A thermostat simply switches the heating system on and off as necessary. It works by sensing the air temperature, switching on the heating system when the air temperature has been quickly reached. Turning a room thermostat to a higher setting will not make the room heat up any faster.How quickly the room heats up depends on the design of the heating system for example the size of the boiler and radiators.Neither does the setting affect how quickly the room cools down. Turning a room thermostat to a lower setting will result in the room being controlled at a lower temperature, and saves energy. The heating system will not work if a time switch or programmer has switched it off.The way to set and use your room thermostat is to find the lowest temperature setting that you are comfortable with, and then leave it alone to do its job. The best way to do this is to set the room thermostat to a low temperature – say 18ºC – and then turn it up by one degree each day until you are comfortable with the temperature. You won’t have to adjust the thermostat further. Any adjustment above this setting will waste energy and cost you more money. Room thermostats need a free flow of air to sense the temperature, so they must not be covered by curtains or blocked by furniture. Dpstar Group is the sole distributor for Rainbow, Sunvic, and Ecostar thermostats. Please send your inquiry to [email protected].