Remote central heating systems let you control your heating with a mobile app on your smartphone. Intelligent heating makes sure you get heating and hot water when and where your need it. These remote controlled systems can save energy and money as well.
What are the benefits?
With a remote central heating kit, you don’t have to worry about coming home to a cold house. Or leaving the heating on when you’ve gone on holiday. An Internet connection is all you need to control your central heating wherever you are. You’ll even be able to adjust the temperature in your home without leaving the sofa!
You can rent or buy remote central heating systems. So even if you’re a tenant you can get a system fitted. And if you’re not tech savvy, don’t worry. You can still adjust the heating thermostat by hand with most systems. You can also control some by text message, without the need for Wi-Fi.
Features of remote control heating
Different remote central heating kits have different features such as:
- Knowing when you're home
Some systems track who's in and who’s out using the GPS on your smartphone. When no-one's in, it turns the heating off to save energy. And when it detects someone's heading home, it’ll make sure the house is the right temperature when they get back. Other systems have a movement sensor to detect when people are in. This means the heating is only on when people are at home.
- Learning how to use your heating
Some smart thermostats learn your regular schedule as you use them. Over time they’ll adjust your heating just like you would.
- Checking the weather
Some remote heating apps change the temperature in your home based on the weather forecast. So say you’re away and there’s an unexpected frost, it’ll keep your pipes warm to avoid bursts.
- Letting you heat areas of your home differently
Some systems give you monitors for different areas of your home, so you can control the temperature in these ‘zones’ individually. Some let you control each radiator you have with smart radiator valves.
- Checking your boiler for faults
Some systems offer a service to remotely check your boiler. They’ll alert you if they spot a fault so you can stop a potential boiler breakdown.
These are only some of the features different remote heating control systems offer. When choosing one, think about the size of your home, how much you want to spend and if you want to fit it yourself.
We offer a remote heating control system called tado°. It has location tracking, responds to weather forecasts and is available to rent or buy.