I only need 2 settings for my heating, one for night and another for day since we're basically at home all day every day.
We have a ground source/underfloor setup which was designed to run primarily on night saver electricity, a bit like a storage system. So we set it low in the daytime and high at night. But because of the storage nature of the system and the fact that it takes probably a few hours to properly react to weather changes, I sometimes need to make manual tweaks to the temperature so I watch the weather a bit etc. It actually works fine believe it or not - EXCEPT THAT the thermostat that came with it is a nuisance because for instance if the weather gets suddenly cooler and I want to set my nighttime temperature higher I have to make seven changes ( one for each day ).
I want to replace the unit with a Programmable Thermostat which is set once for the seven days ( since they're all going to be the same anyway ) - however I only see one such device on the web and I'm not sure I can even buy it here ( Ireland ) ... there are many options for 7 day programmable stats and I know they have modes 7day, 5-2, 5-1 etc but none suggest being able to put them into a simple "single day" type mode - though I studied this stuff in college so I know a mode like this should be simple to add to a unit during design and manufacture
So my question is — it typical for a 7 day programmable to be capable of working in a more simplistic single day more, or do i have to go on doing seven times the programming every time I want to account for the weather?