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Heating Controls

Control your heating to save money and increase comfort!

We install, repair and replace all types of boiler and hot water heating controls.

The Anthony Ryan plumbing company is registered heating controls installer.

We are Registered with ‘SEAI’ sustainable energy authority of Ireland, as RGII and Oftec installers we have the necessary training and certifications to install all types of boiler and hot water heating controls.

Every home has a unique heating requirement, we will help to find the perfect heating controls system, enhancing your comfort, lifestyle and budget.

What we can do for you…

  • Install and repair heating controls
  • Help you decide what heating controls best suits your needs
  • Guide you through grant process for heating controls upgrade
  • ‘Smart’ or ‘app’ heating controls
  • Immersion heaters and timers


Some of frequently asked questions and answers.

Do you know that you are entitled to a grant through the SEAI Home Energy Grants programme to help improve your home heating system? Every home ‘dwelling’ built before 2006.

Installing Heating Controls to your home heating system will typically reduce your energy usage by up to 20%.

Home heating systems without heating controls can be wasteful of energy and costly to run because there is little to no control of the amount of heat being used to heat your home and your hot water. Adding modern heating controls can help you to accurately match your space heating and hot water schedules to the working and living patterns in your home, so when heat and hot water are required, it is there; and when it is not required, it is turned off.

As a minimum, your heating systems should be split into two independently controlled zones. They are your ‘Space Heating Zone’ and your ‘Domestic Hot Water Zone’. This allows you to heat your domestic hot water without being forced to turn on your space heating. It will also allow you to use your boiler to heat your hot water in the summer time, without using the immersion. Additional zones can also be put in place in large homes to split upstairs and downstairs or living areas and bedrooms.

There is a grant available through the SEAI Home Energy Grants programme to help you improve your home heating system through the installation of heating controls.

  • Reduce your heating bills by improving your energy efficiency.
  • Increase your home comfort levels, heat different rooms or areas to different temperatures.
  • Support the climate by reducing your own greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Boiler interlock, this is a method of interconnecting your heating system controls with your boiler to ensure that the boiler only operates when required.

You can do a quick check on your heating control requirements by answering the simple questions below. If you answer NO to some or all of the below questions, it would be beneficial for you to install some heating controls:

  1. Can you heat your domestic hot water without switching on your radiators or an electric immersion heater?
  2. Can you turn on your heating without heating your domestic hot water?
  3. Can you easily adjust the heat output from radiators in the rooms you use most often?
  4. Does your boiler automatically switch off when, rooms or hot water are at required temperature?
  5. Have you time control on your boiler that you can set for different days of the week?
  6. Have you a separate temperature control for your hot water cylinder?
  7. Have you a separate time control on your hot water cylinder?

Choosing and installing heating controls should not prove to be a difficult process. However, there are important decisions to make and a few rules to apply to ensure that your heating controls will be to your satisfaction and meet your requirements. It is vital to look for high quality when choosing your heating controls.

All our heating control upgrade systems have a standard 5 year warranty


A TRV is a thermostat that regulates the amount of heat going into a radiator according to the temperature in the room. You can set a specific temperature level for a room that you are comfortable with, and then as the room heats up to that comfortable temperature, heat flow is reduced into the radiator, stopping when it reaches your comfortable set level. TRV’s are particularly useful in rooms where the temperature requirement is different to that required in the main living area bedrooms, or rooms where there are other heat sources such as in kitchens.

A 7-Day programmable, this timer will allow you to set your heating system to match your occupancy patterns on a daily and weekly basis.

The separation of space heating and domestic hot water controls into zones will also allow you to set each zone to operate for required periods only. 1hour + booster function for one touch heating is an extremely popular feature.

For example: you can set your boiler to switch on automatically before you wake in the morning to heat water for showers without turning on the central heating.

Smart heating thermostat is a remote control for your heating system, weather you are in another room, other side of the world, with an app on your phone or other smart devise you can monitor and switch your heating on/off, up or down, set heating schedules and much more.

Smart thermostats can learn [if you want] from your heating timed requirements by adjusting the start time for space heating according to the temperature measured inside the home, aiming to heat the home by your chosen set time. This is called ‘optimum start’

Smart thermostats can respond to your location form home and determining to turn the heating on based on your set temperature requirements. This is called ‘Geo-location’

Time and temperature controls installed on immersion heaters allow householders to pre-set the time period required for water heating and the temperature to which water is heated. This means that water need not be heated for longer than required or to higher temperatures than required. Temperatures for hot water should be set to around 60°C. To heat water above this temperature, only to add cold water to it afterwards, is a waste of your energy. Please note that if you have a solar water heating system in place, this temperature may need to be set higher. SEAI also recommend that lagging jackets are fitted to old, un-insulated copper hot water cylinders to ensure that minimum energy is lost. This should not be necessary for factory-insulated cylinders, which should be the norm for new cylinders.

This is a devise or feature within a devise, which adjust the temperature of water circulating through the heating system according to the temperature measured outside the home.

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