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An interesting heating control story

Here’s an existing heating control problem in a set of halls – one thing our engineers help communities think about during our programme.

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Enforcing a minimum temperature

If your heating controls don’t enforce a “setback” temperature, in this kind of weather the building can get cold enough to risk damage. Here’s what good control looks like.

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Not-in-time heating

Not-in-time heating is a very common pattern in community buildings. We describe some common reasons for it.

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Maximum temperatures

Here’s an interesting fact – between 1980 and 2013, it was illegal in the UK to heat public spaces to above 19C unless there was a specific reason. We’re currently looking at why one of our monitors often sees 30C.

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A mid-price fix for TRVs

Thermostatic radiator valves cause all kinds of issues in community buildings – users disagree about the settings, wrench them on and off, and then they break. It doesn’t help that most people think that they higher they are set, the faster the space will heat up. That’s not true. They just either let the hot […]