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Smart Thermostats and Your Boiler

Turning things on and off by voice control is slowly being the ‘norm’ within homes throughout the United Kingdom.

More household items are becoming ‘smart’ allowing you to control your normal daily tasks such as turning lights on and off from your mobile or with a simple voice instruction.

The heating industry is no different. There are several thermostats out there which allow you to connect your boiler thermostat to your mobile and home hub.

At Direct Heating Supplies we have a range of smart thermostats for you to purchase and know that making a choice as to what one is right for you is not easy. In this blog we are going to give you a bit more information to help you decide which smart thermostat is for you.

Worcester Bosch Easy Control CT200

Available in black and white, the wall-mounted controller has a modern, sleek design, making it a stylish addition to any home. With the ambient colour display designed to keep you informed as to what your EasyControl is getting up to. A variety of fading coloured lights will notWorcester Easy Control Blackify you when the control is changing modes or settings.

It allows you to connect Bosch Smart TRV’s (sold separately) to control each room in your home individually. The thermostat uses the latest technology to turn the heating down if you are not in the house or up when you arrive home.

This is all controlled by an easy to use mobile app which shows you your hot water and heating usage as well as allowing you to book your annual boiler service.

Nest Learning Thermostat

The Nest Learning Thermostat gives you precise control of the temperature, creates a personalised schedule for your home and eliminates the need for a programmer, giving you the tools, you need to save energy. It comes in an array of colours to match the interior of your home.

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The auto-away function means the thermostat automatically turns down the heat when you are away, and the learning technology ensures the thermostat 'learns' how quickly your home heats up and adapts accordingly.

You can control the Nest Learning Thermostat from your mobile phone or tablet with the Nest app.

Vaillant vSMART Internet Thermostat

This Vaillant vSmart Internet Thermostat has a paper display featuring self-learning, weather compensation and a wireless connection. Connecting your boiler to this thermostat will allow you to control your heating and hot water from anywhere.

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The self-learning features of the vSMART will start to understand your home's heating requirements from the moment it is switched on. Simply tell vSMART your desired temperatures and it will adjust the boiler output to match.

The weather compensation features use local weather data to determine the outside temperatures that the boiler is up against. If it is freezing cold outside, the vSMART thermostat will know to ramp
up the heat.

Salus iT500 Internet Enabled Programmable Thermostat

The Salus iT500 is a wireless internet programmable thermostat that has been specifically designed so you can control and access your heating and hot water at the touch of a finger via your smartphone from anywhere.

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The timing features on the iT500 include full 7 day, or 5/2 day programming. 7 day programming will allow you to set each day individually giving you full flexibility. The 5/2 day function will allow you to set two different programs; one for weekdays and another for the weekend. With its bespoke daily settings can be programmed to fit around you.

Honeywell EvoHome Connected Thermostat Pack

Honeywell are one of the most popular brands of heating controls within the UK, and their EvoHome thermostat with wi-fi allows you to be in full control of your heating system wherever you are. Unlike other internet enabled thermostats, the Honeywell Evo Home allows you to add multiple heating zones within your home, so you can potentially control each rooms temperature individually and precisely.

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Controllable by your smartphone or tablet through an app available for Android or iOS devices, the Evo Home can allow you to operate your heating from anywhere you have a connection to the internet.

The above smart thermostats are just a few that Direct Heating Supplies sell. We recommend you check the compatibility of your boiler with any of the above thermostats on the manufacturers website before purchasing.