Victor75 wrote:I tried to work out how to use the heating and want to share with you my conclusions.
Two steps are needed for setting up the heating correctly:
1. Set up the water temperature. The thermostat in the technical unit, near the HIU and ventilation, has a temperature on it that can be changed. That temperature is the water temperature i.e the water which flows in the underfloor heating, not the hot water you use for the shower. This influences the max temperature you can reach in your flat. If you set it up at 16, the flat will not get warmer than 16. If you want a nice and warm flat you need to set it between 20 and 25. Max temperature allowed is 35 degrees.
2. Set up the temperature in each room. Each room has a different thermostat which turn on/off the heating for each room.
The suggested configuration is to keep the main thermostat ON all the time at an high temperature (between 20 and 25) and chose the desired temperature for each room (for example bedroom 18, living room 22). In this way the heating will be on all the time, but you will consume only the energy that is required to keep the rooms at the desired temperature.
You can try to save a little bit of money by also using the timer i.e. set a lower water temperature during night time (for example 16), but keep in mind that underfloor heating requires at least 1 hour to heat up a big room, a little bit less for bedroom and bathroom. A lot of time if it is completely off (about 4 hours in my experience).
I have configured mine in this way and seems to work quite well:
Water temperature: from 10 pm till 5 am (night time): 16 degrees
From 5 am til 8 am (wake up in a nice and warm flat): 22 degrees
From 8 am till 4 pm (usually not in the flat): 18 degrees
from 4 pm till 8 pm (When I'm home in the evening): 22 degrees
Bedroom temperature is set to 17.
Living room temperature is set to 22.
I figure out everything myself and I might be wrong. I have been told a manual on how to use the heating will be send to the residents soon.
I hope this helps people having problems in getting the desired temperature in their flat.
@TDG1982 - re:Service Charge -it's all a bit confusing. I don't think they've (Notting Hill) been charging us. What I don't want is to get a huge bill in a couple of months time expecting immediate payment. I rather they took it every month as it would be easier to manage. I'm going to get in touch with them tomorrow and see what they say.
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