SALUS launches innovative thermostat…

SALUS has launched the RT520 series – a cost-effective thermostat range that meets the requirements of Boiler Plus without having to install smart controls.

Courtesy of an OpenTherm Load Compensation energy saving feature, this range provides homeowners with optimum efficiency and maximum heating control comfort.

Dean Jepson, SALUS’ European managing director, said: “When installing a combi boiler, Boiler Plus dictates that one of four energy efficiency measures must be added; one of which is heating controls. Since simple programmable thermostats are no longer compliant in this instance, homeowners are limited to connected smart controls with automation and optimisation functions.”

“Now, however, thanks to the RT520’s Load Compensation feature – one of the four energy saving features that makes a system Boiler Plus compliant – homeowners can meet the requirements of the new regulations without resorting to smart controls. It’s the most cost-effective fully compliant thermostat option on the market, and appeals to users who are not up to speed with technology or who don’t have internet access, as well as those who prefer a quick and simple installation.”

Available as wired and wireless RF versions, the RT520 is a simply battery-operated digital display room thermostat with a large easy-to-read LCD. Making use of the industry-leading OpenTherm protocol, the thermostat enables the boiler to be modulated; offering improved control and efficiency by only using the necessary amount of gas to heat the water to the required temperature.

Both models also feature a new suite of additional operational and efficiency functions. These include a notification that the boiler requires servicing, and a PIN option that enables landlords and building owners to only access certain settings and menus on the boiler. The thermostats also boast an improved ErP rating that verifies the overall efficiency of system.