With a revamped range of Sangamo heating and timer controls ready for 2021, the team at ESP looks at why the use of such products can help your customers to avoid wasting their energy.
In recent months ESP has made a significant investment to develop its Sangamo range of heating and timer controls. The exciting news is that the wraps are now off, giving installers, contractors and wholesalers a first look at the new range. The existing Sangamo selection of Choice thermostats and controllers, well-known in the industry, has been totally revamped and relaunched as the Sangamo Plus range of heating and timer controls.
The range showcases brand new products, as well as enhancements and improvements to existing items, introducing key features that are designed to boost the products’ energy saving properties. At the same time, the whole portfolio has been redesigned to create a sleek appearance and a uniform, ‘family look’ across all products. New packaging designs have also been introduced across the entire collection.
Spoilt for Choice
The Sangamo Choice Plus collections offer a wide range of heating and timer controls for domestic, commercial, and industrial use. ESP believes that this comprehensive offering will make it easier for contractors to select the right solutions for the project in hand and will provide wholesalers with a greater choice of products to offer customers.
With energy efficiency top of the agenda for the economy, businesses and householders, a key aim of the revamp is to introduce features that will assist with efficiency and performance to ultimately drive down energy usage and costs.
The new-look offering can be broken down into three main product categories – Choice+ thermostats, Choice+ programmers and Powersave+ controllers – with a total of 15 products making up the range.
The Choice+ thermostats range of products – designed for controlling heating systems via an electronic sensor – now totals seven products. The thermostat regulates and maintains a desirable temperature throughout the home by calling for heat as the temperature varies during the day. For example, if the temperature drops below the set limit the thermostat calls for heat from the boiler, heating the radiators until the set temperature is reached.
Choice+ thermostats include a TPI (Time Proportional and Integral) control feature to ensure a maintained temperature by analysis of the heating and cooling periods. In addition, the programmable thermostats include ‘Optimum Start’ and ‘Delayed Stop’ functions for additional efficiency, heating and cooling for the time programmed.
For installer convenience, Choice+ wireless thermostats are an option if a hardwired connection isn’t available in the intended location. The thermostats range comprises:
● Electronic room thermostat ● Tamper proof electronic room thermostat ● Electronic frost thermostat ● Electronic room thermostat with digital display ● Wireless electronic room thermostat with digital display ● 7 day programmable room thermostat ● Wireless programmable thermostat with digital display
The Choice+ programmers are designed to control heating and hot water independently across separate channels via a programmed schedule. There are certain properties where thermostats aren’t required and a simple programmer to activate the heating or hot water is all that’s needed.
A Choice+ programmer allows the occupant to specify when a call for heat is made in order to match their lifestyle requirements and ensure energy efficiency. There is a choice of 1- to 3- channel programmers in order to suit the system application – from single channel control suitable for combi-boilers, to double control for independent heating and hot water and, finally, a 3-channel option for when two heating zones are required.
In addition, each Choice+ programmer has a selectable ‘Service Interval’ function, which assists with compliance to the Gas Safety Regulations requiring landlords to carry out annual gas safety checks on appliances in rental properties. To ensure a user and installer friendly experience, the Choice+ programmers incorporate a large display screen with clear graphics and pre-set schedule.
The programmers range comprises: ● 1- channel programmer with digital display and service interval function ● 2- channel programmer with digital display and service interval function ● 3- channel programmer with digital display and service interval function
The Powersaver+ controllers are primarily used to control immersion heaters. In a typical UK household nearly 20% of a home’s energy cost is spent on heating hot water. Leaving an immersion heater on all the time can be a significant waste of energy that can drive this figure up to 25%, or even higher.
The automatic control of a Powersaver+ controller can, therefore, save on fuel expenditure and energy wastage. Amongst a wide range of applications, the Powersaver+ controller models are also suitable for combi-boilers, panel heaters, lighting (including LEDs) and towel rails.
The range includes a double pole switched fused option to incorporate an extra isolation feature which separates the live and neutral wires, adding additional safety for high loads.
The controllers range comprises: ● 2 hour electronic boost timer ● 2 hour electronic boost timer & fused spur ● 7 day time switch with boost ● 24 hour fused spur time switch with boost ● 7 day fused spur time switch with boost
Housing and packaging
As part of the relaunch, the entire collection of products has undergone a complete housing redesign to produce a range that’s consistent in look and features a bold, contemporary appearance to appeal to the end user. Brand new packaging has also been designed to create a uniform look with striking blue and white colours that will stand out and make it easy to identify products within the range.
Dedicated brochure A dedicated brochure has been produced to provide full details of the entire range and will act as a valuable resource for installers and wholesalers alike. This can be downloaded from the ESP website and is also available on the Scolmore Group App within the ‘catalogues’ section.
Watch a promotional video of the revamped Sangamo heating controls range by clicking here