Have questions about thermostats? Dive into Padly's comprehensive FAQs on thermostats to understand their operation, installation, compatibility, and more.

What is a thermostat?

A thermostat is a device used to regulate and maintain the temperature of a heating system within a desired range. It typically consists of a sensor to measure the temperature and controls to adjust the heating output of the system accordingly.

Do I need a thermostat?

Yes, a thermostat is essential for maintaining a comfortable and consistent temperature in your home. It helps regulate energy usage and can save you money on utility bills by preventing unnecessary heating.

Do you install thermostats?

Yes, we install thermostats as part of our boiler installation service. We provide a standard thermostat with the boiler installation and ensure compatibility with your chosen boiler. Additionally, we offer optional upgrades to a Nest or Hive Mini Smart Thermostat for those looking to enhance their heating system.

What's the ideal thermostat temperature?

The ideal thermostat temperature can vary depending on individual preferences and the time of year. However, for reference, the UK standard recommended temperatures are 20-22°C for a living room and 16-19°C for bedrooms. It's important to find a temperature that is comfortable for you while also being energy-efficient.

Why is my thermostat not working?

There could be several reasons why your thermostat is not working properly, including dead batteries, a faulty sensor, or issues with the heating system itself. It's best to check the batteries first and ensure the thermostat is set correctly. If problems persist, it may require professional inspection and repair.

Do I need a smart thermostat?

While not essential, smart thermostats offer added convenience and energy-saving features. They allow you to control your heating system remotely via a smartphone app, set schedules, and some models even learn your heating preferences over time to optimise energy usage. At Padly, we offer reputable options such as the Nest and Hive Mini Smart Thermostats, providing you with advanced control over your heating system and potential energy savings.

Is my Smart thermostat compatible with my phone?

Most smart thermostats are compatible with both iOS and Android devices, allowing you to control your heating system from anywhere with an internet connection. Before purchasing, it's advisable to check the compatibility of the specific model with your smartphone.

Will you reconnect my existing thermostat?

Yes, if you wish to keep your existing thermostat, our engineers can reconnect it with your new boiler for an additional £5. This option can be selected as an add-on during the checkout process, ensuring seamless integration with your upgraded heating system.

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