sensing the temperature of the air and acting accordingly though.

The best place to position your thermostat is in the coolest room that you use or in the hallway. Never place it in direct sunlight, near to any draughts, or close to any heat sources. This will affect the results.

Using a thermostat to control your boiler not only saves gas; it helps to reduce CO2 emissions and keeps you in control of incoming bills.

A programmable room thermostat works as both a programmer and a thermostat. As a result, you should be able to set the ‘On’ and ‘Off’ switches to the times that suit you.

How does a room thermostat work?

A room thermostat works by measuring the temperature of the air, switching the boiler on if the air temperature has fallen below the thermostat setting and off again once it has reached the set temperature.

Basically, a programmable room thermostat gives you full control of your system. Therefore, you will be able to choose what time you would like the heating to come on and what the temperature should reach whilst it’s on.

You can set different temperatures for different periods during the day and night to fit in with your specific needs. This will maintain a comfortable heat even whilst you are sleeping.

Wireless room thermostats have become increasingly popular in recent years. They are much easier to install and can be placed anywhere around the home. As a result they are a much more flexible option.

Programmable room thermostats are a great way of improving energy efficiency in the home. They let you control the temperature and make it easy to turn down or switch heating off if you don’t need it.

To find out more about programmable room thermostats, or for help and advice on boiler installation, repairs or maintenance, please contact us.