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Designs on better heating control

Timeguard’s new Programastat+ range of wall-mounted thermostats and multi-channel heating controllers for 2018 delivers premium looks, premium performance without premium pricing.

People care about the looks of what you fit on their walls – if it looks better than what you’ve replaced, they will be happy when you finish the job. If it goes on to perform better, then they will stay happy. 

So Timeguard is continually finding ways to bring affordable heating control design and performance bang up to date for you and your customers. The Programastat+ range ticks all the boxes on design and looks. Even better, new and improved components combine to deliver more accurate, responsive and reliable control, ensuring that the new ‘stats and controllers work alongside the modulating design of modern boilers to deliver comfort and energy efficiency for homeowners.

WiFi option

Headlining the new range is a WiFi wall thermostat that simply replaces existing 2 or 3 wire installations. The stand-out design feature is the subtle white neon temperature indicator that puts these devices on a level with the most-expensive designer wiring accessories. Will they work?  Well, Timeguard has a great track record with its WiFi-controlled fused spur timers, so the answer is an unequivocal yes.

Covering all the bases

The comprehensive range has an easily-fitted solution for virtually any domestic heating control scenario. With 1,2 3 or 4 channel programmable controllers, homes of any size can be managed, and you can add smart zoned control inexpensively.

There are wireless programmable room thermostats, and options for boost control to provide extra heating at the press of a single button.  Timeguard has also retained the popular dial-controlled option for electronic thermostats. Originally conceived as being easier for older users, these almost-retro designs prove popular across all age groups.  

With the Economy 7 model, Timeguard makes it easier than ever to take advantage of off-peak power with a new programmer that is interchangeable with Sangamo and Horstmann.  It has pre-selected timing options to get you up and running quickly, but these are manually adjustable to suit any overnight plan.  In fact, users may l never need to make adjustments, because on-demand push-button boost options are built in to give them 30 minutes, 1-hour or 2-hour extra power. A countdown display ensure that occupiers know what the heating status is at any time and that they are in control

Timeguard technical manager Peter Staniforth said: “Good looks are high on everyone’s agenda, but performance matters too. With this range we can deliver premium products without premium pricing. There’s no need to settle for less.”

This article first appeared in Wholesaler & Electrical Distributor, June 2018.

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