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  • Buy-to-Let

    What heating controls for new boiler?

    Hi there

    I am about to install a Baxi 600 boiler in one of my rental properties and thinking about what thermostat to buy.

    Interested to find out what thermostats you install for your tenants (as in model, brand)?

    Also currently there are no TRV's on any of the radiators, would you install these also? (obviously not in the same room as the thermostat).

    Interested to hear your recommendations.

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    TRVs are now mandatory on all Rads other than those in the room where Thermostat is sited.

    Most heating installers prefer Wireless Thermostats as that is easier for them - but they are pricey and if you think tenant may damage them a wired version may be cheaper...

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    I have used the Flomasta 22199SX Wired Digital Programmable Thermostat  a few times it complies with the need to have a thermostat and can be used as a timer/programmer for the boiler. I am not a fan of putting Hives and Nests as you need to have broadband there is no garuntee the tenants will not just that they are exspensive and the tenant

    I always have TRVs on the rads so they can be controlled at a room level.

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    Landlord with 25 years’ experience in the property market and a specialist in tenant referencing, ID and credit screening. Creator of identity, credit and anti-money laundering system ValidID.co.uk

    Go with whatever your installer suggests, if i remember right there is a newish regulation ( boiler+ , or something) this basically calls for weather compensation or similar, this can be satisfied with a “ learning” thermostat. Wired thermostat is good but by the time you’ve run the wire and touched up decoration not worth the difference in cost of a wireless version, so long as locations mean signal is not an issue.
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    Salus RT310RF Wireless Thermostat

    Excellent thermostat.. Cheap and does exactly what it says on the tin.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Salus-RT310RF-W...81ZJYZKRCQ

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    Ha snap!

    This is almost the exact one I went for, except the slightly higher model (RT510RF) for £3 more.

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    Thanks all for comments. I agree always go wireless if possible and Boiler Plus

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