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How the simple heating control has evolved

For many years, our reliance on adjusting the heating with a thermostat has suited us just fine. However, with new technology comes new advanced heating systems and the old thermostat we know is fast becoming a thing of the past as the wireless control starts to gain some interest.

We know only too well how this rise in the ‘‘wireless generation’’ has translated even to our heating systems. Requests from commercial businesses to upgrade their heating system to one with wireless technology is on the rise, and we see no evidence of it slowing down.

Often referred to as “intelligent controls”, many of the more sophisticated wireless controls offer a timed heating and cooling system that will keep your business at the right temperature all year round.

With the comfort of your workplace paramount, an upgraded wireless system gives you the peace of mind that your heating and cooling solutions are taken care of efficiently and can be altered from anywhere you are in the world at the touch of a button.

Let’s look at why exactly the wireless heating control has become so popular:

If you choose to go wireless you can improve the efficiency of your current heating system as well as provide more flexibility. Old heating systems tend to limit the level at which the heating efficiency can be improved but switching to wireless opens greater opportunity for adaptation and helps reduce C02 reduction through improved controls of plant equipment.

BMS compatibility is a key consideration for many and there are wireless heating controls that easily connect to Building Management Systems.

Reducing your energy bills isn’t just important for homeowners, it’s also a top priority for commercial businesses. If you need to upgrade your heating system in your business, the upheaval can be significant. Wireless heating controls removes this need.

Moving a hard-wired system can be an arduous task, so if you’re planning a change in the office layout then you would need to consider the consequences (and cost) of trying to move the system. Luckily, with wireless, you have the flexibility to easily move this around the building.

Controls which are user friendly and easy to operate can provide huge benefits to businesses to ensure their employee’s productivity levels are high and therefore the business is running to its maximum potential. It’s important to design and install a user friendly system to enable the customer to feel confident enough to fine tune the system to ensure maximum levels of thermal comfort, huge over complicated systems can often frighten businesses and often get untouched even though they’re not operating as efficiently as they should.

You can control your heating, ventilation and other building services from your mobile phone, tablet, laptop or PC anywhere in the world with just a few clicks.

Of course, there are a few additional things to consider if you’re a business looking to upgrade to wireless.

There is the obvious need for proper planning and integration to determine the suitability of a wireless system, and much of this depends on the size of your business. Also bear in mind that a wireless system does, naturally, have a bandwidth limit which a wired system does not.

Robinsons M&E have been established for over 50 years and specialise in heating, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing installations across the UK. Visit www.robinsonsmea.com today to find out more or call 01423 770094.