Louise France - domestic heating, plumbing and gas engineer
Now is the time to upgrade your heating controls.

Apparently, around 60% of our energy bills are spent heating our homes, so it's really worth investing in clever devices to save you energy.

One of the latest controls, nest, incorporates a motion sensor that can monitor your activity & adjust the temperature accordingly.
Another allows you to retro-zone your system without the need for  drain down. 
They are programmer and room thermostat built into one unit.
 
The advantage with these controls is that you can set different temperatures for different times of the day, so a little different from the on/off control you might be used to.

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Nest Learning Thermostat was designed by the brains behind apple's iPod and iPhone, so no surprise that it is beautifully crafted and unique in its user interface and functionality; it's unlike anything else on the market, and takes domestic heating controls to another dimension. They've partnered up with domestic appliance manufacturers so that nest can be fully integrated into things like your smoke alarm and lighting, to name but a few.
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with Honeywell's evohome system, you can even control the temperature in different rooms.
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I will be reviewing more popular heating controls available in the UK, with a view to giving an honest and accurate appraisal of their functionality, user interface, eco credentials and value for money.