Smart Thermostats - Are They Worth Installing?

Smart thermostats are among the latest technology that can improve the way you heat your home. A smart thermostat allows you to remotely control the temperature of your home from your smartphone, tablet or computer. This technology allows you to heat your home to your preferred temperature at any time of day, from anywhere in the world with internet access. The devices are fair simple to operate, however, they should be installed by an experienced heating engineer.

What’s the Difference Between a Smart Thermostat and a Regular Thermostat?

Older style thermostats are typically controlled via a dial or control pad and fixed to a wall inside your home. It allows you to regulate your home’s temperature by controlling when the heating switches on and off. It may also be possible to program your heating top switch on and off a few times throughout the day, but any adjustments to the programmed settings have to be made manually.

This means that if you are delayed in getting home one evening and don’t need the heating on until much later there is nothing you can do. The same goes if you go on holiday and forget to turn off the heating program, your only option would be to get someone with a key to go to your home to turn it off.

With a smart thermostat in place you can make adjustments to the temperature in your home from wherever you are in the world, at any time. It’s as simple as logging into the app on your smartphone, tablet or computer, and within a few quick taps you can make any required changes. This allows you to turn the heating up just before you return home, or keeping an eye on the temperature of your home when your away for a couple of weeks during an unexpected cold period.

How Does a Smart Thermostat Work?

It is generally made up of 3 parts, with the first part connecting to the boiler to communicate with the second part. The second part is the thermostat control unit, which is located somewhere within your home. The third and final part the app that has to be downloaded onto your smartphone, tablet or computer. As long as you have internet access the app can be accessed anywhere in the world to control the temperature of your home.

Choosing the Right Smart Thermostat

This can be very confusing as there is a wide variety of smart thermostats on the market. The best way to make a choice is to contact a reputable heating engineer, such as Hometech, for advice on which is best for your boiler and requirements.

Can a Smart Thermostat Help to Save Money on Energy Bills?

As well as providing convenience and flexibility, smart thermostats can also save you money by helping you to control your heating use more efficiently.

How Can I Find Out More?

If you’d like some more information, have some questions you’d like to ask, or are looking for a qualified and reputable smart thermostat installer then get in touch with out team of experts at Hometech Heating & Plumbing today, we’re happy to help.