A closer look at… the Nu-Heat neoStat

neoStat from NuHeat

The neoStat is a programmable thermostat that can be partnered with the neoHub to unlock a wider range of ‘smart’ functions. It’s a great solution for a homeowner looking for precise and flexible control of their heating system.

The neo vs. standard thermostats
Nu-Heat offers a range of programmable thermostats, with the neo being one. The main difference is that the neoStat can offer remote control of the heating system through a downloadable app. By upgrading to the neoHub and syncing the neo system to a smartphone or tablet, it opens up features such as Geo-Location which enables the thermostat to switch the heating on and off depending on the user’s proximity to the property.

The neoStat ensures that the underfloor heating system is perfectly timed and set to match the lifestyle of the homeowner.


Installing a neoStat

The neoStat is installed like any other wired thermostat and is suitable for any project. The neoHub is required to enable access to the app and remote functionality. The Hub looks similar to a wireless router used for connecting to the internet.

Because each individual neoStat in the property can be controlled via a smartphone or tablet, there is no need to directly engage with the thermostats. If decoration of the property is very minimalist, the remote control option, via the downloadable Nu-Heat App, means that the thermostats can be hidden away, out of sight.

neoStat in room


Functions of the neo system

Aside from the standard functions you’d expect from a thermostat, the neo system also offers:

    • Geo-Location
      This function makes use of the user’s phone location services to turn the heating off when a certain distance away from the property and back on again when returning. This can be a great back-up that will automatically turn the heating off when the property is empty – perfect for weekends when the heating may be programmed to be on all day.

 

    • Optimum Start
      This delays the start-up of the heating system to the latest possible moment to avoid unnecessary heating and ensure the property is warm at the programmed time. Optimum Start uses the rate of temperature change information to calculate how long the heating needs to raise the building temperature 1⁰C and starts the heating accordingly. The neo automatically adjusts the heat-up time throughout the year.

 

    • Holiday mode
      A function most are familiar with, holiday mode reduces the set temperature in the property to the frost protection temperature setting. It will them automatically return to the program mode on the homeowner’s return.

 

  • Sensor selection
    The neoStat enables a choice to select between air temperature, floor temperature, or both. When both sensors are enabled, the floor sensor is used as a floor limiting sensor and is designed to prevent the floor from overheating.

Find out more about the neoStat and watch a video here. You can also give us a call on 01404 540650.

A basic guide to choosing the right thermostat

Controllability is an important consideration when installing underfloor heating – one of the biggest areas of wastage from a heating system is down to poor controls.

Lifestyle tends to dictate the amount of controllability required. Will there be a benefit to thermostats that offer remote controllability, enabling the heating to be turned on or off on the way home from work, or in a holiday home? For someone who spends most of their time at home with a standard routine, a simple dial stat may meet requirements perfectly.

To help make the choice of thermostat easier, we look at the five most popular in our range, explaining what they offer and the projects they are most suited to.

Nu-Heat neoStats
neoStat with optional neoHub and app

  • An all singing, all dancing thermostat that allows remote control of the heating system through a downloadable app
  • Holiday, temperature hold and temperature over-ride functions to name a few
  • The energy saving Optimum Start calculates the amount of heat up time required to ensure warmth when needed, automatically adjusting this throughout the year

Dial thermostat
Standard dial thermostat

  • Offers simple and effective individual room-by-room control
  • Similar to standard central heating controls, so most will be familiar with this type of stat and how it operates
  • Suitable for the majority of projects

PbS thermostat
Push button programmable thermostat

  • Individually programmable time and temperature control. Programmable thermostats help improve energy efficiency and responsiveness as rooms are controlled at the precise temperature required throughout the day
  • Particularly suitable where different areas of the house need to be programmed to heat at different times of the day, such as heating bedrooms for shorter periods and living rooms from late afternoon into the evening
  • Suitable for the majority of projects

PbR thermostat
Wireless programmable thermostat

  • Due to being wireless, these thermostats can be fitted into an existing building without the need to chase wiring into the walls, causing less disruption
  • Same functionality as the push button programmable thermostat
  • Often the best choice for renovation projects

Central touchscreen console
Low voltage programmable thermostat and central touchscreen console

  • The best solution for larger new-build projects that incorporate building management control systems (BMS) as they integrate seamlessly with whole house monitoring and control systems
  • The touchscreen console makes it simple to programme and adjust all the thermostats from one central position, meaning individual thermostats can be hidden away in a cupboard

You can find out more information on our thermostat range on the Nu-Heat website.

Introducing fully designed LoPro®Max – the ultimate UFH solution for renovations

LoProMax being installed in a kitchen

Virtually any home can now enjoy the benefits of warm water underfloor heating thanks to LoPro®Max, an innovative new UFH system specifically developed by Nu-Heat for renovation projects.

Older properties, those being extended or renovated, and even those with lowers levels of insulation are now able to upgrade to an efficient, invisible heating system that will help towards keeping energy costs down.

