The Time:o:stat has a variety of options and features that can be set on installation by the landlord. This can help customise the Time:o:stat to the specific requirements of your HMO, Serviced Accommodation or even your own home.
Countdown Time Limits - 2 or 3 hours
The countdown timer for the heating can be set to an maximum time of either 2 hours (default) or 3 hours. (see the first video below)
Maximum Temperature Limits (23C or 28C)
The maximum temperature that can be selected can either be 28 degrees centigrade (default) or limited to 23 degrees centigrade.
Minimum Temperature Levels (14C, 19C or 20C)
The minimum temperature setting can ensure the property does not drop below a certain level. The default setting is 14 degrees centigrade. But this can be set at 19 degrees, 20 degrees or deactivated if desired.
Auto-Program Timer Twice Daily (1hr ,2hrs or 3hrs)
The auto-program mode is a neat function that allows the heating to come on twice per day automatically at times easily adjusted by the tenants. This means the house can be heated before the tenants wake up and return from work. ensuring the house is nice and warm. The default duration of the auto program is 2 x 1 hour. This can be customised at installation to be 2 or 3 hour periods or deactivated. The additional Auto-Off Function can be selected to deactivate the Auto-Program if program heating is not required. If the Time:o:stat is not touched for 48 hours, the Auto-Off function will stop the Auto-Program times from operating (it assumes additional heating is not required). The auto-program function can be easily re-activated by pressing the :T:; button by the tenants when desired. (See the second video below)
An innovative way to give your tenants control of the heating without the bills running out of control. This option allows up to 8 hours of heating time to be added to the Time:o:stat. The first 2 hours countdown will operate at the normal temperature range (either 28 or 23 degrees). If time is added over this initial period the temperature limit reduces the longer the countdown selected. If 3 or 4 hours are selected the max temp drops to 21 degrees. If 5 or 6 hours are added to the countdown timer the temperature limit drops to 20 degrees. If 7 or 8 hours are added then a maximum limit of 19 degrees centigrade can be selected.
This function can operate alongside the Comfort Mode. It simply restricts comfort mode operation to night-time. Tenants will be able to operate the Time:o:stats other regular heating functions throughout the day, However between the hours of 8pm and 8am they will have the additional ability to use the comfort mode. This allows the tenants to put the heating on for longer periods on colder winter evenings and throughout the night. The comfort mode will however prevent the heating being put on high for those longer time periods.
The Time:o:stat can be setup with winter and summer specific settings. When installed the winter settings would be selected according to the landlords preference. This could include for example: a 3 hour countdown, 3 hour auto-program, 18 degree minimum temperature, 28 degree maximum temperature and comfort mode. If the Season Mode is selected these settings would be active from 1st September until 31st May. However during the summer months (June, July and August) the Time:o:stat's settings are restricted to: 2 hour countdown, 1 hour auto-program with auto-off, no minimum temperature, 23 degree maximum temperature and comfort mode disabled. This allows the tenants the ability to access the heating, but restricts the maximum temperature and duration to help discourage drying clothes on the radiators.
Time:o:stat HMO thermostat - Basic functions
The video below explains how the Time:o:stat countdown timer can save landlords money on their 'bills included' rental properties.
Time:o:stat - What do the buttons do?
What do the 5 buttons on the Time:o:stat do? How does the auto-program mode work and how can it help me and my tenants?
Time:o:stat - 'Comfort Mode'
Take the chill off those cold nights with up to 8 hours of heating time. The additional time can be added to the Time:o:stat at a limited temperature. (Please note the The Night Warmth Mode shown in the video below has been upgraded to the Comfort Mode with an optional Night-Time function - new videos will follow soon)