Worcester launches new smart heating control

Installers can help their customers wave goodbye to inefficient heating, thanks to the new Worcester control.
Leading manufacturer, Worcester, Bosch Group, has added a new programmable smart heating control – the Wave Smart Thermostat – to its extensive product portfolio, offering installers the chance to integrate sophisticated heating and hot water controllability into heating systems nationwide.
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The Wave AppwebCompatible with a wide range of Worcester’s award-winning Greenstar gas and oil-fired boilers, the sophisticated device allows heating to be adjusted from a smartphone or tablet using a wireless internet connection. The sleek black glass wall-mounted panel is simple to install and connects to the boiler using a low voltage two wired connection directly to the boiler PCB.
Through an easy-to-use free App, homeowners can take complete control of their heating and hot water, whether at home, at work, or on holiday. The App not only allows remote adjustment of heating and hot water performance, but also provides valuable information on gas consumption for both heating and hot water, helping homeowners to manage bills during a time of rising energy costs.
The device combines a room thermostat and programmable control in one stylish unit. Intuitive and easy-to-use, the Wave can show the homeowner the current temperature of their home, their desired settings and whether the heating is running at its most efficient, at-a-glance.
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Unlike many other smart controls on the market, the Wave Smart Thermostat boasts Load compensation; taking into account the current room temperature and only firing the boiler at the necessary level for more efficient use of fuel, to maintain peak efficiency levels. A Weather compensation feature meanwhile, boosts efficiency even further by referencing the property’s postcode to determine local weather conditions. This negates the need to install a north facing sensor externally to the property, making installation simple.
The control can also use presence detection via smartphone location to adjust heating levels in line with attendance at home and the desired personal comfort settings.
Martyn Bridges, director of marketing and technical support at Worcester, comments: “The market for smart controllers has grown substantially over the last 12 months and we spotted the opportunity to launch our own innovative solution, utilising half a century’s experience in the heating and hot water sector. The Wave is an exciting addition to our product portfolio and bolsters our already successful range which we see as especially important as building regulations are tightening, stipulating the need for more accurate time and temperature control.
“Unlike other smart room temperature controllers on the market, the Wave really is smart in that it is the only thermostat of its type that can adjust the flow temperature of the boiler to the minimum level required to enhance condensing operation yet still maintain the required room temperature level. Under the forthcoming ErP directive, controllers of this type are rewarded with a 4 per cent uplift in system efficiency over a non-compensating thermostat.
“Importantly, the Wave is future proofed as the easy to use features on the mobile app will be continually updated via automatic updates. The new technology enables installers to offer their customers enhanced levels of heating controllability, backed up by the quality and reliability of the Worcester brand.”
For more information on the Worcester’s Wave Smart Thermostat, visit www.worcester-bosch.co.uk.

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