Seven reasons why smart heating is the best option for your building

Smart heating puts you in control of the temperature in different rooms in your home, at different times, without needing to switch the boiler on or off manually. You can even control and personalise your heating remotely from your smartphone or computer, so you don’t even need to be in the house to adjust your settings. Smart heating is easy to use, convenient and you can personalise it to your specific needs for your home or office.

 

How does smart heating work?

Smart heating systems use smart thermostats that connect your heating system to the internet. This enables you to make changes to your heating wherever you are with just a few taps on your smartphone, tablet or computer. While some features can vary from system to system, most include hot water control, multi-room control and even geofencing, which tracks when you leave and re-enter the building. There are also safety and holiday modes that protect your pipes when you are not there. You don’t even need new boilers or radiators. All you have to do is swap your regular thermostat for a new smart version, which you can install easily and quickly. Unlike smart meters, which often restrict you to a specific supplier, it doesn’t matter which provider you use to supply your energy with smart heating.

 

There are lots of benefits to smart heating, which is why it is increasingly popular among homeowners. It’s adaptable and simple to use with no complicated setup. Here are seven reasons why smart heating is the best option for your building.

 

1. Easy to set up and use

Smart heating is easy and convenient to use. You can set up your heating from an app on your smartphone or tablet rather than having to programme it from a control panel manually. Depending on which smart heating system you have, you don’t even have to programme a smart thermostat. It will instead learn from your routine and create a personalised programme specifically for you.

 

2. Remote control

You can control your smart heating wherever you are on the planet — all you need is a Wi-Fi connection. You can manage your smart heating via smartphone or voice command using your home’s other smart technology. You can turn on the heating before arriving in the building or turn it off when you are not there. If your internet goes down, all it means is that you cannot control the heating online or via the app. The smart heating system will continue to run to your usual schedule. You can, of course, use the manual controls on the thermostat if you need to adjust the temperature.

 

3. Saves energy (and money)

Smart heating is not just convenient but can help you save energy and, in turn, cut your heating bills. Smart thermostats can learn how quickly a building heats and cools and will even adjust for the weather. Thanks to this clever fine-tuning, your heating will run more efficiently than ever. Smart thermostats can also track how much energy you use and make recommendations for how you can save. And if you forget to turn your heating off before you go out, you can do it from your smartphone while you are out.

 

4. Works with existing smart home features

You can link smart hearting to your home’s Wi-Fi. You can use voice assistants such as Amazon Echo with Alexa or Google Nest speakers to control your smart heating on your behalf. So, if you are going away on holiday, you can link your smart heating to your calendar, and it will know when to turn it off and on.

 

5. Works with most boilers

Smart heating is designed to work with many different heating systems, including gas, heating oil and electric boilers. In most cases, when you switch to smart heating, you are simply swapping your old thermostat for something much newer and more efficient. Therefore, if a standard programmer or thermostat controls your existing boiler, it should work with a smart heating thermostat. Most manufacturers of smart heating systems list which boilers they work with, so be sure to check out their support information or FAQs online.

 

6. Responds to the weather

Many smart heating systems come with a weather-response function, which is particularly convenient as the weather is often so unpredictable. It works by the thermostat monitoring the weather forecast online then automatically adjusting the temperature in your building accordingly. This means that the smart heating system will turn the heating down by a few degrees on days when it is hotter than usual. In turn, if temperatures drop suddenly, the smart heating system will turn up the heating a few notches to keep you at a comfortable temperature.

 

7. Sends geolocation alerts

Some smart heating systems have a geolocation function that can track your location using your smartphone. It will send a notification to your phone if it has registered that you are no longer at home, but your heating is still on. You can then quickly turn off your heating with a quick tap on the app on your phone. This feature can also notify your phone when it detects that you are on your way home and your home is cooler than your set temperature. This will enable you to turn your heating on from your phone, so it is on when you arrive.

 

Smart heating technology is sure to make your life much easier. No longer will you have to worry about whether you’ve left your heating on when you are away from home or come home to a cold house. Smart home heating takes care of your home or workplace temperature, so you don’t have to give it a second thought. Smart heating systems are packed with a host of features, including phone or email alerts, providing precise readings of your building’s energy consumption. The system is entirely eco-friendly, and as it saves you energy, it saves you money too.