Smart Thermostats: what are they?

Heating Engineer Leeds

In a world where everything is turning digital, smart thermostats are becoming more and more popular. Smart thermostats allow you to control the temperature of your home via your smartphone or tablet wherever you are, giving you greater control over with how you heat your home and exactly when.

A traditional home thermostat allows you to change the temperature of your home using a control, however you have to be at home to do this. A smart thermostat gives you more efficient, more user-friendly and more accessible control over your home’s heating, as you can control everything from your mobile phone is just a couple of clicks.

What is the difference between smart controls and traditional central heating controls?

Smart controls provide a greater level of control to how you heat your home and when. Using a device with internet connection such as a mobile phone or a tablet, you can control your home central heating system in a few simple steps. Controlling your heating system has never been easier or put you in control so much.  

Traditional central heating thermostats offer a basic level of control and allows users to change the temperature of the whole house, but these are often left at the same temperature and rarely changed. Smart thermostats and controls allow you to take control of your energy usage, turn off your heating when you know no one is at home or delay the start if you know you’re going to be staying late at the office.

Why do I need smart thermostat?

You can now control your heating and hot water from your mobile phone giving you more control over the amount of energy you use and when you use it, helping you to make energy efficient decisions. Plus, it’s not only the environment you’ll be helping, using energy more efficiently will also help you to save money on your energy bills.

Smart thermostats have also developed in recent years and can now also track your preferences and uses this data to automatically adjust to your needs. Making smart decisions on your behalf so you don’t even need to think about your home central heating. With up to 60% of household energy consumed through central heating, even small changes in your usage can produce significant financial savings. Combing a new energy efficient boiler with a smart thermostat allows you to take control of how and when you heat your home at the touch of a button.

The ability to remotely control the temperature of your home is ideal if you work shifts or long hours as you can amend your heating schedule when you need to. As long as you have an internet connection, whether Wi-Fi or 4G, you can adjust your heating to suit you and your family.

Each smart thermostat control is supplied with a pre-set programme that can then be easily modified to suit your requirements. Smart Thermostats are highly adaptable and can be programmed to work with a number of devices, so you can schedule the heating to work with your busy family life.