Smart thermostats work by connecting your heating system to the internet, enabling you to control it via an app on a smartphone or other mobile device.
Most smart thermostats will work with the main voice assistants, including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, but they can also be adjusted via the control unit. Functionality extends far beyond that of a traditional (non-smart) unit which typically offers a limited range of programming options, such as weekday and weekend modes.
The number of extra features provided by a smart thermostat depends on the model, but here are some examples:
Homes with a separate hot water tank can have complete control of hot water as well as heating
‘Learning’ thermostats can make automatic adjustments based on your usage
Draught detection will tell you if you’re wasting heat
Geolocation technology will tell the system to switch off if you’re out or on if you’re returning home
New features are constantly being added; our experienced team at Prestantia Eco will help advise and install the best smart heating controls for you.