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    • movilogo
    • By movilogo 8th Jan 18, 12:20 PM
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    What thermostat for boiler?
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    • 8th Jan 18, 12:20 PM
    What thermostat for boiler? 8th Jan 18 at 12:20 PM
    My combi boiler has built in programmable timer. However, because it is old, the LCD screen is no longer working. Boiler is working fine.

    As a result, I cannot modify heating program anymore!

    What I want, is to transfer the programming mechanism from boiler to thermostat.

    I understand I can fit smart thermostats (like Nest etc.) but I don't really need a smart thermostat. I can live with a standard thermostat as long as I can program it touching it physically.

    What are the options? Internet search brings smart thermostats only.
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 8th Jan 18, 1:16 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 1:16 PM
    Having just had smart meters installed, I really think that smart thermostats are the way to go. Living in a builder!!!8217;s house, we didn!!!8217;t have a thermostat at all for about three years, it sat in a box. I hust switched it on and off - utterly ridiculous as we!!!8217;d always come home to a cold house or a boiling one when we!!!8217;d forgotten to switch it off.

    We have a touch screen programmable thermostat now but I know that we would save even more if we had a Nest.

    I was merry on NYE and turned the boiler on to constant because I couldn!!!8217;t be bothered to look for the thermostat. The spike on the smart meter reading just over a few of hours shows what a difference just having a thermostat makes

    The thermostat learning, but also just me being able to switch it on and off from anywhere, I am absolutely sure will save more money again. Just thinking about Sunday evening when we went out - our existing thermostat would have simply kept the house warm as if we were in as normal.

    I think a pound here and there can add up relatively quickly and the payback time on the smart thermostat well within its own lifetime.
    Last edited by Doozergirl; 08-01-2018 at 1:19 PM.
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    • premkit
    • By premkit 8th Jan 18, 1:33 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 1:33 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 1:33 PM
    Get a Hive or Nest installed, very easy to use on your phone or the controller.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 8th Jan 18, 1:38 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 1:38 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 1:38 PM
    Loads of programmable thermostats, and a choice of wired or wireless.

    https://www.screwfix.com/c/heating-plumbing/wired-thermostats/cat4600002
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    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 9th Jan 18, 10:49 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 10:49 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 10:49 PM
    As Owain said you want a programmable room stat
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    • starving artist
    • By starving artist 10th Jan 18, 1:45 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 1:45 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 1:45 PM
    I got this one which is apparently a rebadged honeywell but half the price. I found a lot of thermostats baffling to use but this one could not be simpler and works like a dream.
    • benjus
    • By benjus 10th Jan 18, 2:43 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 2:43 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 2:43 PM
    I had this one for several years. It's cheap and no-frills (no touchscreens and suchlike, you have to program it using buttons) but it did the job perfectly. I decided to switch to a Nest in the end, but the thermostat was still working fine.

    (that one will need to be connected with wires to the boiler/wiring loom - there's also a wireless version - model TRT037 - but of course it costs more)
    Last edited by benjus; 10-01-2018 at 2:45 PM.
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