What is a thermostat?

Thermostats are devices used to control, monitor, and regulate the temperature on a boiler central heating system. You can set a preferred temperature, and the thermostat will work to keep the room at the desired temperature. If your home or building starts to drop in temperature, the thermostat will kick in and turn the heating on. Once the home or building reaches the desired temperature the thermostat will switch the heating off.

Thermostats come in a range of shapes, sizes, and styles. There are three main types of home heating thermostats for boilers, smart, programmable, and manual. Home heating thermostats are either mechanical or digital, and this determines how they work.

Ensuring your thermostat is compatible with your heating system is very important. Not all thermostats are suitable for all heat sources, they can be suitable for underfloor heating only, central heating only, or in some cases both.

An underfloor heating thermostat is required for both wet and electric systems, ensuring you can control your UFH for a comfortable temperature in your home. There are two types of thermostats suitable for underfloor heating standard dial thermostats and smart thermostats.

Underfloor heating thermostats are usually wall-mounted units, that can be used to adjust your underfloor heating by simple dials, push buttons or via an app on a smartphone or Wi-Fi device. With an underfloor heating thermostat, you can set room temperatures differently throughout the day, if you opt for a smart wireless thermostat, you can even control the heating room by room.

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