Wireless thermostats can bring a range of benefits to your home heating. Find out how in our latest blog.
Both heating and comfort are connected in one way – they are all about control. Without control, your heating and your comfort are all down to guess work.
Outdated night storage heaters rely on a prediction the night before – do you need heat the following day? Who knows! We all know how unpredictable the British weather can be, and can go from a lovely hot sunny day to a cold downpour of rain in a matter of hours.
By having to decide the night before whether or not you need heating the next day, you’re leaving yourself open to not only waste energy, but to have the heating on when you don’t need it.
By introducing a temperature controlled and programmable thermostat in to your life, all of this guess work disappears instantly. No longer do you have to worry about your comfort 24 hours in advance.
If you wake up and it’s cold, simply pop the heater on via the thermostat. If you feel as if you need a bit of extra heat, simply turn up the temperature. Staying in for longer than expected? Extend the heating program!
Control is the future of heating, and without it, your comfort levels are significantly decreased.
Choosing the right thermostat
This is all well and good, but what is the best type of thermostat, because believe us, there are many different types.
A lot of companies offer an integrated (or “built in”) thermostat. This gives you the ability to change temperatures and programs, but there is one major flaw. The temperature reading is taken directly at the heater.
Naturally, as the heater is the main source of heat for that room, taking a temperature reading directly at the heater means you’re measuring the temperature in the warmest part of the room. Nobody wants to have to sit right by the heater to feel comfortable like you do with a fireplace, so why take a temperature reading from there?
This is why a wireless thermostat is much better when it comes to comfort and accuracy. With a wireless thermostat, the room temperature is read wherever that thermostat is located. For example, if you know your living room has a cold spot, if you position the thermostat in the cold spot, that is the temperature reading the thermostat will take. This means that when your heater comes on to follow your heating program, it will not stop heating until even the coldest part of your room is warm, ensuring an even heat distribution throughout the whole area, not just directly next to the heater.
There is also the added convenience of being able to adjust your heating program and comfortable temperatures right from the sofa (or anywhere else in the room). Nobody wants to miss that crucial part of the soaps by having to get up and fiddle with a heater on the opposite side of the room to the TV. With a wireless thermostat, you can be sat on the sofa and be in full control of your heating system.
It also ensures that anyone with a physical ailment can still be comfortable. A majority of heaters with an integrated thermostat will have the thermostat positioned either on the side of the heater or right at the front. The issue with this is firstly, that thermostat will never be at eye level, and you will have to bend or crouch down to see it. Secondly, you may want to put furniture around the heater but can’t because it would obscure the screen and you’d lose the ability to control the heater.
This is yet another issue a wireless thermostat overcomes. As the controls are all in your hand, you’ll never need to look at the heater again.
All in all, a wireless thermostat gives you more control, more peace of mind, a more even temperature and even more comfort.