Rated 2 out of 5Â by Peteczar Reach for the duck tape
Have had two of these since the central heating upgrade in 2011.
The first failed because the temperature selection dial was utterly random... dial to one degree intervals NOT.... and even if the desired number was displayed it seemed to default to 16C or 23C after a while. Replaced under guarantee by plumber/electrician but this is only sustained by duck tape holding the battery cover in place to compensate for poorly aligned battery connections and insecure locking of battery holder.
Poor design and function.
2 Feb 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Niff Good value Thermostat
Bought this thermostat to replace a mains powered unit which has died! The old one was simply a switch which waited 10 sec after reaching temperature then switched off, this meant that the radiators were still hot and so the temperature in the house continued to rise, then when it cooled down there was another wait before the unit switched the boiler back on. This meant that the house was continually either too hot or too cold.
This new Drayton unit is much more intelligent and controls the boiler so as to keep the house very close to the set temperature, which is much more efficient and and comfortable. The unit we were supplied also overstates the 'actual' temperature by 1 - 2 degree (checked with a calibrated thermometer) but as the other reviewer stated it's not a problem as I just set the required temperature a little higher.
I dont' know about the battery life yet but so far I would highly recommend this product
27 Oct 2015
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Jackal007 Pretty rubbish
First one didn't work, stuck on 22 degrees so house way too hot. Second still didn't programme in correctly despite numerous attempts but seems to work a bit despite various error leds. Battery holder very flimsy for this much money and very easy to miss the connections. Whole timing system of central heating systems seems stuck way back in the past and this is another outdated bit of tech.
17 Apr 2015
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Rolo123 Drayton thermostat
Wouldn't buy this if I knew you had to replace the batteries I have recently added this thermostat to my heating & within 3-4weeks batteries need replacing already.not good if you are away & come back to a cold house.make sure you replace the batteries if going away & keep a top up of heavy duty AA.
16 Feb 2015