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Correctly specified and installed heating controls not only keep a home cosy and warm, but can save householders hundreds of pounds per year through reduced fuel use whilst minimising environmental impact by reducing harmful CO2 emissions.

There are many different types of heating control device. Room thermostats sense the temperature within a room and switch electrical signal to the heating system to ‘call for heat’ or turn off the heat generating device once the optimum room temperature is reached. Thermostatic radiator valves (TRV’s) regulate the flow of hot water into a radiator by sensing the room temperature. Cylinder thermostats sense the temperature of hot water within the cylinder and like room thermostats, control the generation of heat from the boiler, into the cylinder. Time clocks or programmers are used to control the time that heating and/or hot water circuits are switched on and off, and are typically used to prevent the heating/hot water from being on when no-one is at home.

In recent years, the domestic heating controls market has seen a large influx of wireless heating controls, allowing for installation without the need to run electrical cabling throughout a house. These wireless devices operate via radio frequencies and are often called RF thermostats. The industry has also seen the release of many heating controls which can be programmed and regulated remotely, typically via a mobile device, and although this is a technology which has been utilised in commercial heating installations and BMS control systems for many years, it has now cascaded to the domestic heating sector.

Over the years PHC have amassed a wealth of experience supplying heating controls for new and replacement installations, and we supply all leading manufacturer’s products at competitive prices to trade plumbing and heating contractors and merchants.

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