Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:15 pm
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The Pirate wrote:You might be better off asking the question on a specialist plumbing forum. I've had some excellent advice before now on electrical and plumbing forums, as you often find that they are inhabited by qualified professionals who are more than happy to show off their knowledge to the public. But on a purely practical level, I can't imagine why you might want to use anything other than a 1 degree setting. We have ours set on a half degree either side, and that works fine for us.
For example, if you wanted a comfortable room temperature of 18 degrees, then by setting a 3 degree span - Incidentally, does that mean 1.5 degrees either side? I assume it does - you're going to have to wait until the temperature falls to 16.5 before it comes back on again, and by then you might be getting uncomfortable. As I say, ours is set at half a degree each way, and in practice once the radiators go off the room temperature continues to rise another half degree as well.
I'm sure that there's some complicated formula for efficiency, but in practice I doubt very much whether the difference is worth worrying about. I'd be more bothered about having to put up with the extremes of temperature, personally. I'll be interested to know what you find out though.
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