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Smart heating the first step to a smart home

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Research has shown that smart energy is the main driver for a connected home, taking priority over security, entertainment and appliances.

 

A smart heating system is often the first step taken towards home automation, with smart devices such as lights and alarms following later.

 

While there is still much apprehension around some smart technology, the concept of smart heating is already becoming familiar. Controlling heating via smartphones is now commonplace, as manufacturers and even energy companies develop their own systems.

 

With no need for complex re-wiring, a smart heating system is one of the quickest and simplest ways to add automation. Many systems come with industry-standard UK wallplates, allowing installers to simply switch a traditional thermostat for a smart one. The system is up and running as soon as the controls are commissioned.

 

Heating zones

 

Take your smart home to the next level and control heating on a room-by-room basis. Smart radiator thermostats can create designated ‘heating zones’. Cold in bed? No problem – turn up the heating in the bedroom without the need to heat the rest of the house.

 

Over 80% of domestic energy consumption is used on heating and hot water – that’s more than quadruple the amount spent on lights, tumble dryers, washing machines, cookers and televisions put together.  Smart heating systems not only offer convenience; they also offer significant cost savings by not wasting energy.

 

With the smart home concept set to grow rapidly in the coming years, it’s important for installers to get to grips with changing demands now – and heating is the ideal place to start.

 

To find out about Wiser Heat, the easy and affordable smart heating system from Schneider Electric, and to discover more about the world of smart technology, register free for the mySchneider Electrician portal at schneider-electric.co.uk/electricianpartner.

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