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House hold heating? Answered

Like most UK houses my thermostat is in the coldest part of the house - The entrance hall.

Although I have recently fitted thermostatic valves fitted to all radiators I can't help but feel the heating would be more effective if I simply controlled the temperature in the room we spend most time in during the evening- The lounge. I guess this would mean the rest of the house would be cooler than at present but that isn't really a problems for us.

Is there any reason, anyone knows, not to do this?

Has anyone gone down the smart thermostat route?

https://nest.com/uk/thermostat/life-with-nest-thermostat/


New high efficiency condensing boiler
Thermostatic radiator valves through the house
High level of insulation to walls and roof.
Double glazing all round in PVC frames.

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mpilchfamily

Best Answer 4 years ago

Don't the valves on each individual radiator give you that control already? Maybe you want a more convenient way to adjust those valves?

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rickharrismpilchfamily

Answer 4 years ago

As yet I don't actually know - They were only fitted recently and the weather has been warm so the heating hasn't been on at all. Perhaps Ill see how it goes.

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mh76dk

4 years ago

You may not be as paranoid as others, but since you mention nest by name i have to point out that it was all over the internet about hacking them a while ago:

http://venturebeat.com/2014/08/10/hello-dave-i-con...

So be very careful if you opt for an internet/network device for this.