What are Smart Thermostats?
Over the last 5 years, we have seen a huge rise in the popularity of smart thermostats. Many energy suppliers have described smart thermostats as the best way to control your heating and hot water to reduce your energy costs. But what are smart thermostats?
A smart thermostat lets you control your heating from a smartphone, tablet, or computer from wherever you happen to be. Coming home late, or decided to stay out for the night? No problem, you can turn your heating off from your phone.
Are there different types of Smart Thermostats?
Yes, not all smart thermostats are made equal. Some have the capability to learn how long your house warms up/cools down, and checks the weather report for your area, to give you optimal energy-efficient heating.
Some can learn, over time, your home heating preferences, such as optimal temperatures, when you leave/return from work or if you get up later at weekends and set the system up accordingly. Some new generation models even have presence detection, to tell if you are home or not to turn your heating on as required.
Others might not be as fancy, but they can still be controlled using your smart devices. Your smart thermostat’s functionality will depend on the make and model you buy, and how much you’re willing to spend.
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