Efficient heating controls are a vital part of a heating system. Proper use of controls will reduce the energy consumption of the unit, while creating a comfortable temperature in every room of the house, avoiding overheating the rooms. A thermostat controls the work of the boiler, depending on the temperature in the room.
Up to 20% of the energy consumed can be saved by using this kind of automation. But the prices of energy carriers are high enough and every person desire to reduce his expenses.
We consider the situation when the boiler is calculated correctly, the necessary insulation of the premises is done, and the heating system is functioning normally.
How Does A Thermostat Work?
Essentially, the thermostat is a temperature sensor that gives a signal to the system. Thanks to it, it produces heat energy to the desired temperature. This part of complex gas equipment is used to maintain the temperature in the building at a certain level and turns on and off the boiler when the desired temperature is reached.
Thermostats are of the following types: electronic and mechanical. Mechanical types allow setting their work with the help of a knob. The electronic version of the thermostat is triggered by electronics, and sometimes has remote control.
Such thermostats are very convenient and help to save a lot of money on heating. Thanks to this part of the gas boiler, when the temperature in the room increases, the system reduces the frequency of switching on, which greatly saves gas consumption.
Cause of a malfunctioning thermostat can be mechanical damage or dirt and grease getting into this part of the gas equipment. In such cases, the repair consists of a complete replacement of the thermostat. Its replacement can be done with the help of specialists engaged in such work.
A specialist will make an accurate diagnosis of the equipment and check the work of the boiler on the spot. It is also possible to replace it with your own hands. But this requires special knowledge of the principles of operation of gas equipment. If the thermostat will be installed incorrectly, it will not solve the problem. It can be set incorrectly, which will not allow the entire system to work in the right mode. Therefore, when such a breakdown, turning to the experts is quite justified.
In addition to the water heater, it is recommended to complete the heating system also with various useful automatics with sensors. One such device is a room thermostat for a gas boiler, which greatly simplifies the management of equipment for heating the coolant. This thermostat helps to significantly reduce fuel costs and provides the most comfortable temperature for people in the house.
Why do You Need A Thermostat?
Without a room thermostat, a conventional gas boiler turns on and off by monitoring the temperature in the water heating pipes. When initially turned on, it heats the heating medium to the set parameters and then extinguishes the flare in the furnace. Then, as the water cools, it restarts and begins the cycle of heating to the desired values again.
However, it is not only the radiators that influence the air temperature in the room. With equally heated radiators on a sunny day, it is somewhat higher in the room, and at cold night on the contrary is slightly lower. Heat from the sun and heat loss through the windows with the walls does not disappear.
As a result, the burner of the gas boiler is constantly on and off, and we cannot talk about temperature comfort in the rooms – now it is cold and now it is hot. You have to regularly open / close the taps on the radiators. However, not every heating scheme of a private house provides this, which makes it necessary to manually adjust the work of the boiler. And this is inconvenient and requires constant walking to the water heater.
For the furnace to operate, the thermostat must be powered, as it is responsible for sending signals to the heating system. Some thermostats use batteries, while others are connected to the home’s electrical system. Check the thermostat to determine if a power problem is causing your heating problems, and then try the following troubleshooting steps.
Check the thermostat display: if it’s on but the display is blank, you probably have a power problem or replace the batteries in your thermostat if it is battery operated. If you have a hardwired thermostat, check the house circuit breaker. Check that the circuit breaker that controls power to the thermostat is not faulty; reset it if necessary.
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