I recently bought a house and I'd like someone in the know to explain how my heating system works. I don't intend to fix it or anything like that but I'd like to know what does what. Or to be more specific, how my water + radiators heat.
I have a gas system boiler with a programmable timer in the kitchen. This only has the option for time programmes and on/off.
I also have two thermostats - one downstairs and one upstairs.
In the hot press, I have a cylinder and coming off it are several pipes, one having two valves. I assume these valves are linked to each thermostat ? With the heating on, I've turned the thermostats up and down but neither valves work. What I've found is, even with the stats turn down to 5 degress each, the radiators still operate.
Am I correct in thinking that when the stats are down low, those valves should be shut off and no hot water should go to the radiators but only the shower water heat instead?
My second query is, would a system like hive work with my setup?
I've added a crude image of my setup if it helps.
Thanks for any advice.