What is a smart thermostat?
A smart thermostat does everything a standard wall thermostat can do and much more. They use your wi-fi to provide a range of automated features that help make managing your heating settings even simpler. Plus, you can use the companion app to take control any time, anywhere - meaning if you’re heading home early you can set your heating on the go so it’s toasty inside when you get there.
EasyControl smart thermostat features.
How much does a smart thermostat cost?
The Worcester Bosch EasyControl smart thermostat costs £250 and can be included in your finance package when you book a boiler installation through E.ON Next. It’s available in black or white to fit seamlessly into your home with its sleek modern style.
In some cases, you may also need to purchase the Worcester Greenstar 8000 wireless key for £57 to complete installation.
How much can a smart thermostat save?
Whether a smart thermostat could help you save energy (and therefore lower your energy bills) depends on your current routine. Smart thermostats are great for households with lifestyles that mean the house is empty at different times and for different lengths each day, as they can adapt to your habits and even track if you all go out. This helps to ensure you don’t waste heat on an empty house and maximise your energy savings.
However, if you have a regular daily routine that means the house is empty at the same time each day, your energy usage is likely to be the same by simply setting a timer on your built-in boiler programmer. Learn how to set a timer on your boiler.
Whilst it's always great to discover a new way to save energy, there are many other reasons why you may benefit from a smart thermostat even if it’s unlikely to make you more efficient at home. From the convenience of automated settings that learn your lifestyle, to the comfort of always coming into a cosy home - there are lots of reasons why these clever wireless thermostats might be right for you.
Benefits of an EasyControl smart thermostat.
Frequently asked questions.
Can you replace any thermostat with a smart thermostat?
Do smart thermostats work without wifi?
Can smart thermostats be used with any boiler?
Who installs smart thermostats?
Do smart thermostats work with radiators?
Do smart thermostats work with heat pumps?
^An average household could save up to £540 on their annual gas bill. Savings information for boilers in the UK provided by the Energy Saving Trust, based on a detached house with a boiler rating of G.