Choosing the right Thermostat

We hear about new tech being created every day which sometimes can be quite daunting when choosing the right Thermostat. Here are a few reasons why switching to a Smart Thermostat can improve your home and save you money on your energy bills.

choosing the right thermostat

What is a Smart Thermostat?

The most common thermostat that people have in their home is the Programmable Thermostat. This type of Thermostat adjusts the heating of your home based on the schedule that you set, therefor saving you money on heating that you weren’t using. Just like most tech, the Thermostats are getting bigger and better every year! Below are some of the main reasons to consider when choosing the right Thermostat

What to consider…

How it looks

One of the things to consider when choosing the right Thermostat would be the looks. If you have a modern home, you may wish for your Smart Thermostat to look sleek and tidy and maybe even match the decorations of your home. Although all Smart Thermostats look different, most of the time they usually work in the same way, so don’t worry if you think the look of the Thermostat reflects the performance. Thanks to the modern world of design, most Smart Thermostats of today look very smart and professional.

Will it save you energy?

The main question when choosing the right Thermostat… will it save me money on my energy bills?

Thanks to the new technology of the Smart Thermostats, you can ensure your heating is off when you are not in your home anywhere in the world with their Smart Phone apps. Some also have very in depth reporting and data tracking to show the exact times you are using your energy and heating. Every Smart Thermostat can save you money on your energy bills but certain Thermostats can discover patterns and program themselves accordingly ensuring you are saving the most on your energy bills.

Will it work with my boiler?

Last of all, will this work with your boiler?

Depending on the age of your boiler a Smart Thermostat will work and save you on your energy bills. If you are worried if a Smart Thermostat will not work with your boiler, the manufacturers website provides a list of all compatible boilers, this should help choosing the right Thermostat.

Recommendations

Hive Active Heating System

choosing the right thermostat

Save up to £130 a year on your heating bills

Never heat an empty home and you could save up to £130 a year on your heating bills.

Set daily schedules

Set up to 6 time slots for your heating and hot water to fit with your daily routine, and change them around easily on your Hive app.

Know when you’ve left the heating on

With Geolocation, the Hive thermostat knows if you’ve gone out and left the heating on. It can then send you a reminder to turn it off.

  • Manage your heating and hot water from your smartphone
  • Boost your heating via the Hive app if you’re staying up late or heading home early
  • Adjust your heating hands-free using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Multizone – control up to 3 zones of heating
  • Set daily heating and hot water schedules
  • Frost Protection – Protect your pipes in winter
  • Geolocation – be reminded to switch the heating off, if you’ve gone out with it left on
  • Holiday Mode – Keep the temperature at home just right when you’re away
  • Ready By – pre-heat your home to the right temperature at the right time
  • Works with Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT

Credit: Hive Active Heatinghttps://www.hivehome.com/products/hive-active-heating

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