Immersion and timers


Do you think its worth using an timer with an immersion? I am planning on getting this setup;
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp ;jsessionid=WPNX1IF1LC22CCSTHZOCFFY?idf341&ts479
Hopefully this will replace my existing manual divertor and basic timer without independant water and heating? Do you think it will do the job?
Also where is the best place to put a thermostat in a house?
Thanks Jamie
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Jamie wrote:

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp ;jsessionid=WPNX1IF1LC22CCSTHZOCFFY?idf341&ts479
Is it worth using a timer with an immersion heater? Yes. electricity is very expensive and you don't want to use it unnecessarily.
I have a "one-shot" button on the immersion heater timer. In one-shot mode, it will heat until the tank is hot and then stop until the next timer event. So I can have a bath in the evening without leaving the tank full of re-heated hot water, all night. I have it set to heat another tankfull in the early morning, which does for a shower when I get up and the hot water I need during the day.
Will that kit do the job? It certainly wouldn't with a hopper-fed coal boiler. But i can only guess what system you have.
The best place for thermostats, IMHO, is on every radiator. But, YMMV. hallways seem the traditional place...
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http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp ;jsessionid=WPNX1IF1LC22CCSTHZOCFFY?idf341&ts479
It should allow seperate controls of the HW and CH as long as you can do the plumbing and electrics. It is the equivalent of the Y plan shown here http://content.honeywell.com/uk/homes/systems.htm
But is is not is a timer for an immersion. Look on screwfix or TLC for immersion timers

Use a TRV on all the rads, except the rad in the room with the wall stat. This room should have no secondary heating (ie not in a lounge with a gas/electric fire or in a kitchen with it's cooker)
The usual place is the hallway
Adam
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