What is a smart thermostat and how does it benefit me?

The advancement of smart technology over the last few years has really changed the way we do things. Many of us have smartphones, smart watches and smart TVs but there are dozens more products available that are creating Smart Homes including smart thermostats. Smart technology has been designed to improve our lives by making things easier.

What is a smart thermostat?

Advanced smart thermostats can learn your routine, detect when you’re in the house and when you’re on your way home and adjust your heating to suit.

We all want to have lower energy bills and a smart thermostat can help. It allows you to monitor and control your home’s heating and electricity remotely using a smartphone, tablet or computer. For instance, if you’re not going to be home until late you can postpone when your heating comes on so you’re not heating an empty house.

A smart thermostat consists of three components:

  • First component plugs into your boiler
  • Second component is the thermostat and main control in your home
  • Third component is the app on your smartphone, tablet or computer

How would a smart thermostat benefit me?

A smart thermostat gives you total control. If you wake up on a Saturday morning and fancy putting the heating on, do it without leaving your bed. If you go away for the weekend get the heating on whilst you are travelling. You can check in a matter of seconds by looking at the app on your tablet the status of your system.

Your smart thermostat will also send you reports so you can see how much energy you’re using. This might encourage you to adjust when your heating comes on and off. You have the control to turn your thermostat down 2 or 3 degrees to save energy at the click of a button. This should in turn, help you cut your energy bills.

Customers looking for a smart thermostat for their home can buy radiators from all leading manufacturers at PlumbNation.co.uk/heating-controls . Customers looking for the brand of their choice can browse and buy from honeywell thermostats and danfoss thermostats.