Boiler technology has come a long way in recent years and some of the most exciting technical innovations are those related to how we control our heating. Smart thermostats simplify the way we manage our central heating, bringing thermostat technology firmly into the 21st century.
A smart thermostat allows you to control your heating from your computer or via an app on your smartphone. It lets you check the current temperature of your home, find out when your heating is set to come on and adjust your boiler settings remotely. This means you can control your heating from anywhere in the house, so you don’t even have to get off the sofa or out of bed to turn the heating up or down. You can even control it remotely over the internet, meaning you can turn the heating on as you leave work and have the place be nice and warm by the time you get home.
Using a smart thermostat means you can quickly and easily adjust the temperature in your home, allowing you to find the perfect temperature and then save this or change it again as the outside temperature changes. The ability to control your heating remotely over the internet means you never need to come home to a cold house again.
Some smart thermostats come with innovative features, such as weather compensation. This involves your thermostat using the internet to check what the outside weather is like (based on weather data for your postcode) then adjusting the temperature accordingly, so you are not wasting money. It also makes it easier to have the heating on only when you need it, for example certain systems can be designed to detect when your smartphone is in the house and then automatically switch off your heating when you leave home. Your thermostat can also allow you to easily track how much energy you are using on a day by day basis, allowing you to adjust your usage accordingly.
Whether you are considering a brand new boiler, or simply want to make your existing system work better for you, a smart thermostat is well worth considering. With over 40 years’ experience of boiler installation in Bristol, DHS has the expertise you need to find the best heating solutions for you and your home.