With energy bills more than doubling in the last two years, people across the country are looking at ways to reduce their energy consumption. One way to do this is by installing a smart thermostat. They boast plenty of features that can help you bring the overall costs of heating your home.
But how exactly do they manage to reduce your energy bills? And why might you consider getting one?
How Does a Smart Thermostat Work?
So-called “smart” thermostats are given this title because they can do much more than your standard thermostat. They are connected to your home Wi-Fi network and can be controlled via an app on your smartphone or tablet.
This gives you money-saving features, such as the ability to change your home’s temperature no matter where you are. So, if you forget to turn the heating off before you leave for work, you can do it from your phone.
So, what else can they do to help you shave some money off of your energy bills?
How Does a Smart Thermostat Save You Money?
There are plenty of ways in which a smart thermostat can save you money. While merely installing one won’t result in any drastic changes, using all of their features will help you see significant savings.
Here are some of the most effective ways smart thermostats help you save money:
1. They Help You Use Energy More Efficiently
A smart thermostat will help you to use energy in your home more efficiently. Primarily, they give you the ability to heat specific areas or “zones” of your home so that you never heat a room you’re not using.
This is a really effective way to save energy and money as you’re only ever heating the areas that you spend time in.
2. They Automatically Adjust to Your Routine
A big part of saving money with a smart thermostat is that they continue to “learn” your heating and living habits/routines. After several weeks, the smart software running the thermostat will pick up when you’re usually home, when you leave for work, and when you go to bed at night.
Once it has this information, it can automatically adjust the heating in your home to better suit your needs. So, if you’re away at work during the day, there’s no need to heat your home to a comfortable temperature. If you forget to turn the heating down, it will send a reminder to the linked app on your phone.
3. You Can Control the Heating from Anywhere
Leaving your heating on all day while you’re out can be an expensive mistake. With a smart thermostat, you can easily turn the heating off (or down) from wherever you are.
So, if you happen to leave for work, or worse, go on holiday without first turning the heating down to a reasonable temperature, you can do so from the app on your phone.
4. They Have Detection Software Built-In
There are many detection features with smart thermostats that can end up saving you a lot of money. For instance, many leading brands have location detection, which detects when you have left home and sends an automatic reminder regarding the heating.
However, there are also other smart detection features that can help keep the cost of bills down. For instance, most systems boast open-window detection technology. So, if the thermostat detects a window in your home has been opened, it will automatically turn the heating off to save you money.
Speak to Wirral Plumbers Today to Discuss a Smart Thermostat Installation
If you’re weighing up whether to install a smart thermostat, the Wirral Plumbers team can help. Our central heating engineers are all Gas Safe registered and fully qualified to install a wide range of smart thermostat makes and models, including Nest, Hive, and Tado.
We understand that everyone’s needs are different, so we take the time to get to know your home and heating requirements and make suggestions based on your circumstances. We also provide guidance and support on how to use all of the features available to you so that you can make the most out of your smart thermostat and start saving money as soon as possible.
To find out more about our smart thermostat installation service or to book an appointment, get in touch with our team today.