Setting a desired temperature is only as precise as the dial markings allow
Analogue room thermostats vs modern digital room thermostats
If your heating controls are out of date they may be wasting energy and probably won’t be keeping your home as comfortable and as it could be. As a homeowner you might not notice these issues, but they will be wasting you money in the long run.
Click on the crosses to find out more information comparing digital to analogue room thermostats.
Old analogue room thermostats
Over the years mechanical thermostats can lose accuracy due to wear and tear of moving parts
Numbers on the dial become worn so it’s difficult to set exact temperatures
Mechanical thermostats don’t provide information about the actual room temperature
Mechanical thermostats won’t let you quickly and easily adjust your heating settings
Old vs New
New digital room thermostat
Digital thermostats use an accurate electronic sensor to measure actual temperature
With no moving parts, measurement stays accurate for the product's lifetime
Temperature can be adjusted in 0.5°C increments for greater accuracy
Numerical programming gives greater precision – the heating turns on and off at the temperatures set
Modern controls can display the actual temperature of the room
A 5°C frost protection setting kicks in when the OFF button is pressed
ECO features save time by reducing temperature for a planned period – at the touch of a button
10 reasons why you should replace old heating controls
Do you have an old mechanical room thermostat? How can you be sure it’s giving you the accurate temperature control you need to keep your home comfortably heated and energy efficient?
Features of modern heating controls
Digital controls provide time- temperature- and cost-saving shortcuts to help you quickly and easily adjust temperatures levels for a certain number of hours or days, without interfering with the main programme settings.
Find out more, watch these short animations to find out what modern controls can do for you.
The Holiday button, the one button holiday heating solutionWatch the video
The ECO button allows you to maintain a comfortable temperature and save energyWatch the video
Day off button
At home all day? No problem, with the Day Off button every day can be a SundayWatch the video
Create the right atmosphere for the perfect partyWatch the video
Extra hour button
Extra time and extra comfort at the touch of a buttonWatch the video
Switch heating on or off without altering the programmeWatch the video
Once mode button
Choose this mode if you’re working from home for the dayWatch the video
Wireless heating controls
Designed to keep your home comfortable and your décor intact, easy-to-install wireless controls will help you to reduce household energy consumption and increase central heating efficiency.
What is Optimisation?
The time taken to heat your home varies throughout the year due to many variables. Optimisation is an energy-efficient function that increases accuracy and fires the boiler as late as possible in order to reach your chosen room temperature at the right time; optimising your comfort and energy costs.
What is Zoning?
By creating different heating zones in your home, for example upstairs/downstairs, you can effectively heat different areas as and when you use them, reducing overall energy consumption and increasing comfort.
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