Upgrading to Nest or Hive wireless central heating?
Smart thermostats are the latest must have gadget and with Black Friday on the horizon many people might be thinking of snapping one up.
And while Google Nest or Hive are now a standard install with a new boiler they often make a simple upgrade to an existing heating system.
After all what’s not to like about a nifty gadget that can control your heating, hot water and even your lighting and could save you hundreds of pounds over the course of the year?
All you need to control your boiler and the overall temperature is a decent wifi connection, a smart phone and a wireless thermostat device and hub.
To be able to control the temperature in indivdual rooms your radiators will need to have thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs), which can be fitted to any radiator by a skilled heating engineer.
Both Hive and Nest can be used to control a whole host of exciting internet connected devices – lights, smart plugs, motion sensors, and window and door sensors. And even be controlled via Alexa or Google Home.
You can monitor your energy usage and programme your thermostat accordingly.
Both Hive and Nest can detect when you are at home using GPS technology and allow you to control the temperature by single room via your smart phone or a web browser and can adapt to different temperatures and weather conditions.
But importantly, they significantly reduce your energy wastage.
This is mainly down to the high level of information you get because they alert you about your energy consumption.
Before ordering a wireless thermstat you will need to check whether your boiler or heating system is compatible. For advice or help installing your new wireless thermostat call Pimlico 24/7 on 020 7928 8888.