Smart thermostats are a feature of many homes these days. But, despite their numerous benefits, there are still millions of homes yet to upgrade to a smart, Wi-Fi-connected thermostat despite other similar innovative technology (such as smart speakers) continuing their upward trajectory.
With that in mind, let’s look at smart thermostats in more detail and give you five reasons why you should have one fitted in your home today.
What is a Smart Thermostat?
In short, a smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi-connected system that can be controlled by any other internet-enabled mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet. They come with a range of automated and advanced features designed to save you time, energy and ultimately money.
You might have heard of the most popular smart thermostat brands, such as Nest and Hive. However, there are actually dozens of brands available today, including traditional boiler brands such as Honeywell. The one that’s right for your home will depend on several factors, so make sure to get in touch to discuss your options.
So, now you understand what we mean when talking about smart thermostats, what are some of the main reasons you might want to upgrade to one?
#1: Save Money on Energy Bills
With energy bills soaring for everyone at the moment, there’s never been a better time to harness the power of a smart thermostat to save money. Not only do they give you the power to turn the heating up and down only when you need it (rather than being stuck with a timer or preset temperature), but they can make adjustments on your behalf.
They do this by ‘learning’ your heating and cooling habits and making adjustments on your behalf to ensure that your home is comfortable when you need it and more energy-efficient when you don’t.
In many cases, a smart thermostat installation can pay for itself within a few years via the savings you accrue alone, never mind the added convenience.
#2: Control Temperatures in Zones
Do you have rooms in the house that you use much more often than others? If so, you can use a smart thermostat to establish “zones” so that you only heat the areas of the house that require warmth.
For instance, if you rarely use your study, you can use the smart thermostat to turn down (or turn off) the heating in that room while ensuring the heating remains on in your living room and kitchen.
#3: Pairs with a Mobile Device for Remote Heating Control
Smart thermostats give you the ultimate control over your heating, from wherever you happen to be. With their connected apps, you can turn down the heating when you leave for the supermarket or even set the ideal temperatures while you’re on holiday.
Suppose you’ve been away for a while. In that case, you can set the house to warm up for a few hours before your return. Or perhaps you’ve forgotten to turn the heating down before spending the weekend away with family. Again, you can simply open the app and adjust it accordingly, all with a few taps of a phone or tablet screen.
#4: More Environmentally-Friendly
As the impacts of climate change are more frequently displayed in our weather and other natural disasters, the onus is on all of us to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
Smart thermostats offer a much more environmentally-friendly way to manage to heat our homes since they allow us to only use energy when we really need it. Using smart technology in this way to reduce our carbon footprint is crucial for developing a more sustainable way of living.
#5: User-Friendly Interface – Easy to Program/Set Schedules
One of the bugbears of old-fashioned thermostats and heating systems is that they are difficult to program and often counter-intuitive. Smart thermostats, on the other hand, work using a connected app and couldn’t be any easier to use.
All you need to do is set up your basic preferences – such as when you want the heating on and off, what temperature you like your home to be and which areas of the home you would like to heat – and the smart thermostat will do the rest, optimising as it goes. You can even set schedules so that your heating turns on and off at certain times of the day without lifting a finger.
Contact Wirral Plumbers Today to Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
If you’re looking for an easy and convenient way to upgrade your home heating system, a smart thermostat is the way to go. Not only will you save money on your energy bills and be able to control your heating remotely, but you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment.
To find out more about smart thermostats and how they could benefit your home, get in touch with Wirral Plumbers today. We install all major smart thermostat brands in homes across the Wirral, Liverpool, Merseyside and North Wales regions.