Every central heating system needs controllers to keep things ticking over. And there is a broad range of controls available on the market, that all give a variety of options to allow you to manage temperature, set up timing, and track your energy consumption. In this guide, we’re going to explain each of the different types of boiler controls and outline what they actually do. Read on to find out more!
Explaining the boiler thermostat
Let’s start at the source of all your home’s heat – the boiler. The thermostat on your boiler is like a master control for keeping all the water that flows through your system at the correct temperature. The heating of everything, from the radiators through to your tap water, is controlled from here, and the temperature can be changed as and when you see fit.
As a rough guide, most households use ‘low’ or ‘min’ settings during the warm, summer months. It gives you warm water, is highly efficient, and means you won’t scald yourself on boiling pipes. In winter, however, most households use the ‘high’ or ‘max’ settings. The higher temperature means that you can heat your home faster when it’s cold, and also enjoy warmer showers and baths – but watch out for scalding!