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Advice on radiator thermostats

With a radiator thermostat, you'll save up to 15% on your heating bill. A radiator thermostat is an expansion for your boiler's, block, or district heating's central thermostat. Radiators generally have traditional radiator faucets that you use to open or close the radiator. With a radiator thermostat, you're pretty much doing the same thing, but in a hip and energy-efficient way. Thanks to its integrated thermostat, the radiator thermostat continuously measures the temperature of the space it's in. Since you can set a desired temperature for each space, the radiator faucet will (depending on the desired temperature) increase or decrease the flow of water through the radiator.

Where do I place a radiator thermostat?

Radiator thermostat

You can place a radiator thermostat in spaces such as the bedroom, bathroom, or attic. The living room, where the central thermostat usually is, doesn't need an extra radio thermostat, since the temperature in this space stays at the same level thanks to the central thermostat.

What can a smart radiator thermostat do?

With a smart radiator thermostat, you can individually operate each radiator connected to it remotely. Remotely? Yes, since you can control the smart radiator thermostat using the app on your smartphone or tablet. A smart radiator thermostat is continuously connected to your smartphone. This allows the thermostat to know exactly when you're home and when you're not. Based on the temperature you've set, the thermostat will automatically adjust the temperature up or down. In certain cases, you may need a bridge to connect the app, the Internet, and the thermostat.

Control on location

Control location

Since your smart radio thermostat is connected to your smartphone, it monitors your location closely. This way, it knows whether you're at home or on the road. In addition, you can easily display your settings on the app and adjust them immediately where needed. That means you're always guaranteed a pleasant temperature when you get home this way. Apart from that, it's good for your wallet. Since the temperature is adjusted every time, you'll never heat too much. In other words: with a radiator thermostat, you'll save up to 15% on your heating bill.

For whom is a radiator thermostat most interesting?

Block and district heating

In the case of block and district heating, you don't operate radiators using your own boiler. You receive energy for heating and hot tap water from a shared heat source. When you place a radiator thermostat on each individual radiator in the house, you're operating the radiator in each space individually. This allows you to get each space in the house to the desired temperature.


When you have your own boiler, you'll always have a central thermostat. This thermostat operates all radiators in the house centrally. In order to set the temperature for each space, place a radiator thermostat on each individual radiator in the home. This way, each space in the house is heated separately and you'll always enjoy a pleasant temperature. For example, it's pretty nice to have your bathroom pre-heated in the morning, whereas you'd prefer to keep the bedroom as cool as possible.

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