Weather Compensation

I got a letter today informing me that my gas and electric charges are going up yet again. Of course I can shop around and maybe save a couple of quid for a few months but that is not a good enough solution is it?

Personally I don’t buy into the global warming carbon footprint propaganda; to me it’s all about saving money. Why waste natural gas when it is after all a limited resource? If we save gas we save money.

In 2005 it was made compulsory for new boilers being fitted to be a band A or band B condensing boiler. From October 1st 2010 only band A boilers are now permitted.

If you have thermostatic radiator valves, a time clock and a room thermostat then your condensing boiler meets current building regulations.

Weather compensation is not really a new technology it’s just little used because the building regulations don’t yet make it compulsory. Your central heating system should have been designed to meet your requirements on the coldest days of the winter, however fortunately we don’t suffer those extreme days too often. So why have your boiler working flat out when 80% will do?

The lower the flow temperature on a condensing boiler the more efficient it will operate, saving gas and of course money. A weather compensator works by taking the outside temperature by way of a probe outside and then adjusts the boiler flow temperature only to what is necessary. So it is a built in money saving devise.

If you have a modern condensing boiler then it is more than likely capable of operating with weather compensation. I recently installed one at my house and so far I’m very impressed.

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