Control your heating from your mobile phone
Manufacturers and energy suppliers claim you can save money on your heating bills by installing one of the popular smart thermostats like Hive or Nest that allow you to control your heating from your mobile phone. But is it true?
Whether you can save hundreds of pounds, as some claim, really depends on your lifestyle and your current bills.
If you’re a busy person, someone who always has the heating up high, even when you’re not at home, or forgets to turn it off when you go on holiday, then smart heating controls definitely could save you a lot of money.
If you’re already a careful user, with a fairly consistent routine, then the savings may be smaller, but there are still benefits.
The option of controlling your heating, and maybe hot water, from your mobile phone is definitely an exciting one for modern lifestyles.
Most users agree that having a smart heating system fitted has saved them money. But it will also help you to heat your home more efficiently, and understand your heating use better, allowing you to change your behaviour.
Some systems go even further and learn your preferences by detecting when your smartphone is in the house, but for some users that’s a step too close to Big Brother watching you.
At Clarity Heating, we are qualified installers for Evohome by Honeywell. We like this user-friendly system because it allows you to control the heating in individual rooms or groups of rooms, so the heating can be on in some rooms and not in others.
Basically it’s a smart wireless thermostat, which gives you total control of your heating needs at your fingertips.
It’s ideal for those who commute to work and don’t always know what time they’ll be home. It’s also brilliant for people with weekend or holiday homes.
You just download an app to control it remotely using a smartphone or tablet.
Prices are reasonable to supply and fit the touchscreen controller. This will give you smartphone access with time and temperature control to the whole heating system.
How Evohome works in your home to monitor and control your central heating
If you want to go a step further and control individual room temperatures then you’ll need to add the Radiator Controllers. It is difficult to say exactly how much money you will save, but you will never need to come home to a cold house again.