Central Heating With a Thermostat. How to Better Use Your System

central heating with a thermostat

The temperatures we’ve been having lately made us turn on our heating system early this year. Another few months with high heating bills await. In order to reduce them and maintain a certain degree of comfort at the same time, we can add a thermostat to our system. Here’s what you should know about central heating with a thermostat.

A thermostat is a temperature regulator that commands your heating system turning on and off. It senses the temperature in the room and when it reaches the value you set, it stops the heating, and when the temperature drops, heating restarts.

Central heating with a thermostat. Economy

This way, your system won’t keep providing heat and consuming fuel once the rooms in the house have been sufficiently heated up. You should know that for every extra degree of temperature in the house, the fuel consumption goes up 6 – 7%. So, if instead of 21 degrees Celsius, we have 23 degrees, our bill will go up by up to 15%.

Besides lowering consumption, using a thermostat also avoids turning the heating system on and off all the time, which means a longer life for your equipment.

Central heating with a thermostat. How does it work?

It’s recommended that you set the thermostat at 20 – 21 degrees during the day, when you are at home, and 18 – 19 degrees during the night.

A more evolved equipment even allows you to set different temperatures for different times of the day. You can have a low temperature and not even have the system running for a 4 – 8 hour period, when nobody’s at home, then you can have another temperature during the evening and another during the night. Most thermostats also allow setting the temperature for each day of the week, so you won’t have the system running on Monday morning, but you won’t be freezing on Sunday morning either.

The thermostat will be set up in a “control-room” where the desired temperature has to be reached in order to be happy with the temperatures in all the other rooms of the house. Place it 1.5 meters high, on a wall where it will not be influenced by the radiator or draft.

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