Thermostat Heating Controls

Thermostat Heating Controls

The thermostat heating controls featured in this section offer similar functions to the smart thermostat heating controls, however these can only be manually controlled from the property in which they’re installed. There are multiple options and configurations that can be bespoke to your home, starting from a single thermostatic heating control (TRV valve) to a multi-zone (room) set up with a multiple TRV’s and a programmer. To understand a little more we have explained the basic components below.

What’s a TRV?: 

TRVs sense the air temperature around them and regulate the flow of water through the radiator which they are fitted to. A TRV can be set at a level that gives you the room temperature you want. This allows you to heat the rooms you want heated and control the room temperature of the rooms that you don’t use. This could save you money by reducing your energy bills.

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A way to look at it is that you wouldn’t have the lights on in every room, so why do you need to heat every room. When your home needs heat and you turn your heating up, your boiler then kicks in and heats up the house. If the boiler is required to heat the entire house then the boiler will be working at it’s maximum. However, having thermostat heating controls ensures that when you require heat, you can simply heat up the room that you are in.

What is a programmer?

The system is then controlled using a programmer control to instruct the boiler when to come on throughout the day. Depending on the system you can bespoke a system to control zones within the house to ensure that you only heat the rooms that you require heat in. This will help reduce energy bills as you’ll only use the energy required opposed to heating rooms that aren’t in use.

So what’s a Smart Control then?

Smart Controls are an excellent choice for landlords, those looking after second homes or holiday homes, are caring for an elderly relative or want to have the ultimate control over heating the heating of a home remotely -ie: via phone, tablet or PC.  Smart controls are also very useful if you forget to turn the heating off when you go away or if you are returning home and want to walk into a nice cozy house.

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Your Boiler

All of the above will then speak to your boiler and your boiler will react to your instruction.

smart thermostat heating controls

Below we have highlighted some popular options from Honeywell, however we also provide Pegler, Drayton and Myson to name a few. If you have an questions or would like to discuss further then please feel free to contact us on 01628 533 550 or e-mail customercare@heppelthwaite.co.uk.

Products

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Valencia Classic TRV

Valencia VT200 and VTL200 White and Chrome TRV head and angled body shot - SQUARE VT200 Chrome TRV and Valve body
The Classic TRV is top of its class for design, performance, quality and reliability. Its classical looks and unobtrusive design make it suitable for any heating installation.

An integrated radiator balancing insert retains the radiator balancing setting when the TRV and lock shield valves are closed for cleaning, decorating etc.

The valve can be mounted vertically or horizontally at either end of a radiator. To work correctly, the Valencia Classic TRV should be installed to a two pipe heating system and also have a free flow of air around the head to sense temperature.

Features

  • En215 and Keymark Certified
  • Bi-directional flow design
  • Can be mounted vertically or horizontally
  • Integrated radiator balancing insert
  • Frost setting
  • Stylish TRV head
  • Liquid sensor provides consistent and long-lasting performance
  • 6mm play on radiator tailpiece to allow for variation in radiator distance from valve
  • The Valencia Classic Valve body will accept the evohome electronic radiator controller head

Valencia Traditional TRV

Valencia VT117 and VTL100 TRV and angled body and angled matching lockshield valve

The ‘Traditional’ TRV is fitted in thousands of homes and is renowned for its performance and reliability. Used by many installers looking for a proven design, it also adds value for the home owner by providing a energy saving feature. The Bi directional flow design makes it suitable for any heating installation. An Integrated radiator balancing insert retains the radiator balancing setting when the TRV and Lock Shield valves are closed for cleaning and decorating

The valve can be mounted vertically or horizontally at either end of a radiator. To work correctly, the Valencia Traditional TRV should be installed to a two pipe heating system and also have a free flow of air around the head to sense temperature.

Features

  • Bi-directional flow design
  • Can be mounted vertically or horizontally
  • Integrated radiator balancing insert
  • Easy grip TRV head with energy saving button that alerts user to economical setting for comfort
  • Liquid sensor provides consistent and long-lasting performance
  • Frost setting
  • 6mm play on radiator tailpiece to allow for variation in radiator distance from the valve
  • The Valencia Classic Valve body will accept the evohome electronic radiator controller head

Rad Plan TRV

TRV

The VTL120 ‘traditional’ TRV and lockshield pack is popular within the domestic market due to its proven reliability.
Its easy to grip TRV head, energy saving ‘green’ button and unobtrusive design make it suitable for any heating installation.

Features

  • Approved to EN215
  • Bi-directional flow design
  • Can be mounted vertically or horizontally
  • Easy to grip TRV head
  • Energy saving ‘green’ button
  • Wax sensor
  • Frost setting
  • Positive shut off

Programmable Controls

There are many different types of controls so for the purpose of this feature we have kept it simple and only provided Honeywell options. Our qualified team will be able to advise the best possible solution/system for your home and we have access to many different branded products including Pegler, Drayton and Myson.

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DT92E Wireless Digital Thermostat

DT92E Honeywell

The DT92E wireless digital room thermostat has been designed to provide automatic temperature control of gas or oil fired boiler systems, underfloor heating, electric heating and zoning systems.

The DT92E has an ECO button energy saving feature which gives timed setback or boosts temperatures to reduce energy demand. This is a TPI (Time Proportional & Integral) control product, which make boilers operate more efficiently and provides close, accurate control. This is continually improved by a self learning adaptive capability. The ‘OFF’ setting can be used for frost or hypothermia protection, assuming the system time control is also switched on.

‘Installer Mode’ allows control to be matched to the system and user requirements, adapting minimum on or off times, set point controls etc. The volt free connections are ideal for use with combination boilers or heating zones.

Features

  • Energy saving TPI control
  • ECO button for energy saving mode
  • 30 metres wireless range
  • Two way wireless communications
  • Signal strength indicator
  • Simple user operation
  • 5 to 35°C set point range
  • ‘OFF’ setting with adjustable OFF setpoint
  • Mains or low voltage switching
  • Two wire connection
  • Energy saving TPI control

Installation

The installation of a thermostatic valve is not a complex operation as modern valves are designed to replace old valves as a direct replacement. In some cases there maybe requirements to alter pipe work, plus the system will need to be isolated and drained down before any work is undertaken. It would take a qualified plumber approximately half a day to install a basic system of 4 valves and a programmable control.

Heppelthwaite the Red Van Plumbers would be happy to provide a fixed price or work on a discounted hourly rate. Check out out transparent pricing or feel free to contact us.

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