TIMEGUARD - ENERGY SAVING PRODUCTS
Suppliers of: Energy saving lights, energy saving lighting controls, lighting sensors, PIR lighting controls, Movement sensors, energy saving controls
Timeguard Energy Saving products. With increasing demands on our limited energy resources, Timeguard Energy Saving products provide real savings to energy consumption and energy bills.
Energy Saving Products: Timeguard is committed to reducing energy for our clients. From Timeswitches, Heating Controls, PIR detection to LED Lighting, all our products are designed to reduce energy consumption.
Timeguard Energy Saving Products include the following ranges:
Energy Saving Lighting Solutions:
Plug-in, Immersion, Fused Spur, DIN Rail and Wi-Fi Controlled Products offering a choice of styles and functionality to suit all applications.
LED PIR Floodlights, Bulkheads, Lanterns, Step-Lights, Up/Down Lights and high powered LED Floodlights. PIR Lighting Controllers, Presence Detectors, RF Detectors and DALI - all designed with maximum versatility with energy saving in mind for new and existing applications.
Timeswitches and thermostats designed for the user to programme, change and check status wherever they are. Available to Android and iOS only. Works with Wi-Fi and 4G.
Digital and Analogue Room Thermostats, Multi-Channel heating controllers with up to 4 channels. Wire-Free and Wi-Fi versions & Economy 7. Designed to cover the needs of the installer/user with simplicity and energy saving in mind.
Please follow these links to access the other Timeguard entries on BPi:
Timeguard Programastat Plus - Room Thermostats & Heating Programmers
Timguard Lighting Solutions - LED lighting & Controllers for all applications
Timeguard Main entry - View the entire Timeguard Product Range
Further technical information is available to download from the BPi PDF library or via the manufacturer’s website.
These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.
1. Timeguard Product Catalogue 2018 XTIM2043
Energy Saving Lighting Energy Saving Lighting Solutions PIR Sensors PIR Sensors & Presence Detectors Timeswitches BOOSTMASTER Timeswitches & Heating Controls NIGHT EYE PIR Floodlights NIGHT EYE PIR Sensors NIGHT EYE PLUS PIR Sensors
Published [07/01/19]File size [7129 KB]
Timeguard DALI New Style Advert
Timeguard’s remote control DALI presence detectors
Published [05/11/18]File size [890 KB]
Timeguard WIFI New Energy Saving Room Thermostat
Energy Saving Controlled Room Thermostat
Published [04/01/19]File size [655 KB]
Timeguard - SPUR OF THE MOMENT
SPUR OF THE MOMENT
In this review Kelly Vincent of Kelly Electrics puts Timeguard’s Wi-Fi Controlled Fused Spur (FSTWIFI)to good use in a review first seen in Professional Electrician & Installer magazine.
Smart home devices have become increasingly popular in recent times and the market has suddenly become flooded with technology that saves us having to get up off the sofa to turn down the heating or allows us to turn off the lights from the comfort of our own beds.
Timeguard’s Wi-Fi controlled fused spur taps into this desire for remote control, by offering Wi-Fi enabled control of all manner of electrical applications that are connected to the product.
I decided to use it to control a heated towel rail in my newly renovated bathroom. The fused switch for the towel rail is located in my hallway, alongside an existing socket, and all I had to do was replace the existing fused spur with the Timeguard unit. This proved to be a simple task thanks to the straight forward installation process, and the fact that it’s very easy set up and pair the device with an iPhone.
A free download then gave me instant access to be able to set up a programme of times that I wanted the towel rail to turn on/off, with a simple booster option for those occasions where I may need it on for an extra hour here and there.
The unit features a blue and red LED light that indicates when the device is on/off. This is very bright, which can be annoying during the day, but I do like the fact that it acts as a night light in the hallway when it’s dark. It’s also quite bulky when compared to my flat plate switches, so ideally would be more suited to a location where it’s hidden away, such as a cupboard.
