floor heating thermostat

There are many ways to make our home warmer and more com­fort­able. One of them is the arrange­ment of a floor heat­ing sys­tem, also called a “warm floor”. The under­floor heat­ing sys­tem con­sists of two func­tion­al parts: a heat­ing cir­cuit and a ther­mo­stat, also called a ther­mo­stat. We will talk about the fea­tures of the lat­ter today.

Why do you need a thermostat for underfloor heating?

Under­floor heat­ing is one of those heat­ing sys­tems that should not work all the time. Agree that it would be com­plete­ly unrea­son­able to keep the heat­ing device turned on with­out a break — and a lot of ener­gy is wast­ed, and spare parts wear out quick­ly. There­fore, the main task of the ther­mo­stat in the under­floor heat­ing sys­tem is to main­tain the tem­per­a­ture at a giv­en lev­el by turn­ing the heat­ing ele­ments on and off. It doesn’t mat­ter at all what kind of warm floor is equipped in the room — water or elec­tric, in any case, you can’t do with­out a ther­mo­stat.

What are room thermostats for underfloor heating?

Reg­u­lat­ing ele­ments for under­floor heat­ing are of three types:

  1. Electro­mechan­i­cal — the sim­plest and cheap­est type of ther­mostats. The required para­me­ters are set on them by turn­ing the knob-reg­u­la­tor.
  2. Dig­i­tal or elec­tron­ic — a more mod­ern type of ther­mostats for under­floor heat­ing, the para­me­ters of which are set by press­ing but­tons (reg­u­lar or touch). Such ther­mostats are equipped with a small screen for ease of con­trol.
  3. pro­gram­mers — ther­mostats for under­floor heat­ing, which make it pos­si­ble to set a pro­gram for its oper­a­tion for a long time, includ­ing switch­ing on and off modes by the hour. In addi­tion, some pro­gram­ma­ble ther­mostats are equipped with a remote con­trol, the abil­i­ty to con­trol from a tablet or com­put­er.

How to choose a thermostat for underfloor heating?

electric floor heating thermostat

What should you pay atten­tion to when choos­ing a ther­mo­stat for your under­floor heat­ing?

First, on the num­ber of para­me­ters that they can con­trol. The more func­tions such a device has, the more reli­able and eco­nom­i­cal the oper­a­tion of the entire under­floor heat­ing sys­tem will be. But you will have to spend much more on a mul­ti­func­tion­al ther­mo­stat.

The sec­ond impor­tant para­me­ter is the user inter­face — the sim­pler it is, the eas­i­er it will be to man­age the entire sys­tem as a whole. This is very impor­tant if elder­ly peo­ple live in the house. Third­ly, you need to take into account the way the ther­mo­stat is mount­ed — it can be mount­ed on a wall or mount­ed in a shield.


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