With advances in technology, everything is becoming more interconnected. There are applications for smartphones that allow you to connect with various appliances and gadgets. This now includes your thermostat.
The Nest Thermostat and other smart heating solutions such as Hive, now allow you to control your boiler using your smartphone, tablet, or via the web. If you are on the fence about using one of these apps, then discover the benefits of smart thermostats for your home.
Benefits Of Smart Thermostats
Create An Automated Heating Schedule
There is really no reason to keep your heat going at high temperature while you are away at work. Using a smart thermostat, you can set a custom heating schedule. Set your thermostat to lower temps when you typically leave for work and set it to automatically return to a comfortable temperature shortly before you arrive back home.
Conserve Energy With Your Smart Heating App
Another advantage is being able to conserve energy. By using a Nest or Hive smart thermostat, you are less likely to keep your heat going 24 hours a day. Even a slight reduction in temperature can help you conserve energy. This helps you save energy and save money.
Control Your Hot Water
The Nest & Hive thermostats allow you to control both your boiler and your hot water. From the convenience of your smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can turn off your hot water.
Check Your Home Temperature From Any Location
Along with using a smart heating app to control your boiler or hot water tank, you can also check in on your home and adjust the temperature. Not only is this useful for when you are at work on a vacation, but also for when it is too cold to get out of bed. From the comfort of your bedroom, you can reach for your smartphone and boost the temperature a little bit and encourage yourself to get out of bed.
Receive Email Alerts
These applications can also monitor your boiler or hot water tank. In the event that the temperature in your home begins to rise or fall beyond your preset limits, you can receive text alerts. This allows you to know immediately if there is an issue with your boiler while you are away. This could include power outages, equipment failure, or other issues that will need to be addressed as soon as possible.
Why Do You Need A Smart Thermostat?
Hopefully, this information gave you a general idea of why smart thermostats are becoming so popular. Though, you may wonder if these benefits are really necessary. The truth is, it is all a matter of personal preferences.
With a Nest Smart Thermostat, you can already perform some basic programming and set temperatures for different times of the day. So, why should you think about purchasing a smart thermostat? The main advantage is convenience.
Unlike a home electronic thermostat, you have the option of viewing and controlling your temperature when you are not at home – something a standard electronic thermostat cannot do. With a smart heating app, you can check your boiler or hot water tank from your smartphone while you are school, work, or on vacation.
They are also easy to install and setup. You do not need to be tech savvy in order to use a smart heating app. Once installed, you can easily control the climate within your home. Check the temperature in real-time, along with the humidity levels. The prices range from about a hundred dollars to several hundred, depending on the model that you purchase.
With a smart heating setup, you can save money on your heating bill by conserving energy. For example, using your heating app and a smart thermostat, you can turn down your heat while you are at work or on vacation and then turn it back up when you are on your way home.
Whether you enjoy new technology or wish to do your part to lower your carbon footprint, consider installing the Hive thermostat or another smart heating device in your home. Before long, you will be looking for other apps to control everything from your toaster to your oven.
Get A Smart Thermostat For Your Home
We can install and configure your smart thermostat into your existing heating system. Give us a call today on 01782 654950 or request a quotation online.