1) You're in control
The first thing you'l learn about having a smart home thermostat is that you can control it from an app on your phone. Very handy if you're in and out of the house a lot - it grants you the ability to remotely turn on your heating, so by the time you arrive home, you have a nice, warm house to welcome you back. A good example is Honeywell's version, the Lyric.
2) Some can personalise to your lifestyle
One of the newest products released by the Nest family is the Nest Learning Thermostat. This handy device not only gives you the full control of a smart thermostat, but will actually start to adapt to your routine. Do you always tend to switch the heating on at 8pm? This thermostat will learn that, and automatically set the heating to come on at that time.
3) Goodbye to manual
It's not just the convenience of being able to control your heating without even getting off the sofa, but using a digital thermostat means that you can actually have a more accurate visibility of your energy history.
In addition, one of the features that Hive can shout about is their Geo-locator, meaning if you've left the house with your heating switched on, you'll receive a notification on your phone asking you if you'd like to switch it off. Bet your manual thermostat can't do that!
4) Energy saving
There's a number of ways in which the smart home thermostats help you save energy - from digitally recognising when you've reached a certain temperature to accurately recording your energy usage.
Nest also have a handy new addition to their smart heating solution, which is a Nest Temperature Sensor. This handy piece of kit gives you the power to control the temperature settings in each room, meaning you only heat the rooms you need to!
5) Quick installation
Although it is always recommended that you have a gas safe accredited engineer to install your smart thermostat, it's actually a fairly quick process.
In as little as an hour, you could have your smart thermostat installed. Our engineers at GO2 Heating Solutions Ltd will also guide you through the set-up process, and show you how it works, so you're all set to start using your home energy more efficiently!
If you'd like some advice on smart home thermostats or feeling a little overwhelmed trying to decide which brand is most suitable for your home, then contact us today!