Smart thermostats have transformed the way that people are heating their homes. With a more personalised approach, smart thermostats have made controlling your heating easier than ever. They connect your heating system to the internet so that you can monitor and manage your energy usage.
Here are the Top 5 Reasons to Install a Smart Thermostat-
Save money on energy bills
Saving money on energy bills is one of the main reasons why people switch to a smart thermostat. Although smart thermostats usually cost between £120-£220, when a thermostat in your home is programmed properly it’s handy built-in features can help you save money over time. It learns about your everyday heating habits so that it can automatically adjust your energy usage. Overtime you shouldn’t have to change the temperature again, it will set times automatically. This allows you to become more energy efficient compared to traditional thermostats.
Information on your energy usage
Carrying on from the first reason, a smart thermostat enables you to review your energy usage history and optimise your home’s temperature. This means you have useful information showing how often you have your heating on and how long your system runs for. So you can make decisions based on your heating history that will save even more money on your next energy bill.
Monitor and adjust your settings remotely
If you are out and want to put your heating on so that your home is warm for when you get in, you can use a smart thermostat instantaneously through mobile apps. Similarly if you are out and realise you’ve forgotten to turn your heating off, you can do it easily on your smartphone so that you are not wasting heat in an empty home. If you are tech-savvy you will be able to get the most out of the energy saving features that are included and this doesn’t just benefit you; your whole family can have the companion app installed on their mobile device or tablet.
You don’t even need to get up to adjust your heating with smart controls. If you have an Alexa, Apple HomeKit or GoogleHome you can integrate your home heating into your smart devices so that when you are busy, you can adjust your heating up or down with your voice instead. You can also check what temperature your home is currently at simply by asking your smart home device.
Heat different rooms in your home
Some smart thermostats allow you to heat different rooms in your home with smart radiator thermostats. This means that you won’t have any wasted energy in rooms that are not in use, only the ones you are actually in. If you have a big house, zonal heating systems are extremely beneficial.
If you are thinking about installing a smart home device but not sure what type of thermostat is right for you, the team at Ramki can assess your needs then recommend and install smart technologies that will improve the way your home works. Having a qualified heating engineer install your smart thermostat is important so that you have peace of mind knowing the system is set up correctly and don’t have to worry about any mishaps. We work with industry leading brands such as Nest Pro and Heatmiser to provide you with the best smart controls available.