- 27 Jan 2008
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- Llanfair Caereinion, Nr Welshpool
I do some time wonder is there any point in turning off rooms not in use at that time. Once the lock shield is set, yes the wax TRV heads work, mothers house the electronic were replaced with wax before leaving and they worked just as well as the electronic except of course always set to the same temperature.There should be no need for over the top fancy TRV heads.
I have a sequence, where first kitchen, then dinning room, then living room, and finally bedrooms. This speeds up the reheat, and means only heat rooms when they are used, and at £15 for a programmable head and £9 for a Drayton RT212 head, for £6 extra you have a programmable head.
As to wireless linked then the price does jump, but most homes are affected by sun and wind, and often the room with wall thermostat is not a reflection of whole home, when sun and wind means the coldest room is not always the same room, the use of wireless TRV's allows more than one room to be monitored.
My old house would work great with a single wall thermostat, however there are other draw backs with an open plan house, mother bay window was a large problem with her living room, causing over heating, and this house 6 of the rooms are rarely used, so only switching on when in use saves a lot of oil. You have to remember homes are not all the same, neither are our live styles.