One of the simplest way to save energy at home is to only turn your heating on when you really need it. It not only saves energy, and therefore money for your household, but also helps in fighting climate change.
Nowadays most boilers come with a timer, that allows you to set a time for your heating to switch on or off automatically at specific times of the day. Boiler timers can be either mechanical or digital. Older system will have mechanical timers that look like a dial, whereas modern boilers are equipped with a small screen, that looks like a digital clock.
Boiler timers can come in many different shapes and sizes. This post will explain what the different settings and modes on your boiler time do. How to get to these settings, we recommend that you find your user manual, or if you don’t have it, find it online for your specific brand and model.
There are at least 3 settings on most boilers: On, Off and Auto/Timed. On and Off are pretty straightforward. The Auto/Timed settings allows you the give specific instructions for your timer.
Here are some common settings that you may find on a boiler timer:
Setting a mechanical boiler timer
Setting a digital boiler timer