SMART HOME CONTROLS
Technology is rapidly changing the way we live our lives and these include how we control our heating and hot water. As of April 6th 2018, changes to the building regulations will require certain criteria be met when installing a new boiler and one of these could be smart controls. These can be fitted to older boilers but things such as OpenTherm is only available on newer boilers. OpenTherm is a form of communication between the thermostat and your condensing boiler. In a nutshell, it makes the boiler run more efficiently and saves money on your gas bill. Smart Controls however, are widely available in various formats.
Thermostatic radiator valves can be individually controlled from your phone, laptop or PC from anywhere in the world, along with your thermostat. Having remote access to these can put your mind at rest if you think you left the heating on, or you want it to be warm when you get home. There are various add-ons to many smart controls such as cameras and leak detectors. Most smart kits work across Apple and Android and also work with other smart services such as Amazons Alexa and Google home. Talk to us about how to make your home smart.