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Can I Use Any Thermostat For Underfloor Heating?


When it comes to maintaining a comfortable home environment, underfloor heating systems offer an efficient and even heat distribution. However, the effectiveness of these systems can depend on the thermostat used.

How Do Underfloor Heating Systems Work?
Thermostat for underfloor heating

Underfloor heating systems work by circulating warm water (water underfloor heating) or using electric heating elements under the floor (electric underfloor heating), providing radiant heat that warms the entire room from the ground up. This method ensures a consistent and comfortable temperature. To control these systems efficiently, you need a thermostat designed specifically for underfloor heating.

Thermostats for underfloor heating are engineered to manage the unique requirements of these systems. Unlike traditional heating systems that can quickly adjust temperatures, underfloor heating has a slower response time due to the thermal mass of the floor. A specialised thermostat can anticipate these delays and maintain the desired temperature more accurately.

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Features of Thermostats for Underfloor Heating

When looking for the best thermostat for underfloor heating, consider the following features:

Types of Thermostats for Underfloor Heating

Our collection includes a range of options to suit your needs, from the simplicity of manual thermostats to the smart touch of digital Wi-Fi thermostats. Here are the four main types of thermostats from Warm Floor Store:

  1. Manual Thermostats: Basic thermostats where you manually set the temperature. While they are simple to use, they lack advanced features like programmability and remote control. A reliable example would be the Schluter DITRA-HEAT-E-R4 Thermostat.
  2. Programmable Thermostats: These allow you to set schedules, making them more convenient and energy-efficient compared to manual thermostats. Some solid options include the Mapei Mapeheat Thermo Basic Programmable Thermostat, Heatmiser NeoStat Programmable Thermostat, or Amber DT-Two Programmable Thermostat.
  3. Touchscreen Thermostats: Our range of touchscreen thermostats are equipped with advanced temperature-sensing technology, providing precise control over the temperature in your home. Compatible with various control systems such as smartphone apps or smart home assistants, they give you the flexibility to manage your underfloor heating remotely. Some popular choices are the Harmoni Touch Digital Thermostat and the ThermoSphere Underfloor Heating Programmable Control Touch Thermostat.
  4. WiFi Thermostats: The most advanced option, a smart thermostat for underfloor heating offers features like Wi-Fi connectivity, remote control via smartphone apps, and integration with home automation systems. A few great choices are the Warmup 6iE WiFi Smart Thermostat, Rise Smart WiFi Thermostat, and the Schluter DITRA-HEAT-E-R6 Smart WIFI Voice Control Digital Thermostat.
Advantages of Smart and WiFi Thermostats

Opting for a WiFi thermostat for underfloor heating can enhance your home's comfort and efficiency. Here’s how:

  • Remote Control: Adjust your heating system from anywhere using your smartphone.
  • Learning Capabilities: Some smart thermostats learn your schedule and preferences, optimising the heating schedule automatically.
  • Energy Reports: Track your energy usage and find ways to save on heating costs.

A wifi thermostat for underfloor heating is particularly beneficial for those who travel frequently or have irregular schedules. Being able to control your heating remotely ensures you always come back to a warm home without wasting energy.

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Choosing the Best Thermostat for Underfloor Heating

When selecting the best thermostat for underfloor heating, consider the three following things:

  1. Compatibility: Ensure the thermostat is compatible with your specific underfloor heating system, whether it’s electric underfloor heating or water underfloor heating. It’s worth considering the brand of underfloor heating you are opting for; so that you can have a full system designed to work together.
  2. Ease of Use: Look for user-friendly interfaces and straightforward installation processes.
  3. Features: Evaluate which features are most important to you, such as programmability, Wi-Fi connectivity, or energy tracking.
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Which Thermostat Should I Choose?

When selecting a thermostat for your underfloor heating system from Warm Floor Store, it’s crucial to consider your specific needs and preferences. Here are some top brands and their standout features:

  1. Warmup Thermostats:
    • Offers a range of options including manual, programmable, and smart thermostats.
    • These thermostats are not only functional but can blend in with any home decor, making them the perfect addition to any home.
    • Ideal for those seeking versatility and advanced features like Wi-Fi connectivity.

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  2. Schluter Thermostats:
    • Known for their high-quality build and reliability.
    • Perfect for those looking for durable and efficient thermostats.
    • Our range of Schluter thermostats come in a variety of options, including manual, programmable and Wi-Fi thermostats, all of them designed to work seamlessly with your Schluter underfloor heating system.

    Read More: Schluter DITRA-HEAT Installation: Your Questions Answered

  3. Devi Thermostats:
    • Provides user-friendly interfaces and precise temperature control.
    • Devi is a top brand offering a range of options including manual, programmable, and Wi-Fi thermostats.
  4. Heatmiser Thermostats:
    • Features include remote control via smartphone apps and energy-saving modes.
    • Great for tech-savvy users wanting the latest smart home integration.
    • Designed with reliability and user-friendly operation in mind, these thermostats are ideal for homeowners and businesses alike
  5. ThermoSphere Thermostats:
    • A top brand with various thermostat options, including programmable and Wi-Fi thermostats.
    • Thermosphere thermostats are designed to work seamlessly with your Thermosphere underfloor heating system, giving you precise control over the temperature in your home.

    Read More: ThermoSphere Underfloor Heating: Leading The Charge For Electric Heating

  6. Mapei Thermostats:
    • Mapei's intuitive user interfaces make it easy to set desired temperatures, create custom heating schedules, and monitor energy consumption, ensuring a seamless user experience.
  7. Harmoni Thermostats:
    • Available options include programmable and Wi-Fi, all of which are designed to integrate with your Harmoni underfloor heating.
    • Offers great value for money
  8. Rise Thermostats:
    • Rise Thermostats combine advanced technology, user-friendly interfaces, and sleek designs to provide you with optimal comfort and control over your heating environment.
    • Whether you're renovating, building a new property, or simply looking to upgrade your heating system, Rise Thermostats offer a reliable and efficient solution.
  9. Amber Thermostats:
    • Amber is a popular underfloor heating brand that offers a wide range of thermostat options, including basic programmable thermostats, advanced touchscreen thermostats, and Wi-Fi thermostats.

For the best results, investing in a thermostat that matches your system’s requirements is essential. Whether you choose a manual, programmable, or smart thermostat, ensuring compatibility and functionality will lead to a more comfortable and energy-efficient home.

To explore all available options and find the best thermostat for your needs, browse our range today or contact our experienced sales team on 0330 320 9900.