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.