What is the optimum temperature on Smart thermostat??

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Found 2nd Dec 2016
We had Hive Thermostat installed in the summer... I have set it up to be 13 degrees Celsius when no one is home and it is set at 18 deg for the period we are at home.

Is this economical? some suggest setting the lower temperature to 16 degrees when not at home that way it takes less time to heat up later in the day.

What does everyone else set theirs at on their Hive, nest, tado or any other smart thermostat?

cant seem to find much answers online I know it is personal preference.

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18 here 24/7

set at 18 for lowest n 21 for highest

I have the long answer but you are better off having it off (Titter) until you need it. No point in trying to keep an empty house warm. It will cost you more keeping it warm all day.

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Edited by: "getmeone" 2nd Dec 2016

getmeone

I have the long answer but you are better off having it off (Titter) … I have the long answer but you are better off having it off (Titter) until you need it. No point in trying to keep an empty house warm. It will cost you more keeping it warm all day.https://www.uswitch.com/energy-saving/guides/heating-on-all-the-time/



Most boiler manufacturers state system should be set no lower than 10 or 12 degrees so that the heating comes on anytime of day if temperatures drop to stop parts inside freezing and to keep pipes clear of build up. Having your heating off until needed is not advisable.

18C all the time, and use 1hr boost (21C) if feeling chilly.

How well insulated your house is has a large effect.
A well insulated house can maintain a set temperature easily with minimum firing of boiler.
If house has single glazing and poor insulation it would be uneconomical to try maintain a set temperatue as boiler would be firing too often to overcome losses.

The only way to know whats economical in your house is trial and error. If you have a smart meter its easy as you can view your gas usage per day and compare for different settings.
If you dont have smart meter wait for a cold spell over few days and take a gas meter reading. Set your stat and run for 24hrs and take note of gas used.
Try something different the next day and you can compare the difference.
Weather needs to be same both days for an accurate comparison.

Original Poster

ah wow thanks for all the answers guys, I think I need to play around with the temperature.

ThePasty

Most boiler manufacturers state system should be set no lower than 10 or … Most boiler manufacturers state system should be set no lower than 10 or 12 degrees so that the heating comes on anytime of day if temperatures drop to stop parts inside freezing and to keep pipes clear of build up. Having your heating off until needed is not advisable.


Oh dear. Do you fire your boiler up in the Summer to move the sludge around? As for the Boiler temps, most frost protection is set to 5C - 10C. Cheaper to install a frost stat and pipe stat. More economical that way.

bout 22

I don't really get the Point of these next and hive things if u are going to set them for when ur not there for when u are and stuff surely u can do that with a normal thermostat. but depends on how hot u like ur house when ur there when ur not there it doesn't matter as long it's warm enough for u wen u get in. I thought u would use this say to say turn it on 15/20 mins before getting home to a warm house

Hubby works from home so it is set to a constant 15/16 during the day and off at night until it snows then just on 12. I find once the radiators turn off they still give out heat so it gets too hot otherwise.
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