Are you ready to take control of your domestic heating – and your bills – in 2021?
Upgrading your heating controls is your first step.
What are the benefits of heating controls in the home?
Heating controls are the bridge between you and your central heating and hot water. They let you make your home as comfortable, efficient and flexible as you want, by putting you in complete control of how your heating operates.
Unfortunately, not all heating controls are created equal. Some homes still have old controls that are based purely on a timer, which can mean your heating is coming on when it’s already warm and turning off when it’s cold, and that means inefficiency and discomfort for everyone.
Basic thermostats do the job, but even they’re not as efficient and functional as a modern device.
Let’s have a look at why you should consider upgrading your heating controls.
Reasons for considering a heating controls upgrade
1. You’ll save money
Modern heating controls are simply more efficient and accurate than older ones.
By giving you complete control of when and how your heating comes on and turns off, you’re never burning gas or oil unnecessarily.
It’s estimated that switching up your control to a modern device can save as much as 20% off your heating bills, so it’s easy to see how it can pay for itself before long.
2. Help the environment
Reducing gas and oil consumption doesn’t just help your bank account – you can even do your bit for the environment, too.
That 20% reduction in expenses also translates into 20% less emissions of carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases that are leading to a warming planet.
You’ll also limit your emissions of nitrogen oxides, which can have health benefits for you and your community. All in all, a more efficient heating control has no drawbacks.
3. Multi-zone heating available
Did you know that modern heating controls can separate your home into zones that are independently controllable?
Most people use this feature to separate their upstairs and downstairs heating.
Without lifting a finger, you can have your upstairs radiators off all day and come on for a few hours before bedtime to keep you toasty warm as you sleep.
And in the same way, you can have downstairs warming up independently an hour before your alarm wakes you up. It’s yet another layer of efficiency and comfort for you and your family.
4. Control radiators and hot water separately
Another way a new heating controller adds flexibility and efficiency is in the way it heats your water.
With a modern system you’ll be able to heat just your water or just your radiators, or both. That’s particularly useful in summer when you still need hot water but you might not want your radiators on for months.
Simply program your control in seconds and you’ll only be heating water for the things you’re actually using.
5. Control it from your phone
Flexibility doesn’t end at your front door with a modern heating control. You can control your heating from your phone, tablet or PC with many systems.
That’s especially useful if you work or entertain yourself at irregular hours – you can turn your heating on on the train home if you like, and you can turn it off if you’re going to be out longer than expected.
Of course, it also means you can turn the heating on or off from the comfort of your armchair, too.
Bonus reason: you might qualify for a grant
It gets even better for Irish residents. If your home was built and occupied before 2006, or if it was built to the 2003 Building Regulations, you can apply for a heating control grant through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), which could be worth €700. Check out their website for details.
Installation from the experts
If you think that a new heating control is what your home needs, talk to the experts to get it installed with minimum fuss. Have a look at what we offer – we can even help you with your grant application, too.
Already convinced? Get in touch with us and we can put the wheels in motion for a new life of comfort and efficiency.
Published: 11 January 2021