Basic instructions for using heating controls
Time clock/Digital programmer
A time clock or digital programmer automatically turns the heating and hot water on and off at the times you set.
You can set them to come on once, twice or stay on all the time, as you require.
You have three switches to control on/off times:
AUTO turns the heating and hot water on or off at the times that you set
ON you can use to manually override the set starting time
OFF you can use to manually override the set finishing time
Set the heating to go off during the night and when the home is empty during the day.
During freezing spells, keep some background heat on all the time.
A room thermostat controls the heating to keep the room at a set temperature.
Turn the dial so that the arrow or marker is against the temperature setting you want.
A comfortable and economic temperature is between 15°C and 21°C.
Time clock Programmer
Check the clock is showing the correct time and adjust if necessary.
Decide when you want the heating and hot water to come on and off.
Time clock programmers will have sets of pins or arrows for setting the heating programme.
Push them in against any time you want the heating to come on.
Pull them out against any time you want the heating to go off.
Slide the 'on' arrows (usually red) around to the times you want the heating to come on.
Slide the 'off' arrows (usually blue) around to the times you want the heating to go off.
Check that the programmer is switched to 'timer' (or auto) to activate the times you have set.
Check the clock is showing the correct time. If not, put the timer switch to 'clock' and adjust the time using the 'forward' and 'reverse' buttons.
Set the switch to 'on' and 'off' in turn adjusting the times when you want the heating to come on and off.
Reset the timer switch to 'auto' and double check that the settings on display are as you have set.
Storage heaters have two settings you need to adjust: