A room thermostat is used to measure and regulate the temperature in living and office spaces. It is a device that controls the temperature of the room according to the user’s settings – at the right moment it starts or turns off the boiler. Thanks to room thermostats, we avoid overheating interiors and wasting money due to excessive consumption of energy (nowadays increasingly expensive, regardless of its type).
Why burn more than necessary, risking costs and bad health? It is much better to control the consumption of heating energy in zones. That is why we use room temperature thermostats in each room. There are many such products on the market, but the large selection can be a trap. Some devices only allow you to maintain a constant set temperature, others offer extensive operating schedules. Before buying, it is worth doing some research to choose a really good room thermostat.
The thermostat communicates by wire or wireless with our heating appliance or cooperates with it indirectly, for example, by a control box (underfloor heating). In this way it controls the moment of switching on and off the heat source, the length of its operation, the temperature reached and maintained. So the principle is simple, but the effects are priceless.
First of all, precise and easy to use. Modern temperature thermostats owe their effectiveness to control algorithms that keep an eye on the rhythm of heating operation with mathematical precision. On the other hand, even the best functions won’t be effective, if access to them is difficult, or if using them is complicated and inconvenient. Therefore, it is important that the menu is clear to the user, and the programming of the work cycle depends on lifestyle and individual expectations. Let’s adapt the model of thermostats to the needs of each users. Only then will we be able to say with confidence that we have chosen a good room thermostat.
A big advantage is also the versatility of the thermostats, that is, the ability to control the heating, but also the cooling system. It is important to keep this in mind when choosing, since in recent years the holiday season has been very hot. Many of us decide to buy air conditioners or fan coils, which are also worth controlling.
It is good to pay attention to the display’s visibility and brightness, the possibility of backlighting, as well as the smooth operation of the buttons. Operational conveniences such as key and menu locking, and minimum and maximum set temperature settings are also helpful.
In finished interiors, we have limited options for wiring. Therefore, it is good if there is a choice of power supply options (230V or batteries) within a single thermostat model. Similarly, in the case of wired (230V) and wireless (transmitter, receiver) thermostats. Then we can better match the control system to any conditions.
New technologies are developing fast. For many of us, it is standard to operate the heating system through a mobile application with a wide range of applications (such as the appreciated TUYA Smart). Such a solution allows you to control heating (and more) from anywhere. For a large group of people, a good room thermostat should have this function.
It may be considered a secondary issue, but at the time of purchase everyone pays attention to the aesthetic aspect. A good room thermostat should harmonize with the interior design, which is why a subtle, even minimalist design and a classic color scheme are so important.
Finally, we can not forget about warranty and post-warranty care. If the technology manufacturer is confident in the quality of the products offered, it will always take care of a sufficiently long warranty period at no extra charge. It will also provide technical advice throughout the life of the equipment. ENGO Controls offers all this.
Let’s summarize what to pay attention to when choosing the ideal heating control device for you:
Remember that in order to choose a really good temperature thermostat, you need to be careful and know the needs of your building. You should trust manufacturers who are confident enough in the quality of their equipment to offer the customer a long warranty period and free technical advice.