What is a smart thermostat?

An invention that’s been knocking the socks off Brits since it first landed on our shores a few years back, not only is a smart thermostat impressive, it’s also simple to use.

Helping to keep your tootsies toasty without the help of socks and slippers, a smart thermostat provides full control over your heating and hot water.

Working in the same way as a traditional thermostat that links directly to your boiler, the modern and cooler “smart” thermostat is also connected to the internet, opening up a whole world of possibilities.

With the help of a handy app, a smart thermostat allows you to control your heating and hot water at the touch of a button, meaning you can enjoy warmth and comfort round the clock.

How does a smart thermostat work?

Enabling you to control your heating and hot water remotely, via a web or phone app, all good smart thermostats will allow you to schedule when you’d like the heating to come on or go off, while also giving you the flexibility to make changes in real-time.

More than just a thermostat, this product gets its “smart” name from the fact that it learns as it goes. For example, after a few weeks of use it will get to understand your habits and make recommendations on ways to decrease energy wastage.

It will also work to learn things about your home, such as how long it takes to reach the optimum temperature. And, if you have your location settings enabled in your mobile phone app your smart thermostat will be able to turn the heating on and off depending on your proximity to home, meaning you’ll never have to worry about whether you’ve left it on again.

A smart thermostat takes environmental factors into consideration too, which is why it always has one eye on the local weather forecast to help you make sure your home stays just as you like it.