Thermostats and controls

The right heating controls allow you to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without wasting fuel or heat unnecessarily – so you will reduce your carbon dioxide emissions and spend less on heating bills at the same time.

If you have an electric storage heating and hot water system, use the off-peak electricity to ‘charge up’ overnight and then release heat during the day.

If your home is heated by a system of water-filled pipes and radiators running from a boiler, you have a ‘wet’ central heating system, whether it is gas, LPG or oil-fired. Your full set of controls should ideally include a boiler thermostat, a timer or programmer, a room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves