Within the heating system controls, a control system is needed to direct the operations of all of the connected heating equipment. Controls involve sensors that measure the current state of a given environment (such as a home, apartment building, or commercial facility) and compare this data to target ranges or points that the user designates. Controls can be used to manage temperature, humidity, or pressure; direct heating elements such as hot-cold water and/or steam, and start and stop related equipment such as valves, pumps, dampers and motors. Digital programming can also allow users to dictate time schedules and set-points, create trend logs and monitor alarms. Upgrading with the latest control technology is an essential part of improving your heating system’s overall energy efficiency.