Heating Controls - Your Carbon Footprint

Installing intelligent heating controls is one of many things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

Are you thinking about how you can reduce your direct and indirect energy use? Perhaps you’ve already calculated your carbon footprint and want to know how to improve the impact you have on the planet’s resources. Like charity, the best place is to start at home – by looking at how installing smart heating controls can help you to reduce your energy bills.

Start with Heating Controls

Whilst it can take a while to change the source of energy used for you home, it takes no time at all to install heating controls that make your energy use more efficient, which in turn will help you to reduce your carbon footprint. Your personal footprint will be made up of two areas. The Primary Footprint comes from all the things you do that directly affect CO2 emissions, such as the cars you drive, the public transport you use, the energy you use in your home and whether you fly for business or holidays. Your Secondary Footprint comes from all the services you use and things you buy that contribute to CO2 emissions, which is where things like food miles, public services, clothes and the products in your home count. Buying more carefully can help you to reduce the impact you have on climate change, as can changing the way you use the energy to heat your home – which is where installing new heating controls can help:

  • Accuracy – many standard heating controls don’t give you the accuracy of temperature that you need – in fact, your home may heat up to over 2 degrees over the temperature you’ve set before the heating switches off. Using controls with greater accuracy will help you to use less energy when your system is on, ensuring that your heating only ever reaches the set temperature.


  • Timing – smart heating controls using timing in two specific ways to help you reduce the amount of energy you use. Firstly, setting the programme clock is much more accurate, with easily-set increments of time allowing you to be very precise about when your heating goes on and off. Secondly, intelligent heating controls use fuzzy logic to predict when your heating system needs to be turned on so that it reaches the desired temperature at the right time. The length of time your boiler needs to come to temperature will vary, and your new heating controls will be able to work out the optimum time to switch on each time your programme starts, making really efficient use of your heating system.

Heating Controls for your Carbon Footprint

Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint or you’re more interested in reducing your energy bills, the intelligent Dataterm heating controls from Warmworld are a great way to heat your home or office more efficiently. Take a look at the wealth of information on our website and order online today, or call us for more information on 0117 949 8800.

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