“…Customers with wet installations benefit from the same reliability as those with panel heaters”
For many years Ecostat has provided cleverly simple control of energy for student accommodation particularly those fitted with electric panel heaters. ‘Wet’ systems have also benefitted from these controls enabling energy managers to set on and off times, maximum and minimum temperatures and reduction in temperature when rooms are empty for longer periods of time. Occupants are able to boost heating when required but are unable to leave radiators at high settings when they are not present.
The new feature, Valve Service Cycling, opens and closes the valve during low-use periods ensuring that valves do not become ‘seized’ when unused, such as during the summer month’s.
Glen Golding MD of Prefect said “Furring of the valves resulting in a need for maintenance has not been a huge problem for us, but we were keen to develop our software so that customers with wet installations benefit from the same reliability as those with panel heaters”.
Using the handset programmer managers are now able to set valves to open and close periodically on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.