Smart thermostats – all you need to know

Helping the planet by saving energy is certainly something to feel good about, but it shouldn’t be to the detriment of your comfort! The ideal temperature for most homes is typically around 18°- 21°, but this can vary. Setting your thermostat to the lowest level you find comfortable is generally a great way of achieving a balance between comfort and energy saving. There’s a variety of products out there to help you achieve this.

Smart thermostats – all you need to know

Energy Saving Trust have estimated you could save up to £150 a year by installing and correctly using heating controls like programmers and thermostats for your new boiler. And with all the high-tech heating controls on the market now, there are even more opportunities to save. For example, smart thermostats are becoming more and more popular as they typically provide a quick and easy way of controlling your central heating.

Smart thermostats like those manufactured by Netatmo and Nest feature state-of-the-art technology which allows you to monitor your heating habits and create personalised heating schedules to match your daily routine. Some smart devices can even sense when you walk in or out of the door, so your thermostat could potentially turn your heating on or off automatically.

You can control many smart thermostats via your smartphone or tablet, which means you can access and operate your heating on the go. Worrying about leaving your heating on could be a thing of the past!

What are the benefits of smart thermostats?

A smart thermostat could help make your home more energy efficient. By providing you with a quick, easy and convenient way of controlling your heating, these intelligent gadgets could help you find a temperature that’s right for you without using too much energy. Here’s a list of the potential advantages:

 

  • Have more control over your central heating
  • Quick and easy to set up
  • Easy to use
  • Reduce your household’s carbon dioxide emissions
  • You could save money on your energy bills by potentially boosting your heating’s energy-efficiency (1)
  • Create personalised schedules for your heating and hot water
  • Control your heating from outside your home
  • You can heat specific areas in your home at precise temperatures.

A smart thermostat coud be the perfect solution to finding the right balance between energy efficiency and comfort.

If you're won over by the idea of controlling your heating from wherever you are we've teamed up with Helplink to offer customers a free HeatSmart® (our smart thermostat) when buying a new boiler.