Central heating video You can easily save money and cut your energy bills by learning how to using your central heating better. There are three main types of controls for central heating systems we’re going to tell you about: Room Thermostats (picture of, Room Thermostat) Programmers or Timers (picture of, Programmer) Thermostatic Radiator Valves (picture of, Thermostatic Radiator Valve) Room Thermostat Room Thermostats control the temperature in your whole house You should set it between 18C to 21C – but remember the higher the temperature the higher your energy bill will be The heating will come on automatically when the temperature falls under the temperature you choose If you are leaving your home during the day for a long time, it might be worth lowering the temperature a bit Programmer Your Programmer controls the heating in your whole house, and it turns the heating on and off. To make sure you are only heating your house when you need it to be heated, make sure your programmer is set properly. First of all make sure the clock on it is set to the right time Think about when you need the heating to come on and off – remember it could take an hour to warm up your home Most people set it up to come on in the morning for a while, and then again in the late afternoon or evening You may want it on all day if you are at home most of the day , and you will only need to set it to switch off at night time Once you have decided when you want it to come on and when you want it to go off, set the tabs to the times when you need your heating to turn on and off If you can set the temperature on your programmer, remember 18C to 21C is ideal room temperature for a healthy person The last thing you have to do is to set the programmer to the timed position Thermostatic Radiator Valves The valves on your radiators help control the temperature of the room you are in Set the valve to medium or high when the outside temperature is very cold Remember to turn the valve off or down in any rooms you don’t use, and keep the doors shut so you’re not wasting money heating them. If you’re having trouble setting your thermostat, programmer or radiator valves, or if you have any questions, please give us a call on 0800 953 1221 and we can help you. We hope you stay warm, and save yourself money!
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