Heating - the basics

Our homes need heating, to replace heat lost through the walls etc. The colder it is outside, the more heat is lost and the more we have to heat the building, to replace that heat, especially in the winter when the heat loss is at its highest level.
This basic explanation is fundamental to understanding how an outdoor weather sensor can help to heat your home in a more efficient and cost-effective way.
Weather compensation controls work by ensuring that the boiler burns the exact amount of fuel required to match the heat lost from the building.
The house will always be warm (at the desired temperature) and will never be too hot or too cold.
Weather compensation significantly improves efficiency under partial load conditions and is especially relevant for the UK climate, as for two thirds of the year the boiler will provide only a fraction of its maximum heat load, which means the boiler temperature is reduced for the majority of the year, while still maintaining a constant room temperature of 20ºC.
Only around 15% of the homes total heat energy usage is consumed during winter temperatures between -3 to -10ºC.

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