Improve your home’s efficiency with ‘clever’ heating


When it comes to your home’s heating, you typically set the thermostat and have the heating run on a timer. The heat will probably turn on in the morning and then again at night so you tend not to take much notice of it.

Occasionally you might make small changes to the temperature or the time it comes on, but generally it’ll be left untouched through winter.

Now, the problem here is that when the heating’s on, you’re heating the whole house and likewise, when it’s off, the whole house is cold. Of course, this is a pain because if you’re sitting in just one room, you won’t want to be warming the entire property.

This is why certain products have come to the forefront of the heating world, whereby you can heat the home on a room by room basis, helping to save a small fortune on those expensive bills.

When it comes to these clever gadgets, the market leader is Honeywell. They’ve been creating thermostats for years, giving you the opportunity to control the temperature of your home with an app on your smartphone.

This is great for many reasons. Perhaps you’re leaving work early and need to turn the heating on for when you get back. Wherever you are, you can easily control the temperature of your home or in an individual room, any day of the week.

Honeywell say that with their heating controls you can save 40% on your heating bill. Considering 60% of your dual fuel bill covers heating, this is quite some saving.

The good news is, Honeywell’s control system can be used with radiators and underfloor heating, so whichever way you heat your home you’ll be able to benefit.

Another company to consider is the newer Heat Genius. They use a similar technology to Honeywell, but have an extra bit of functionality to learn how you heat the room and schedule heating around your lifestyle.

There is also a weather feature which can forecast if it’ll be sunny and reduce your home’s heating accordingly. There’s also an Away feature for when you’re on holiday.

British Gas also offer the Hive Active Heating, which you may have seen advertised on the TV with its catchy jingle. It’s a cheaper version of the two systems above and claims to save you around £150 annually.


Facts & Figures You’ll Love To Share

  • Clever heating systems help you to control your home’s heating and reduce bills every year.
  • Just turning the thermostat down one degree can help you to save as much as £65 a year.
  • By replacing your old boiler you’ll be able to avoid the costly repair bills if something goes wrong to your old boiler.
  • Ensure to have a regular boiler service so any hidden faults can be identified before anything goes wrong.

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