The revolutionary new system features the highest heat output of any retrofit UFH system, easily reaching 120W/m², and offers fast response times equivalent to that of a radiator, all with a low height build-up of just 22mm.

LoPro®Max can be installed in a wide range of projects on both ground and upper floor levels over solid and timber sub-floors.  The system uses a vacuum-formed castellated panel to securely hold the floor heating tube in place before covering in a specialist self-levelling compound, LoPro®QuickSet.  The compound is highly conductive and provides a robust and perfectly level floor surface which can be walked on after just eight hours and is ready for tiling within 72 hours – good news if your project is on a tight schedule.  LoPro®Max is suitable for all floor finishes including tiles, limestone, marble, engineered timber and modern vinyls as well as carpet.

The system integrates seamlessly with any radiator circuit and is the perfect partner for modern gas, oil and LPG condensing boilers as well as heat pumps.

The low running costs of LoPro®Max are a major plus point for any homeowner when compared to an equivalent electric underfloor heating system.  For example, a 30m² electric underfloor system would cost approximately £720 per annum to run.  LoPro®Max  costs just £240 when working with a gas boiler – a huge saving of £480, or 30p per hour!

Nu-Heat creates a bespoke system design for every project as well as supplying everything you need to successfully install a LoPro®Max whole house system, including detailed design drawings, clear and concise manuals and LoPro®Quickset.  Support from the experienced Nu-Heat technical team over the phone is also available if needed.

Key features of LoPro®Max:

  • High heat output – up to 120W/m²
  • Super-fast response time – equivalent to that of a traditional radiator system
  • The easy-to-use self-levelling compound can be walked on after eight hours and provides a perfectly level surface ready for tiling within 72 hours
  • One third of the running cost of an electric UFH system
  • Virtually any floor covering can be applied over LoPro®Max
  • All this with a low height build up of just 22mm

LoPro®Max is also available in OneZone packs, a perfect solution for installing UFH in single areas such as extensions or bathrooms.  OneZones are available in sizes 5m²-60m² and can be ordered online here.

Find out more about LoPro®Max and the entire LoPro® range here or call or call 0800 7311976.

Introducing LoPro®Max OneZone – the ultimate retrofit single zone UFH solution

LoPro<sup>®</sup>Max over an existing timber floor

Nu-Heat is introducing a new product to the innovative LoPro® range, LoPro®Max OneZone.  LoPro®Max OneZone features a high heat output and fast response times equivalent to that of a radiator system, all with a low height build up of just 22mm.

LoPro®Max OneZone is a warm water underfloor heating system designed for retrofit projects and is ideal for anyone upgrading, replacing or installing heating in one open area.  Extensions and conversions combined are also possible providing that the floors are of a similar level prior to installation.  Due to the impressive heat output, LoPro®Max OneZone is the perfect solution for spaces with large areas of glazing, such as conservatories, and those with minimal insulation where underfloor heating would not usually be a suitable option.

This revolutionary new underfloor heating solution can be installed on ground and upper floor levels over both solid and timber sub-floors.  The system uses a castellated panel design to securely hold the floor heating tube in place before covering in a specialist self-levelling compound, LoPro®QuickSet.  The compound is highly conductive and provides a robust and perfectly level floor surface which can be walked on after three hours and is ready for tiling within just 72 hours.  LoPro®Max OneZone is suitable for all floor finishes including tiles, limestone, marble, engineered timber and modern vinyls as well as carpet.

The system integrates seamlessly with any radiator circuit and is the perfect partner for modern gas, oil and LPG condensing boilers.  Due to the fast response times, the system can be controlled by an existing timeclock, so there is no need to change any present wiring or heating controls.

The low running costs of LoPro®Max OneZone are a major plus point for any homeowner when compared to an equivalent electric underfloor heating system.  For example, a 30m² electric underfloor system would cost approximately £720 per annum to run.  LoPro®Max OneZone costs just £240 when working with a gas boiler – a huge saving of £480, or 30p per hour!

Nu-Heat supplies everything you need to successfully install LoPro®Max OneZone including clear and concise manuals and support from the experienced Nu-Heat technical team over the phone if needed.  The pack sizes range from 4m² up to 60m² and include all controls, the correct amount of Fastflo floor heating tube, the castellated panel fixing system and the fast drying LoPro®QuickSet self-levelling compound.

Key features of LoPro®Max OneZone:

  • High heat output – up to 120W/m²
  • Fast response time – equivalent to that of a traditional radiator system
  • The easy-to-use self-levelling compound can be walked on after three hours (dependant on site conditions) and provides a perfectly level surface ready for tiling within 72 hours
  • One third of the running cost of an electric UFH system
  • Virtually any floor covering can be applied over LoPro®Max OneZone
  • All this with a low height build up of just 22mm

Nu-Heat will be launching LoPro®Max Whole House later this year, offering the same innovative features as LoPro®Max OneZone together with a bespoke system design.

Find out more about LoPro®Max OneZone here or call 0800 731 1976.