Speedheat Underfloor Heating

Using your thermostat correctly

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Setting a programmable room thermostat to a higher temperature will not make the room heat up any faster.  How quickly the room heats up depends on the design and size of the floor heating system.
 
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Similarly, reducing the temperature setting does not affect how quickly the room cools down.  Setting a programmable room thermostat to a lower temperature will result in the room being controlled at a lower temperature and saves energy.
 
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Simply set the thermostat to a temperature that you are comfortable with at the different times you have chosen, any adjustment above this temperature will waste energy and cost you more money.  The heater will use maximum power until the room reaches the specified temperature.  The thermostat will then maintain this temperature at a third of the duty cycle, saving you energy. 
 
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When a room is not occupied, we recommend that you leave the thermostat on a lower setting rather than switching it off.  In that way, the floor and the room never become too cold.  Your heating system will use less electricity when you next need it to reach comfort temperature and the room will heat up faster.
 
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Programmable room thermostats need a free flow of air to sense the temperature, so they must not be covered by curtains or blocked by furniture.  Nearby electric fires, televisions, wall or table lamps may also prevent the thermostat from working properly.
 
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Keeping heat loss to a minimum with insulation will make the heating system more efficient and consume even less electricity.