The ideal location of a room programmable thermostat for proper regulation

The good control of your heating depends on the ideal place of your thermostat

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The best programmable thermostat can regulate the differences and variations in temperature in a room or area and achieve very significant energy savings.

However, this is true only if the thermostat is not embedded in the heater, it must be reflected the location. Optimally, it would be placed above a heating device, or especially incorporated in a heater, or placed behind the heater unless the insulation of the back of radiator is necessary. And it should not be put under an aerator in a location where it receives sunlight or drafts.

The programming part, the thermostat itself can also be placed in the middle of the room. It can take several tries before finding the ideal location of the thermostat. The temperature in a room is never homogeneous; it should be considered in choosing the location of the thermostat.

The thermostat should be placed as a piece of furniture, as a remote control, it would be placed in the ideal location, attached or embedded into the wall, its height should be at a height of 80 cm from the ground to 150 cm and 20 cm with a door.

To go further in the accuracy of the thermostat, it should be placed on an outside wall cooler than the room itself, except in the case of an infrared heater that will heat the solids and thus the interior or exterior wall.

It is important and very interesting that the room thermostat is coupled with a scheduler that will delineate the hours of heating when the occupants of the house or apartment are in the room.

What an ideal location to install a room thermostat?


It is important to install a room thermostat in a suitable place in a room that you frequently use so that it controls the temperature felt and brings you comfort.

Thus, it should not be your wired thermostats are in a rarely used room or a stream of air, radiators, fireplaces and avoid exposing it to direct sunlight: the measured temperature may be warmer or colder than you feel. In short, keep it away from sources that may artificially increase or reduce the temperature near the device.

Then, the room thermostat if possible should be placed on a wall inside or near it because the exterior walls may be poorly insulated, become very cold, and may result in excessive use of heating and energy waste.

For thermostats with motion sensors, they must be in an open area, away from doors, shelves or other objects that may hinder their sensors.

Finally, install the thermostat so that its elements can communicate wirelessly (maximum overall distance of about 30 meters in open space).

How is the best programmable thermostat?


Programmable thermostats must be at least 9 Amps, Watts’s maximum for 1980 according to the following formula:

power = voltage x amperage

P = 220 Volts x 9 amps

P = 1980 Watts

In conclusion

Pending any changes on these products can make them “compatible” with any heating (e.g. Saunier Duval is a connected thermostat modulating compatible with its condensing boilers called  “Migo”), here are our recommendations for heating depending on your heating equipment:

If you are equipped with a gas boiler, fuel oil, wood and old generation (not modulating), typical example of “low temperature”, you do not plan to replace soon, the room is not fitted with a room thermostat, you can opt for this type of thermostats that will bring you the possibility to control remotely your heating, which will guide you to achieve energy savings or automatically.

If you are equipped with a new generation of boiler (e.g. Condensing boilers, boiler equipped with a modulating burner), a heat pump, it is best (if not compulsory!) to choose to own a regulation generator that contains all the intelligence to achieve maximum energy savings (regulation on outdoor temperature, optimizing operation, anticipating cycles,) or a minimum room thermostat modulating, knowing there on to some generators serial or optional extensions also allow remote control of the heating system.

Finally, if you are having electric heating (radiator), with or without a central programming, the choice of compatible connected thermostats is now very restraint.

In any case, feel free to contact us and to use our expertise to install a room thermostat.

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