With the rise of innovative technology such as smart speakers, people are increasingly considering how they can utilise this technology to make their homes more efficient. One area that is getting the “smart treatment” these days is your boiler.
And why not? Think about it. Your boiler is one of the most energy-hungry appliances in your home, so it makes sense to look at how you can make it more efficient. Smart boilers are a great way to do this, as they can be controlled remotely and often come with various energy-saving features.
But just what are smart boilers? Are they different from standard boilers?
What is a Smart Boiler? How Does it Work?
Technically speaking, there is no such thing as a smart boiler. The term actually refers to a standard boiler that has been connected to a smart thermostat system, such as Nest or Hive.
Once connected, you can use your smart thermostat to control your boiler remotely, meaning you can turn it on or off from your phone, tablet, or any other app-enabled device.
Additionally, many smart thermostats come with energy-saving features that can help to reduce your energy consumption. Many of the newer models “learn” your habits, allowing you to save even more energy by making minor adjustments to your daily routine.
For example, if you typically leave for work at 8 am and don’t return until 6 pm, your smart thermostat will know to turn off the heating during that time period. This can lead to significant savings on your energy bill over time.
Should You Get a Smart Boiler?
With energy prices at all-time highs and set to become even more expensive this coming autumn and winter, anything that can help you save on your energy bill is worth considering.
If you’re looking for ways to reduce your energy consumption, a smart boiler is a great place to start. The ability to remotely control your boiler and take advantage of energy-saving features can lead to significant savings over time.
It’s also an excellent idea to upgrade your old boiler to a more energy-efficient model in conjunction with a smart thermostat installation, especially if it’s more than ten years old. It will likely cost you more upfront, but the long-term savings will be well worth it.
If you’re unsure whether a smart boiler is right for you, consider speaking with an experienced heating engineer. They will be able to assess your needs and give you some advice on the best way to reduce your energy consumption and expenditure on heating bills.
Speak to Wirral Plumbers Today Regarding a Smart Boiler Installation
Whether you want to make your existing boiler “smart” or you wish to completely overhaul your current heating setup, the team here at Wirral Plumbers can help. We have years of experience installing and servicing boilers in the Wirral area and can advise you on the best way to improve your home’s heating efficiency.
We also install a wide range of smart thermostats, including the Hive, Nest, and other industry-leading systems. Contact us today to discuss your needs and arrange a free consultation at your earliest convenience.