What does a smart thermostat do?
A smart thermostat connects to your Wi-Fi so you can control your heating through any internet-connected device. You can create automated settings for the temperature of your home, based on a schedule or even the weather outside. You can also turn your heating on and off when you’re away from home, which is ideal for warming it up before you get in.
Is a smart thermostat worth it?
By keeping your home at the right temperature without using excessive heating, a smart thermostat can save you a significant amount on your energy bills over time. It’s also worth factoring in the value of convenience and comfort to figure out whether it’s worth it for your home.
What’s the difference between a smart meter and a smart thermostat?
Despite being confused for one another, smart meters and smart thermostats are not alike. The two both connect to your Wi-Fi, explaining the “smart” name. However, a smart meter cannot control your heating. It simply monitors your energy use and automatically creates records for your provider.
Are smart thermostats easy to use?
A new smart thermostat installation can be daunting particularly if you’ve been used to a certain type of control for a long time.
Some smart thermostats are really clever and advanced but some are still so simple to use. In-fact many people find controlling their thermostat from their phone easier.
Don’t worry though, we know which Smart thermostat installation will be best for you, just let us know your concerns and we’ll be happy to advise.
I don't currently have a thermostat, can I still have a smart thermostat installed?
Of course, it doesn’t matter if you don’t have any wiring to any controls at the moment, we can install smart thermostats which are wireless, meaning we can always get the smart thermostat in the best location with minimal work and disruption.
I don't have a combi boiler I have a hot water tank, can I still have a smart thermostat installed?
Absolutely, some smart thermostats will only control your heating but there are some available which will control your hot water too. Whatever the situation, we can make it work.
Are all smart thermostats controllable from a phone?
No, not all smart thermostats are controllable from a phone, it’s a common miss-conception that smart thermostats are smart because they’re connected to the internet.
Smart thermostats are smart because they have a thought process and are able to make calculations that help your boiler run more efficiently and help you save money.
Will a smart thermostat installation save me money on my energy bills?
The answer to this question is difficult and not so black and white. Smart thermostats come with many benefits, which will help you save money on your gas bills and can help your boiler run more smoothly meaning you save money on repairs etc too – but only if set up and used correctly.
It all depends on variables too like is this winter colder than last years winter for example.
But yes – smart thermostats are designed to burn less gas and waste less heat.
My house currently gets too hot even though I have set it to 20 degrees. Will a smart thermostat help?
Smart thermostats are designed to help you save money and be more comfortable, they’re smart because they can learn when it can turn off the heating to prevent it from going over the 20°c that you asked for.
We call that an ‘overshoot’, and preventing that overshoot is one of the clever things that makes a smart thermostat start.
So yes, a new smart thermostat installation will definitely help control your home to a much more comfortable, steady temperature.