SALUS launches new RT520 series so installers can be Boiler Plus compliant without fitting smart controls

SALUS has launched the RT520 series – a cost-effective thermostat range that meets the requirements of Boiler Plus without the need to install smart controls.
Courtesy of an OpenTherm Load Compensation energy saving feature, this range provides homeowners with optimum efficiency and maximum heating control comfort and offers the design simplicity for which SALUS is renowned.

Dean Jepson, SALUS’ European Managing Director, explains the rationale behind this latest development: “When installing a combi boiler, Boiler Plus dictates that one of four energy efficiency measures must be added; one of which is heating controls. Since simple programmable thermostats are no longer compliant in this instance, homeowners are limited to connected smart controls with automation and optimisation functions.
“Now, however, thanks to the RT520’s Load Compensation feature – one of the four energy saving features that makes a system Boiler Plus compliant – homeowners can meet the requirements of the new regulations without resorting to smart controls. It’s the most cost-effective fully compliant thermostat option on the market, and appeals to users who are not up to speed with technology or who don’t have internet access, as well as those who prefer a quick and simple installation.”
Available as wired and wireless RF versions, the RT520 is a simply battery-operated digital display room thermostat with a large easy-to-read LCD. Such is the simplicity of the User Interface that the majority of consumers do not require an instruction manual. Making use of the industry-leading OpenTherm protocol, the thermostat enables the boiler to be modulated; offering improved control and efficiency by only using the necessary amount of gas to heat the water to the required temperature.
Dean adds: “SALUS has invested significantly in the design of the RT520 to make it as feature-packed as possible without compromising the products’ simplicity of design and ease of use. Both models passed our very own “Kate & Doug” test – a stringent process whereby we ensure that homeowners can easily navigate and use the thermostat.”
Both models also feature a new suite of additional operational and efficiency functions. These include a notification that the boiler requires servicing, and a PIN option that enables Landlords and Building Owners to only access certain settings and menus on the boiler. The thermostats also boast an improved ErP rating that verifies the overall efficiency of system.
Dean concludes: “In addition to the new Boiler Plus compliant thermostat, we have also updated our entire suite of smart connected controls by including Optimisation and Automation features. Now, installers can feel confident that when they choose SALUS, they can fully meet their customers’ needs as well as adhering to regulations.”
The RT520 series is available from SALUS’ nationwide network of merchants and distributors. Visit www.salus-controls.com/uk Alternatively, contact 01226 323961 for further information.

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