Heating Controls Upgrades are a really good idea as you will save money on your heating bills and get a grant under the Better Energy Homes Scheme towards the cost of doing so. You can get a grant just for the controls upgrade or for a boiler and controls upgrade.
With these controls you match your heating and hot water schedules to your living patterns. Splitting your home into two independently controlled zones (space and water) allows you to heat your hot water without having your radiators heat. These controls, which are electronic, allow you to control the temperature as well as the time in each zone. Thermostatically Controlled Radiator Valves (TRVs) allow you to adjust the individual temperature in every room. Having a separate control for your hot water is particularly useful in summer months as using your gas boiler to heat your hot water is more economical than using your immersion.
As your requirements differ from day to day a 7 day programmer will optimise savings allowing you to adjust to your individual living & working pattern.
You can also save on heating bills by only having the part of the house you are using, or about to use, heated and by being able to have different temperatures in different parts of your house at different times.
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