Understanding different Worcester Bosch boiler controls

Choosing the right boiler for your home is essential. You need to choose a boiler that is the right size, the right type and is installed correctly in the right position. But to get the most out of any boiler, you also need to understand the boiler controls. These will determine a range of factors including the temperature of the hot water and heating, and the timing of the heating system. But what are the different Worcester Bosch boiler controls? And what do you need to know about these?

Understanding different Worcester Bosch boiler controls

For Worcester Bosch boilers, there are a number of different controls to consider. These include:

  • The boiler programmer- This is usually found on the front of the boiler, and is a system that allows you to set your heating and sometimes hot water, to switch on and off, at different times and on different days of the week. This doesn’t allow the temperature of the heating to adjust to the temperature of the room, or to changes to your schedule.
  • A room thermostat– A room thermostat is used to monitor and measure the air temperature of the room. Then you can adjust the thermostat to set the heating to a comfortable level, depending on your own requirements. Then, if the room temperature falls lower than the set thermostat level, the thermostat will communicate with the boiler, activating the heating. Once the room temperature increases above this level, the heating will be then turned off.

From April 2018, all of the new boilers that are installed in England must have a both a thermostat and timer fitted to meet building control requirements.

For more information or advice, get in touch with Worcester Bosch experts today, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing. We can install, repair and service any Worcester Bosch boiler.