Smart Controls

What are smart thermostats?

Smart thermostats are a nifty piece of kit that connects your heating system to the internet. At their most basic level, smart thermostats will let you set up a schedule for when your heating comes on and turns off, and the temperature. Yet because they’re connected to the internet, they let you vary this schedule remotely, allowing you to turn the heating on or off at will, or change the temperature. Usually you’ll do this via a smartphone app. 

You need an internet connection to use them of course, but seeing as you’re reading this online, we’ll go ahead and assume you do.

Smart Thermostat
Smart Thermostat
  • Remote Control: Use a smartphone app to adjust your home’s temperature from anywhere.
  • Learning Capabilities: Some smart thermostats can learn your schedule and preferences over time, automatically adjusting the temperature to suit your daily routine.
  • Energy Monitoring: Track your energy usage and receive reports.
  • Integration with Smart Home Systems: Compatible with various smart home platforms allowing for voice control and integration with other smart devices.
  • Geofencing: Use your phone’s location to automatically adjust the temperature when you leave or return home.
  • Customisable Schedules: Set specific temperatures for different times of the day to match your lifestyle.
  • Weather Adaptation: Some smart thermostats can adjust settings based on local weather conditions, optimising indoor comfort and energy efficiency.
  • Alerts and Maintenance Reminders: Receive notifications for system maintenance needs, filter replacements, or if the system detects any issues.

Smart Radiator Valves

Smart radiator valves are devices that allow you to control the flow of water to individual radiators in your home remotely via a smartphone app, smart home system, or even manually. They offer enhanced energy efficiency, comfort, and convenience compared to traditional radiator valves.

Smart thermostat
Smart Thermostat

Features of Smart Radiator Valves

  1. Remote Control: Control the temperature of each radiator from anywhere using a smartphone app.
  2. Zoning: Create heating zones in your home, allowing for different temperatures in different rooms.
  3. Scheduling: Set heating schedules to ensure rooms are only heated when needed.
  4. Voice Control: Many SRVs are compatible with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.
  5. Temperature Sensors: Built-in sensors monitor the room temperature and adjust the heating accordingly.
  6. Integration with Smart Home Systems: SRVs can integrate with broader smart home ecosystems, including smart thermostats and home automation systems.
  7. Energy Monitoring: Some models offer insights into energy usage, helping you optimise heating and reduce energy bills.