What makes a Thermostat a Smart Thermostat
Smart Thermostats have really taken off over recent years and its clear to see why. With heating our homes accounting for more than 80% of our energy bill, it makes sense to do all we can to reduce our energy consumption.
Like anything, make something simple and accessible and we are more likely to use it, and this is the same for our heating. Programming the heating system from an app on your smartphone is always going to be easier than on a small thermostat display.
Energy Saving Smart Technology
Location based Control : Some Smart Thermostats now offer Geo Location facility whereby the heating is controlled based on your location. This works by using the GPS in your smartphone.
Heatmiser Neo and SmartStat operates across multiple users in the home, automatically turning off the heating when the last person leaves and back on when the first person returns.
Smart Auto Preheat
Some smart thermostats will automatically adjust the schedule to ensure your home is warm at the right time. Neo and SmartStat are constantly learning the heat up time in your home and will change the preheat time throughout the year as the seasons change.
As we install more and more smart technology in our homes, it makes sense that they talk to each other. For example, when you relax to watch a film in the evening you might turn down the lights, turn on the TV and up the thermostat a degree.
Amazon, Google, Apple and IFTTT are all pushing their smart home technologies so it’s worth taking a look which systems are supported and which are important to you before opting for any particular product.
Here at Heatmiser, we have solutions that provide support for Google Home, Alexa, HomeKit and IFTTT.