Smart thermostats: The cool solution to hot and cold temperatures

The systems are becoming popular as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to manage home heating and cooling

Smart thermostats are environmentally friendly and cost-effective. RossHelen/Shutterstock

With the constant change in climate, people are finding ways to counter too hot or too cold temperatures. Money Savings Expert, a financial advice site, suggested smart thermostats as a way to do so. Smart thermostats are a device that can be used to remotely control heating systems in homes through the internet, using a smartphone or computer. They offer features such as multi-room control, hot water control, draught detection, safety and holiday modes, geofencing, and feedback on heating patterns. 

There are several options in the market that do not require professional installation and can be easily installed by the users themselves. However, savings depend on one’s habits, so it is not guaranteed that they will save money. Smart thermostats do not impact the process of switching energy providers, and prices usually do not vary significantly between retailers, but they do have the ability to help reduce the use of money and energy.

According to, controlling electric heating with a smartphone app can save time, energy and money. Electric heating has in-built energy saving features and better efficiency than central heating systems. App control offers remote heat management, 24 hour programming, heating zones, smart speaker pairing, and energy usage statistics. 

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Zoning home heating allows to warm only the rooms needeed. Energy usage statistics help monitor and economise heating. The Ecostrad Ecosystem app is recommended for Ecostrad WiFi electric heaters, radiators, and towel rails. The app is visually appealing, user-friendly, and has an uncluttered interface.

With these benefits, energy newsletter NEC considers smart thermostats as a new generation of home technology that offer an intelligent design and information on any home’s energy consumption, helping to enhance your overall energy efficiency. They can maximise heating and cooling efficiency through easy-to-use interfaces, allow remote access through mobile apps and Wi-Fi compatibility, track your energy consumption and offer personalised recommendations to reduce it. 

They also provide tailored control mechanisms, like room-specific settings and adjustable timers, to save energy and money. Smart thermostats are an environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution for homeowners, and the only question remaining is which one to choose.

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