That aside, I love the fact that I can control the towel rail from my phone, and also knowing that I’m saving energy when I’m not at home and don’t need it to be on. Obviously it offers control of a number of other electrical appliances in the home, so I’d highly recommend that you mention this great little gadget to your customers next time you’re quoting for a job.
Timeguard - Explaining thermostat features and benefits to your customers
Explaining thermostat features and benefits to your customers.
The whole point of replacing a heating thermostat is to give the user something better and new. A decade or so ago just taking out an old electro mechanical device and replacing it with a more-accurate electronic one was enough to please people. The extra accuracy these devices provided should,in theory,have reduced the tendency for heating over-and under-shoot and increased comfort levels. However, this still didn’t significantly reduce the number of on/offs (boiler cycling) on a standard boiler of the time and there wasn’t much energy saving going on. So,they didn’t do much that was extra or new, but they looked good.
Now we expect sophisticated programmable room thermostats as the norm. Even those without integral timing offer a host of new features to take advantage of improvements in boiler design such as the ability to modulate seamlessly between a fixed low fire rate and a high fire rate. It’s as well to be sure you understand them before your customer asks.
First, remember to brief house holders on the basics. Turning a programmable room thermostat to a higher setting will not make the room heat up any faster. How quickly the room heats up depends on the design of their heating system: the size of boiler and radiators. Neither does the setting affect how quickly the room cools down. The way to set and use a programmable room thermostat is to find the lowest temperature settings that are comfortable at the different times of day selected, and then leave it alone to do its job.
There are a few other settings that they might not be so familiar with.
Programming times: When you first decide with the customer whether weekday/weekend (5-2) or individual (7) day programming is required you may need to move a jumper on the rear of the product. After any change of jumper position, reset may need to be pressed, which will return the unit to default time and programme.So,talk to them,and make the call early. The same may go for selecting swing control and optimum start settings (see below) although this is not the case with good WiFi controlled devices, where the user should be able to change these settings at will.
Swing control enables users to choose the range around a set point temperature.Within this range the thermostat will not turn the heating on and off and cycle the boiler, so reducing wear and tear and minimising the energy loss that comes from gas purging each time the boiler fire sand deactivates. Short cycling adds to wear and tear on a boiler and can also be annoyingly noisy. It is much more energy efficient to let the temperature rise and fall a degree or so and then run the heating/cooling for a longer time.
Typical swing options for domestic use are 1.0o and 0.5o. Choosing a 1.0o swing around a target set temperature of 20o simply means that the heating will not be switched on or off until the temperature is higher than 21o or lower than 19o. The difference between 1.0o and 0.5o may not seem to be all that significant, but in practice people do notice small changes in temperature, especially the very young and the elderly. The wider range may be the best choice where there’s a lot of people traffic, doors are being opened and closed a lot or were, God forbid in this day and age, the space is badly insulated.
Night set back lowers the room temperature at night, which reduces heating costs. Conveniently, users don’t need to work out, or programme in, different settings.
Optimum Start is a feature that enables the thermostat to learn the response of the system it is controlling and work out how long it will take to heat up the property. These thermostats work out the best time to switch on to ensure that the desired temperature is reached at the right time. Before the boiler fires up the actual room temperature is checked and if appropriate, firing may be delayed, thus saving fuel while still ensuring the homeowners will arrive to a warm and welcoming home.No longer do they householders have to make a wild guess about when the programme the heating to turn on.
Proportional Control is another function that helps to eliminate the overshoot that can be associated with standard on/off control and lead to unnecessary short cycling. When Proportional Control is selected, it decreases the power used by the heating system as the temperature approaches target so that there is a ‘soft landing’ rather than overshoot.
Seems like a lot to remember? Well, as the saying goes, if all else fails, read the instructions. You can find all of ours ready to download at www.timeguard.com/pdf-instructions.