Let us break down the benefits of a smart thermostat and how it could save you money?

As we mentioned in our previous blog – you should think about investing in a smart thermostat – you can even control your heating remotely via apps on your smartphone or tablet.

First of all, what is a smart thermostat?

They are new bits of kit that allow you to connect your heating system to the internet while also allowing to control each heating zone in your home via an app on your smartphone or tablet. You can control your heating while you are at work or on holiday. Remember these are not smart meters and while you can install them yourselves, we recommend giving us a call (07542 781131) so we can advise on the right option for your home.

Are they expensive?

Smart stats vary in price from the very reasonable (Tado) to the fairly expensive (Nest). Depending on the size of your home and then number of heating zones, cost’s will vary between £150-£300.

Can they save me money?

The advantage of a smart thermostat is its ability to learn your homes patterns and adjust heating and cooling accordingly. This reduces the use of heating and cooling systems when nobody is home for significant periods of time. A 2010 survey noted that 89% of users rarely or never programmed their thermostat. If that sounds like you, then why not get in touch today (07542 781131) and we’ll help to save you money.

What else can they do?

Most brands link up to Amazon Echo, Google Home and IFTTT and offer features such as multi-room control, hot water control, ‘geofencing’ to track when you leave and enter your home, draught detection, safety and holiday modes to protect your pipes when you’re not there, and feedback on your heating patterns.

Get in touch to find out more about Smart Stats.

If you are thinking of upgrading to a smart thermostat, let us guide you and ensure you make the right choice. Give us a call on 07542 781131 or email us at mclellanplumbing@hotmail.com and let us get your Smart Thermostat up and running.