Boiler & Heating Controls upgrade
The Four Components to a Heating Control Upgrade
- Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs)
- Room Thermostat
- Time Clock
- Zoned Heating
Who are we?
Natural Green Energy are registered and trusted contractors of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, installing thousands of boilers throughout Galway for over 17 Years. Our dedicated team of Full time in-house plumbers enables us to provide a service like none other, guaranteeing a fully staffed office and showroom for clients to peruse and cater to any questions, scheduling, information required. NGE Strive to complete every job to perfection and pride ourselves on our reputation with our loyal clients and dedicated staff.
Grants Available and how do I apply?
There is currently 1 Grant remaining for Homeowners to redeem which is the SEAI "Heating control Upgrade" which entitles the customer to up to €700.00 to switch to a new high efficiency Gas or Oil Boiler.
Go to WWW.SEAI.IE and search the Home heating upgrades. Fill out the relevant form with your MPRN Number (located at the top of your electric bill)
Fill out the form and you should receive email confirmation shortly after outlining if you are eligible or not but first find out if If your house was built Pre December 31st 2005. This can be obtained by checking the date your meter was activated.
Depending on your electricity provider there may also be a credit system in place which you dont know about! Always consult your provider on their rates and if there are any credits available to reduce your heating costs.
Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs)
TRVs sense the air temperature around them and regulate the flow of water through the radiator to which they are fitted. They do not control the boiler. They are set at a level that gives the room temperature desired. These settings may have to be different in each room, and the TRVs are set to suit each room and then left to do their job. By providing this level of control energy is not being wasted, the user reduces heating costs and carbon emissions are also reduced as a result. In order for the TRVs to function correctly they need a free flow of air to sense the temperature, so they must not be covered by curtains or blocked by furniture. Where the airflow is restricted an alternative is to fit Myson remote sensing thermostatic heads to maintain the best possible efficiency. TRVs do not turn the boiler off when the whole house is warm. To do that a room thermostat is required
Room thermostats provide temperature control, by sensing the air temperature and switching the heating when the air temperature falls below the thermostat setting. From simple dial operated controls to touch screen controllers in wired and wireless formats to suit application, there are a host of models available.
By installing a 7 day 2/3 zone time clock allows you to take control over preset heating. With different settings for weekends or holidays, time-locks ensure that the heating is always running efficiently.
Splitting your hot water heating and your room heating allows you to heat your hot water through your boiler. This allows you to have hot water without heating your radiators. Splitting your system again into different elements; upstairs and downstairs for instance, allows you to heat different areas of the house individually. By breaking your system into different elements you only use your system where and when it is needed. This is a very cost effective way to heat your home and water.