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Wireless Thermostat Recommendations

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Bagsy, 18 Oct 2021.

  1. Bagsy

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    The wired thermostat for my heating is in the hall and I want to move it to the Lounge To continue using the current thermostat I shall have to do a fair amount of channelling/drilling of walls to accommodate the wire so I'm thinking wireless.
    Now I don't want anything like a Hive or DT92E I just want a thermostat that will switch heating on/off via a receiver, no TPI or fuzzy logic just a thermostat that works like my current device. So does anyone know of or can they recommend such a product.
     
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    Most I think are tpi, but should still work the same as your current thermostat. Plenty of non fancy pants thermostats available.
     
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    Why don't you want TPI? It's there to save you money and make your home more comfortable
     
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    What’s tpi? :cautious:
     
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    Time Proportional Integral. It's a halfway house between very basic on/off and load compensating controls which use OpenTherm or some sort of bus system. TPI controls usually incorporate means of adjusting switching differentials, cycle rates and the like to configure them to the system they're fitted to. They'll also often measure rate of temperature change and turn the heating off suitably early to prevent overshoot.

    For example, a basic on/off control set to 21 will turn the boiler off at 21, but the remaining energy in the system means that the room will overshoot that by some margin. A TPI control might turn the boiler off at a room temp of 20, anticipating that the remaining heat in the system will make up the extra degree to achieve the desired room temperature without the boiler continuing to fire. This leads to both increased comfort and reduced energy bills.
     
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