Do You Want To Know HowTo Use A Room Thermostat?
Have you had a heating engineer install a room thermostat at your property but you weren’t shown how to use it properly?
If the answer to the above is yes, then you are at the right place reading this guide. There are so many various room thermostats on the market in the UK and they don’t all work the same. So let’s dive in and find out how to use a room thermostat correctly.
In this guide we will be showing you how:
A room thermostat works
How to set up a room thermostat
How much does a room thermostat cost
Why the room thermostat is not working
How Does A Room Thermostat Work?
- Early morning temperature is set to come on before you wake up to give the heating a chance to reach temperature
- Set it to go on around 6am and to go off around 8am just before you head out for work. Set it to around 20c.
- Set it to drop to 17c or so throughout the day when you are at work. The temperature will not drop below this value!
- Before you get home, set it to come back on again around 4pm. Depending on circumstances ie how cold you get, keep it on until just before you go to bed. Alternatively, you can have it on for an hour or so after you get home then drop the temperature back down to 17c.
These times are not setting stone, they are just an example of the options you have depending on how cold you get. Some people don’t like it too hot in the house so you could set it to come on to 18c and go off at 16c at various times throughout the day.
The most important factor is NOT to allow the temperature in your home to drop too low as it will take much longer to heat up, which will cost more in gas.
How Much Does A Room Thermostat Cost?
Obviously this will differ depending on which make and model you choose to purchase. However, here is a rough estimate how much you should pay for a new thermostat.
Dial Thermostat: Anywhere from around £15 to £50
Non Programmable Digital Thermostat: Anywhere from £30 to £70
Programmable Thermostat: Around £40 to £80
To have a single room thermostat installed by a heating engineer would vary from around £140 to £180. This would include the thermostat that was to be installed. Should you require multiple thermostats the price would obviously increase substancially. If you need a quote for a new room thermostat, click here.
Why Is My Room Thermostat Not Working?
There are a few reasons why this would happen but here are some of the most common problems that you may encounter with your thermostat:
Simple, a dead battery means a dead thermostat. Wireless thermostats are battery operated, so it might be worth keeping a spare pack of batteries in a drawer somewhere. Batteries generally last anywhere from 12 to 18 months. You normally get a low battery warning light come on so check that first.
It might well be that there is a wiring issue. If the screen has gone blank you will need to contact a local heating engineer.
Incorrcct Termperature Reading:
This inconvenience can be caused by a few things, but most likely it could be the temperature sensor within the thermostat is faulty and may need to be replaced.
All thermostats are different and have their own unique way of working but sometimes a quick reset can do the trick. If you have a standard thermostat, it may be as easy as finding the reset button and pressing it.
Another way of sometimes solving the problem is by simply turning the thermostat off for a minute then back on again.
We hope that you got some valuable information from this blog and should you wish to have a new room thermostat installed by us, please contact us. Feel free to share this with your friends on social media if you think itg might help.