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Man­u­ally switch­ing the heat­ing on and off, up and down is so last cen­tury. Thanks to de­vices such as the Ne­tatmo Ther­mo­stat (£150, ap­ple.co/1QTDDcS) and Hive Ac­tive Heat­ing (£250, ap­ple.co/21Hzyu0) you can do it from your iPhone, iPad or Mac in­stead. Ne­tatmo’s ver­sion uses Ap­ple’s HomeKit tech­nol­ogy (ap­ple.co/1QTEv1d) to mon­i­tor and set your heat­ing us­ing part­ner apps for iOS, while the Hive Ac­tive Heat­ing sen­sor lets you take charge of your heat­ing and hot wa­ter us­ing iOS and your Mac. The Nest Learn­ing Ther­mo­stat (£134, amzn.to/1QTFjDb) can even tell when you’re at home and ad­just your heat­ing ac­cord­ingly. All of them al­low you to mon­i­tor your en­ergy use too.

Clever mon­i­tor­ing of your heat­ing needs and en­ergy use could save you money.

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