Vaillant has launched what it says is its most advanced range of controls for use low-carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, as well as gas boilers. The move aims to support developers in making the transition to build homes that meet the Government’s Future Homes Standard, which is set to come into effect in 2025.
Whilst sensoHOME offers a simple control for gas boilers, sensoCOMFORT works with multiple heating zones and hot water powered by gas-fuelled, hybrid or renewable systems. The wired version of sensoCOMFORT can control up to five heating zones and the wireless unit governs up to three.
Homeowners can download and use Vaillant’s sensoAPP with both models to set and change their heating schedules at home and on the go if sensoNET (VR921) internet gateway is also installed. When sensoCOMFORT is specified with Vaillant’s ambiSENSE smart radiator valves, homebuyers can also control the climate in individual rooms via Vaillant’s sensoAPP.
Thanks to eBUS connection, the senso range can scan the entire system for components and synchronise with any Vaillant heat pump or boiler.
Steve Keeton, Technologies and Training Director at Vaillant, said: “As the Government is looking to phase out the use of fossil fuels in domestic heating as part of their Future Homes Standard, we want to help developers build housing with low-carbon solutions.
"After the recent launch of our new aroTHERM plus heat pump, the next step is to provide intelligent thermostats that are compatible with both gas-fuelled and renewable heat sources. This gives housebuilders the flexibility to use a mix of technologies to meet commercial and regulatory needs. At the same time, homebuyers can operate their low-carbon heating systems to suit their lifestyles without compromising on energy and carbon savings.”