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Smart heating controls are slowly but surely making their way into UK households. They offer unique features that not only maximise control and convenience but are also extremely energy efficient.
There are several great brands of smart heating controls, and Honeywell is one of them. A renowned name in the heating and cooling industry for decades, Honeywell home heating specialist is nearly 110 years old.
If you are looking to install a smart heating control in your home in the hopes of reducing your energy consumption and saving money, you are making the right decision!
Read on to find out more about Honeywell smart heating installation services, the typical costs, the energy efficiency of smart heating, and how Calder Electrical Services can help:
Smart heating controls are systems installed alongside boilers to give more control over your home’s heating. They show you how your home is being heated in real-time, and because they are connected over the internet, you can control your home’s heating from anywhere in the world using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Some smart heating controls also allow zonal control, which refers to being able to change the temperature in individual rooms without having to adjust each radiator.
This can prove to be extremely energy efficient as you can turn off or lower the heating in rooms that are not in use to reduce energy bills. They can also monitor the weather and learn your daily routine to predict how to set the temperature and when to automatically turn on or off the system.
Not to be confused with smart meters that digitally send your meter readings to your energy supplier, smart heating controls let you regulate your property’s heating and are smarter and more intelligent than traditional and digital controls.
To understand how smart heating controls work, let’s look at how smart heating controls are different from traditional and digital ones.
Traditional heating controls work by manually setting the temperature through the thermostat on a dial. Inside the thermostat, there is a thermometer connected to a metal strip that completes an electrical circuit.
The circuit tells the boiler to turn on, heating your home along with the metal strip. When the desired temperature is reached, the circuit breaks and consequently turns the boiler off.
Digital heating controls are controlled by a thermometer that automatically turns off the boiler as soon as the desired temperature is reached.
Smart heating controls are more intelligent than the traditional and digital variants and connect to the boiler as well as the Wi-Fi network. This connectivity enables the system to be a part of a smart home solution.
You can easily adjust your heating settings with the simple download of an app and control them from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection.
Here are the simple steps that you need to follow to remotely control your smart heating from absolutely anywhere:
If you want your heating bills to reduce, the best way is to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Smart heating controls are a great option as they can better understand your heating routine and heat your home in a more efficient manner, saving you money in the long run.
Smart heating controls are the next generation of home technology. Not only do they look sleek and smart but also provide great benefits in terms of convenience, control, and energy efficiency.
When you calculate how much you can save with smart heating, both in terms of money and environmental impact, it really is an easy decision.
Here are a few ways smart heating controls can help you save energy in your home:
Most smart heating controls, such as the ones from Honeywell, can be controlled using smartphones and other smart devices with user-friendly apps.
This level of control can mean big energy savings. You can make sure the heating isn’t running when no one is home, that too from absolutely anywhere in the world. All you need is a good internet connection.
Being able to monitor and track how much energy you are consuming can give you valuable insights into your current consumption patterns and how you can reduce your usage.
You may refer to details such as the amount of time the heating remains on in your home, climate information that may influence your energy consumption, along with personalised recommendations for increasing energy efficiency.
Once you know how the energy is used, it’ll be easier to find ways to cut back.
With more control over the settings, smart heating offers a variety of features like timers, zonal settings, and scheduling.
What actually makes them smart is their ability to learn your routine and behaviour and help set schedules that save the most energy.
Most smart heating controls can tell whether you are home or not either through third-party integrations or geofencing capabilities, allowing them to turn on or off the heating accordingly.
Honeywell is one of the leading suppliers of domestic heating controls and accessories. It is also one of the oldest brands of smart thermostats in the market and offers a wide range of systems for all types of homes.
Loaded with all the major perks you would expect in a smart heating control, the Honeywell Evohome is one of the most popular products offered by the company.
With Evohome, you can control the temperature of individual rooms in your house through smart zoning.
The system lets you create and control up to 12 smart heating zones so that you can break up the different rooms in your house into zones and set the temperature according to your preference in each.
Using the Total Connect Comfort Intl app, the web browser, or voice assistants including Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, you can control the heating and hot water in your home from wherever you are – whether at home, at work, or on the road.
Using their patented Advanced Load Scaling™ technology, Honeywell Evohome can help you and your home become more energy-efficient and environment-friendly.
The Honeywell T6 smart thermostat is another great offering from Honeywell that is both feature-rich and budget-friendly.
It uses geofencing and location-based temperature control and allows you to control the system remotely using its mobile application.
It also uses your phone’s location to determine where you are at the moment and adjust the temperature of your home if necessary.
For example, if you are not at home, it can turn off to save energy and will automatically turn on and start heating when it sees that you are on your way back.
The system can adjust the temperature of your house to meet your heating requirements, regardless of the time of day, the temperature outdoors, or how insulated your property is.
The best part is that you can set a weekly schedule based on your routine and enjoy the convenience offered by the system. You can save energy and money and heat your home just the way you like it.
Compatible with everyday devices such as smartphones, computers, and tablets, you can also control it using the most common virtual assistants including Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
From reducing your energy usage to offering complete control over your heating system, Honeywell Evohome offers several benefits:
The installation process for Honeywell smart heating controls is relatively straightforward. However, to make sure the system is installed properly and is working as it should, it is recommended to get it installed by a professional service.
An improperly installed thermostat could create a conflict with your HVAC system and void the warranty on the device.
It is always recommended for smart heating controls to be installed by an experienced professional who knows what they’re doing.
They will make sure the installation position for the thermostat is ideal and it is connected with the other smart devices in your home.
Professional installation will also take the hassle out of the process by helping you choose the right system for your property and ensure that all installations are done keeping the industry standards in mind.
Most homes with a modern heating system can easily upgrade to smart heating, provided there is a Wi-Fi connection. However, given that there are several different types of heating setups, it is best to confirm your system’s compatibility before investing in smart heating controls.
After installation, the new thermostat will be tested to make sure it is working as it should. Since the professionals have the relevant experience working with smart heating, they can easily test the system and troubleshoot any issues on the spot.
A professional smart heating installation service includes:
Smart thermostats will typically cost you anywhere between £150 and £280. Honeywell Evohome is a comprehensive system comprising a thermostat control unit, thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs), and a Remote Access Gateway.
A Honeywell Evohome starter pack will set you back £229. Extra sensors for additional zones will cost around £50 to £60 each; so, the more zones you wish to cover, the costlier the system will become. You will also have to factor in the installation cost, which usually adds about £50 to £100 to the total bill.
If you are worried about spending too much on the system, just go through its benefits and you will surely be convinced to have it installed in your home.
The Honeywell Evohome is believed to cut energy bills up to 40% annually. In addition to that, according to the company, the Evohome should pay for itself in 2.5 years.
If you are looking for a budget pick, the Honeywell T6 smart thermostat offers great features at almost half the price.
The total installation cost of a Honeywell smart heater will vary considerably depending on a number of factors such as:
One of the reasons for creating smart heating is to reduce energy use. While the systems are smart enough to set the most optimal temperatures, there are a few things you can do to reduce your carbon emissions with your smart heating.
The Energy Saving Trust recommends to:
If you are looking for someone to install a smart heating controller such as a Nest, Hive, or Honeywell Evohome, look no further!
With so many great products out there, it can often be difficult to choose the best one for your needs, especially since not all are compatible with every type of heating system.
At Calder Electrical, we can take out the hassle and guide you to select the best smart heating control for your property that not only gives you added control and convenience but also helps maximise energy savings!
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