Award-winning housebuilder, Scotia Homes, is fitting Danfoss TP7001 programmable room thermostats as part of energy saving central heating systems in new homes in Scotland. Featuring chrono-proportional control, which calculates precisely how long the heating system needs to be ‘on’ to maintain desired comfort levels, the TP7001 can achieve a potential 10% reduction in energy consumption for homeowners.
Gordon Gerrie, Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Manager at Scotia Homes, says the company has been specifying Danfoss’ high efficiency heating controls for the past 20 years. He comments: “Our homes are designed to help lower energy bills and the carbon footprint of the development now and into the future. To complement energy saving features such as highly efficient insulation and modern condensing boilers, we install TP7001 programmable room thermostats to keep the boiler running at optimum efficiency in condensing mode.” The TP7001 also gives homeowners accurate control over their heating which, in turn, results in fuel savings. With its simple user interface and large back-lit display, the TP7001 is easy to program to different temperatures at different times of the day to match lifestyle demands.
Scotia Homes’ in-house plumbing and heating teams have installed Danfoss TP7001 programmable room thermostats in larger family homes on two new developments in Aberdeen. “Our installers find them quick and easy to fit straight out of the box and, like all Danfoss heating controls, they are proving very reliable, so we’ll definitely be using them on future developments,” says Gordon Gerrie. “With their contemporary styling, they also look good, which is an important consideration for our new homes,” he adds.
The Danfoss TP7001 is a chrono-proportional programmable room thermostat which offers 7 day programming, and up to six time/temperature changes per day. To improve comfort and economy still further, the TP7001 has an optional Optimum Start feature, which allows the thermostat to calculate the latest possible time at which the heating can be turned up to achieve the programmed temperature at the programmed time.
Danfoss has also incorporated some thoughtful features into the TP7001 to make life easier for the user, and reduce the likelihood of time-consuming call-backs. For example, the TP7001 is fitted as standard with an automatic clock that is pre-set to adjust automatically to summer/winter seasonal time changes. A holiday mode provides a chosen constant temperature operation before returning the unit to programmed thermostat mode. In addition to the hard-wired mains model preferred by Scotia Homes, the TP7001 is also available in a battery-powered version.
Danfoss is a leading manufacturer of world-class heating controls, from programmers and thermostats to TRVs and motorised control valves, with factories in the UK and Denmark. The company’s extensive product range is supplied through a national network of stockists. As part of its commitment to improving the knowledge and profitability of its customers, Danfoss offers a programme of installer training courses and CPD seminars, covering all aspects of domestic central heating techniques. A comprehensive range of installer support services is also available, including the Danfoss Assist mobile website at www.Assistyou.Danfoss.co.uk, specially designed for viewing on a smartphone display screen and providing instant access to installation guides, handy helpline numbers and links to the latest offers from Danfoss. For more information visit www.heating.danfoss.co.uk
Formed in 1990 in Aberdeenshire, Scotia Homes’ geographic area now extends from Inverness down to the River Tay and into Central Scotland. The company has achieved recognition from the NHBC (the standard-setting body for new homes in the UK) and won various design awards. For more information visit www.scotia-homes.co.uk.