Central Heating Controls

Central heating controls ensure that each heated space is heated to its ideal temperature without overheating the area, which wastes fuel and can be uncomfortable. They are also used to maintain a constant room temperature in the case of high thermal mass underfloor systems. With the use of timers, most central heating systems are entirely automated.

In a residential setting, for example, this usually means coming on before the owners get out of bed, and before they get home from work, so that the house is always warm when needed. In a commercial setting, like an office, this might mean coming on just before employees start arriving, and turning off after everyone has gone home. Controls also allow different areas of the building to be heated to different temperatures at different times, for example bedrooms are usually heated to lower temperatures than the rest of the house.

For more information on controlling the central heating system, learn about controlling central heating.