Learn about boiler controls

Boiler controls make a big difference to your heating system. As our modern condensing boilers already operate at peak efficiency, adding energy efficient controls can boost your system’s overall performance. Here is an explanation of what types of controls we offer and what they do.

Timer (24 Hour)

Term Definition
Programmer (7 day)

A boiler programmer allows you to set your heating (and sometimes hot water) to switch on and off, at different times and on different days of the week.

Programmer (7 day)
Room thermostat

A room thermostat monitors the air temperature and enables you to set the level you want. If the room temperature drops below this level, the thermostat switches your boiler on. If the room gets too hot then it turns it off.

Room thermostat
Programmable room thermostat

This control type combines a boiler programmer and room thermostat together. It allows you to set different room temperatures for different times of the day and night, and when programmed correctly it prevents the house warming up from a cold start. This “topping up” approach saves energy and improves comfort within your home.

Programmable room thermostat
Load compensation

This feature adjusts the temperature of the heat going to your radiators. When your home is cold the temperature going to your radiators will be high, but as the room warms up and less heat is needed, this feature will lower the temperature supplied to your radiators so that comfort is maintained but energy use is reduced.

Load compensation
Weather compensation

This feature works by monitoring the weather outside using an outdoor sensor. With this information the control adjusts the temperature of the hot water going to your radiators. If the temperature outside drops then your radiators will run hotter. However, if the outside temperature is milder then the feature will tell the boiler to supply less heat, boosting energy efficiency and lowering your bills.

Weather compensation
Boiler Plus Legislation

From April 2018 all new boilers installed in England must have a both a thermostat and timer fitted to meet building control requirements.

If your boiler is a combi boiler you will need to also have one of 4 energy saving measures as a part of your system.  Learn more here

Boiler plus controls

Find a local installer

Each heating system needs custom designing. Find and contact a Worcester Accredited Installer in your area to book a home visit.

After calculating the best system for your home and hot water requirements, your installer will then provide you with a free quote.

View our control range

View our range of controls for further details on what they do and how they work, before calling a qualified installer.

Customer support

Search for answers in our Troubleshooting section, or call our support team on 0330 123 9339.