Warm -floor thermoregulator: what is

Perhaps the most important node of the electrical system of warm floors is the thermostat. It is on him that all responsibility for managing the heating system falls. He is able to significantly reduce electricity consumption, including heating exactly when you need.

In the market, manufacturers offer a wide variety of thermal controllers for a warm floor. Starting from the simplest and most inexpensive, ending with intellectual regulators. There are a wide variety of thermostats: indoor and street, with an air sensor or a sensor built into the floor, programmable, special for installation under drywall, electronic and mechanical.

Whatever thermal controllers for the warm floor, all of them are divided into two main types. These are programmable regulators and with manual control. Their fundamental difference is that manual, supports the unchanged specified floor temperature throughout its time of its work, and the programmable is able to distinguish not only day and night, but also weekends and weekdays, while lowering or increasing the temperature at the time you given time and day Put it.

A programmable thermal regulator, reducing the floor temperature during the absence of a person at home or during his sleep, reduces energy consumption, which saves considerable means. Almost any programmable thermostat is capable of working and as a regular one (maintain a certain floor temperature for a day).

Not programmable, it does not work all the same. Heating the floor to a given temperature, it turns off, and goes into heating mode. With a decrease in temperature by 1-3 ° C, it turns on and again heats the floor to a given temperature. This saves up to 30% of electricity.  But the programmable will save up to 50%! A great difference in the economy of electricity is significantly noticeable when heating large areas, with heating a piece of floor in 2m. sq, this difference is practically not noticeable.

All thermostats also differ in the installation method, they are produced not only with overhead ones, and built into the wall (like a switch or socket), but also designed for installation in electrical panel. The capacity of all manufactured thermostats does not exceed 3 kW. If the power of all installed heating elements in the room is greater, then the connection to the network is performed through the magnetic starter controlled by the thermostat. Or the system is divided into several parts, each of which works in tandem with a separate thermostat.