Save cash with efficient heating tailored perfectly to your home
When it comes to energy bills, the majority of homeowners in the UK spend the most money on heating their homes. During the cold winter months, keeping your home warm and cosy is a priority, but that doesn’t mean it has to cost a small fortune. Smart heating systems are a good long-term solution to reducing home heating costs and using less energy, all while keeping you and your family warm when you need it.
There are a range of smart heating systems and thermostats available that give you maximum control over the heating in your home. Because they’re connected to the internet, smart thermostats like the Smart Hive Thermostat (from £179, hivehome.
com), and the Tado° Thermostat (from £119.99, tado.com), enable you to access and adjust your heating controls remotely. Of course, that also means you can see how much energy you’re using in real-time.
Smart thermostats also enable you to set specific schedules and create rules for both energy-saving and convenience, including an away mode that automatically turns off the heating when you’re out. There’s also a setting that adjusts the heating inside your home in reaction to the temperature outside. This is handy during a cold snap.
Another benefit of smart thermostats is zonal heating. With this you can set different rooms to different temperatures. Tado° is a good system for zonal heating because its Smart Radiator Thermostat (from £69.99,
tado.com) enables you to keep individual radiators at the right temperature for the room they’re in, rather than using one thermostat to blanket heat the entire house.
Zonal heating is a good way of saving energy, especially if you have a big home or an unused spare room, because you can pick which rooms need heating regularly and leave out the ones that don’t.