Smart controls also known as central heating smart controls, are systems that are installed alongside boilers to give you ultimate control over your heating.
A smart thermostat allows you to manage every moment of your homes heating from the palm of your hand, using a smartphone or a tablet. At any moment that you have access to the internet, you can control the temperature in your home from absolutely anywhere.
How does it work?
A standard thermostat will let you make changes to the temperature in your home using a dial or control panel, but a smart thermostat does it a little differently, and much more efficiently. They use three basic components to provide a more user-friendly and accessible way of controlling your homes heating. One of the components will plug directly into your boiler, one will be installed into an in-home device that is the main control unit and the third component is the app for your phone or tablet.
Can a smart heating control system save me money?
Unlike traditional heating controls, smart heating systems allow you to set the temperature of your home well in advance and your system will work out when it needs to turn back on again.
Traditional heating systems would not allow you to set timers for when to turn on and off your heating system, so in colder months, you they are often left on all day - meaning you are wasting energy and money.
With rapid technological advancements, smart heating control manufacturers will come up with new and improved ways to make smart heating controls even more efficient for homeowners.