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Alde heating temp sensor 1 month 3 weeks ago #470599

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Hi All,
A quick question... The Alde panel shows a temperature at least 2-3 degrees above a thermometer placed very close. There's no indication in the settings part that the sensor is remote, so I'm assuming it's built into the panel? The location isn't the most sensible, being close to the electrical sockets over the work surface in the kitchen, where the kettle is placed to boil.

I just wanted an idea before I potentially ask about a warranty repair. Any observations gratefully received...
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Alde heating temp sensor 1 month 3 weeks ago #470603

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I have to say I have looked for these sensors myself but never found one. I would try Alde's helpline as it could be a faulty sensor although I am not sure how accurate they are.
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Alde heating temp sensor 1 month 3 weeks ago #470614

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If you work your way through the settings on the control panel, there is an offset where you can adjust the displayed temperature to correct/match a known accurate measurement (always assuming that your thermometer is correct of course?).

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Alde heating temp sensor 1 month 3 weeks ago #470633

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NigelHutson wrote:
If you work your way through the settings on the control panel, there is an offset where you can adjust the displayed temperature to correct/match a known accurate measurement (always assuming that your thermometer is correct of course?).

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Alde heating temp sensor 1 month 3 weeks ago #470634

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Our Alde always read at least 3 degrees above the actual room temperature. We just set the temperature with this in mind.
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Alde heating temp sensor 1 month 2 weeks ago #470676

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Must admit that never occurred to me but it makes sense. We have no idea how accurate the sensor is, we just adjust it up or down without worrying about the accuracy if we need to.
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Alde heating temp sensor 1 month 2 weeks ago #470685

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The problem with graduating any space heating appliance with degrees, is that the temperature within a space is rarely consistent at all point within the space. Natural convection will result in air at the top of the space can be several degrees warmer than air at the bottom. Also depending on location of the heater the actual convection currents, it can be warmer on one side of a room than another, So when we say a room is at 22C, it could have a considerable range of temperatures in different parts in the room.

Other factors such as if the heat is fan assisted, or whether its using radiant energy can make a big difference.

So depending on where the heaters sensor is located , it could easily many degrees different to where you are.

I always advocated using a range of numbers not degrees for appliance designs to avoid legitimate complaint that a room does not meet the set number of degrees. It relied on the user to experiment and find a dial position that satisfied them whatever the temperature may be.
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Alde heating temp sensor 1 month 2 weeks ago #470687

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Been to the caravan today to give it a clean after the 700 mile round trip to Cornwall, and played with the temperature tuning. Seems better.

Prof, I understand your points but disagree. Were the wife and I to use a random scale she would still be too cold, and it's only when she sees it's "22C" for example, is she prepared to think it's OK.
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Alde heating temp sensor 1 month 2 weeks ago #470695

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Guzzilazz wrote:
Been to the caravan today to give it a clean after the 700 mile round trip to Cornwall, and played with the temperature tuning. Seems better.

Prof, I understand your points but disagree. Were the wife and I to use a random scale she would still be too cold, and it's only when she sees it's "22C" for example, is she prepared to think it's OK.

But that all depends on where the sensor is. If its in a cool area she may feel warm enough, but if its in a warmer area she may feel cool.

I do agree there are a lot of psychological effects that can affect how we feel about a temperature.
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Alde heating temp sensor 1 month 2 weeks ago #470720

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The caravans are supposed to be tested at the Alde test centre to make sure the temperature is evened out. Having said that a degree or two difference between areas is inevitable. Personally I do not worry if the reading is accurate and just turn it up or down as needed.
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