A correctly-functioning thermostat is essential for your Wirral home, especially in colder weather. Any sudden changes to your Wirral thermostat’s performance can be a major inconvenience and can even result in huge energy bills.
Your home’s thermostat does much more than keep your family home at a comfortable temperature. For example, thermostats can also automatically adjust your home’s temperature to ensure that your Wirral home’s pipes don’t freeze.
There are many smart thermostats available, like Google Nest and Hive that you can use to change your home’s temperature from hundreds of miles away.
So which thermostat is ideal for your Wirral home?
What are Thermostats?
Simply put, thermostats are controls used to regulate the temperature of your home’s heating system. They can be used to keep the rooms in your home or boiler at a specific temperature.
If your interior temperature drops, it will switch on the heating to warm up your home. When the temperature reaches the predetermined point, it will switch off the central heating system to prevent overheating and maintain a comfortable pre-set temperature.
There are many kinds of thermostats to choose from. Some are wireless and battery-operated, while others are connected directly to the boiler. Others are even programmable or can be controlled remotely using an app.
What are the Different Types of Thermostat?
Not all thermostats are created equal. Whether you’re building a new home or upgrading your Wirral thermostat, it’s important to choose one that’s appropriate for your property. Although thermostats come in all shapes and sizes, Wirral homeowners typically use heat timers, room thermostats, and smart thermostats.
Heat timers are ideal for Wirral homeowners who want to conserve energy and reduce their energy bills. These thermostats allow you control when your heating and hot water is turned on and off. They are available with single and twin-channel central heating programmers.
If you’re looking for more consistent room temperatures, a room thermostat would be ideal for your home. These thermostats use sensors to turn your heating system on and off, as the temperature changes throughout the day.
Smart thermostats, on the other hand, let you control your home’s temperature remotely. The most common smart thermostat systems are Google Nest and Hive. These usually work through an app on a smartphone or tablet. With a smart thermostat system, homeowners can adjust their home’s temperature from anywhere, making them ideal for the modern family.
What Are the Warning Signs That Your Thermostat In Need Of Replacement?
A broken thermostat can cause uncontrolled temperature changes, which could lead to your house becoming excessively hot or freezing cold in the middle of winter. It could also lead to a massive spike in energy bills due to continually running the boiler.
There are many signs that your thermostat is losing its ability to work correctly. The first is that it does not adjust the temperature or has no power. If the problem persists after replacing the batteries, your thermostat could be broken.
Another sign that it’s time for a new thermostat is if the boiler is continuously running and won’t turn off. This could be a sign that the thermostat is not connected correctly and needs repair or replacement.
Choose Wirral Plumbers for Your New Thermostat System
Your thermostat is often overlooked, but it plays a vital role in your family’s comfort. You should always respond quickly at the first signs of your thermostat playing up, and if you know it’s broken, don’t hesitate to call the experts.
Over the past 20 years, Wirral Plumbers have been helping residential and commercial clients keep their properties at the correct temperature by providing high-quality plumbing and central heating solutions, including thermostats.
We are approved installers of a wide selection of thermostats, including smart solutions like Google Nest and Hive, and we can offer free advice to help you select the right solution for your home or business.
Contact us today to speak to one of our professionals to learn more about upgrading your thermostat today.