With a hydronic heating system, there are a number of optional controls that can be included within the system design to increase the efficiency and controllability of the system meaning that you will be combing comfort with running cost savings.
This is one of the most common controls added to a hydronic heating system and one of the simplest ways to make savings on running costs as you are only heating the rooms you want to heat and to the individual requirement of that room reducing wasted heat; it is recommended that TRV’s are included in all rooms apart from where there is a room thermostat/controller.
A Thermostatic Radiator Valve is a self-regulating valve fitted to the radiator to allow individual control of the heat output of that radiator – especially useful fitted on radiators in rooms that are not always in use such as a spare room; when not in use the radiator can be turned down or off so very little or no heat is emitted and then turned up to the required output once the room is in use.
The TRV’s supplied by H2O Heating are of a classic and unobtrusive design making them suitable for all home interiors, usually supplied in a classic white there are options for a chrome valve for an alternative look.
Hand Wheel Valve – this is a standard valve fitted on all radiators unless a TRV is being fitted, this valve allows the radiator to be turned on or off but does not allow temperature adjustment. Usually supplied with a white wheel a chrome is also available (at an additional charge).
The other valve fitted along with either a Hand wheel or TRV is called the lockshield and comes with either a white or cap or in an all chrome finish (at an additional cost).
Dual Fuel Element – a dual fuel element can be installed as an optional extra with a hydronic heating towel rail; this allows for the towel rail to still be used electrically when the heating system is turned off. A great feature to allow the drying and airing of towels when the weather is warm and there is no demand on the heating system.
There are a number of programmable thermostats available they are designed to provide time and temperature control of the heating system with different programmable settings available for every day of the week; often requirements on weekdays are different to weekends and being able to pre-program different heating needs for different days offers the end user complete control and comfort and ensures the system operates as efficiently as possible.
Honeywell, the UK's leading supplier of domestic heating controls, have based their CM907 controller on their proven programming technology to provide comfortable temperatures when you are home and energy savings when away. With a large backlit LCD display, the controller is easy on the eye as well as easy to operate and monitor.
The Siemens Rev 17 controller is a room temperature controller designed with the end user in mind with its easy to read display and large numbers.
The Immergas CAR V2, compatible with all Immergas boilers, is a modulating remote control designed to guarantee ideal temperature conditions at any time of the day and night for each individual day of the week. Connected to the boiler by 2 cables through which the controller sends and receives the adjustment control commands and receives the power supply.
With the increased desire from users to operate home systems remotely ensuring optimum comfort is received by the owner upon first stepping foot into their home Salus controls have designed a controller allowing the heating and hot water temperature to be controlled from anywhere via your smartphone of laptop.
The Rehau NEA room controller along with the zone distribution board and manifold actuator offer the user easy control of the temperature and operation of the underfloor heating system. The Rehau Nea controller with its slight silhouette and simple design will integrate seamlessly into any room interior – premiered at ISH 2013 it won the coveted red dot award for design