Smart heating systems already came to their own within the past years, with a few solutions now available to allow control using a smartphone.
Pocket-lint shares several heating apps and services, which are already available in the UK currently, that help save money on the heating bills.
This is a heating system which is wireless connected. It allows control of individual radiators, therefore particular rooms. It connects to a boiler and existing radiators where the whole heating system is controlled via a central console or a mobile application.
Honeywell’s Evohome costs £249 for its Connected Pack, while radiator zone kits can be purchased separately at £77 each.
Tado can be added to a current heating setup. It makes use of a cloud-based app to control heating from a smartphone. This also has a home control in a square control unit having LED lights which display current temperatures.
Tado also gets the house ready when the homeowner returns by measuring a weather forecast, the time required to for a homeowner to get home and the fast a house heats up.
The Tado 2.0 costs £199. It can also be rented for £4.99 per month for a year, followed by a £7.99 cost a month after.
This is also called the learning thermostat, since it has an ability to learn how a homeowner uses it and prepares a heating schedule correspondingly.
Over two weeks, Nest is going to learn the patterns of how a homeowner has the heating on, the time period and which temperatures.
The UK version has a True Radiant feature, which reduces temperature swings and begins heating early.
The Nest Learning Thermostat costs £179. For a professional installation, it costs £249.
British Gas Hive Active Heating
This replaces current controllers with its wireless system and a connection to a home’s broadband. Once this is installed, the heating and hot water can be controlled via a free Android or iOS app or through the website. This means that it can be controlled from anywhere.
The Hive system costs £149 for British Gas customers and £199 for others.
And when a heating system needs to be repaired or serviced, professionals from the Technical Heating Services are the people to contact.