FAQ on Smart Thermostat Installation February 10, 2020 Smart technology is now everywhere, with people of all generations enjoying the convenience of going Smart. Whether you’re 6 or 66, the appeal of having the internet at your fingertips has made smart tablets and phones extremely popular. Smart is an acronym of Self-Monitoring Analysis & Reporting Technology, which means it is the kind of technology that can respond to how it is used and to our needs. Smart has undoubtedly changed our world, both in terms of how we communicate with others, and now in terms of how we communicate with the technology and appliances in our homes! With the introduction of Smart thermostats, you have the power to better control the heating and hot water in your home from wherever you are in the world. Such a thing seems impossible, so many customers have a lot of questions about how Smart thermostat installation works. Because of this, we’ve written the following guide to help you understand more about Smart Thermostat installation and whether it’s a smart choice for you! Frequently asked questions on Smart thermostat installation What’s the difference between a standard thermostat and a Smart thermostat? A standard thermostat is what most people think about in relation to their central heating system. There is usually a dial to turn the desired temperature to, and this can be changed when you’re at home if you get hot or are still cold and want more heat. While you can also do this with a Smart thermostat, you can also fully control your heating and hot water remotely from an app on your phone or tablet. So, if you’ve rushed out the door and left the heating on you can quickly change it on-the-go. Alternatively, if your heating isn’t set until later in the evening and it’s suddenly gone cold, you can programme it before you head home so your house will be warm and toasty when you get back. You can even control your thermostat from the comfort of your own bed if you wake up chilly! Can I use a Smart thermostat with an Android phone or iPhone? You certainly can! When you have your Smart thermostat installed, you’ll be given details of the app to download for your Android or iPhone mobile or for a Smart tablet - the choice is yours! Can I save money by using a Smart thermostat? While it’s fairly early days for Smart thermostats, they are thought to save you money, depending how you use them. Because you can control your heating and hot water easily and remotely, they’re a lot simpler to turn down if the weather is milder than expected and you no longer need it on when you get home. With a standard thermostat, the temperature remains the same and is operated by a timer, so can’t be quickly adjusted from work or if away for the day. When you use your Smart thermostat in this way, you use less energy, which is not only better for the planet, it can save you a lot of money on your heating bills over the year as well! Are Smart thermostats more energy-efficient? Because with Smart thermostats, there’s no danger of leaving the heating on by accident all day, they definitely do have the potential to be much more energy-efficient. This also applies when compared with the standard practice of setting your heating and hot water to the same time every day, as with a Smart thermostat it’s as simple as the swipe of a screen to change it - to whatever your heating and hot water needs are at that moment. Do you install Smart thermostats? We certainly do! As central heating specialists, we’re something of experts when it comes to thermostats, as they’re a crucial part of bringing you the heat and hot water you desire. As part of our boiler and central heating installation, repair and care service, we also install both standard and Smart thermostats for homeowners and landlords in Essex. Smart thermostat installation in Harlow, Essex The team at D A Gas, Heating & Plumbing are the perfect fit to install your Smart thermostat in your home. We combine our many years’ of industry experience with our interest and willingness to keep up-to-date with the latest technology that can benefit our customers. We’re big fans of Smart thermostats, and think before long they will be a feature in many homes. If you’d like to find out more about them or arrange a quote, just get in touch. We’re skilled, reliable, Gas Safe registered and always happy to help! We serve homes across Bishop's Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Epping, Stansted, Great Dunmow, Hoddesdon and Ware, so if you’d like to speak with us, here’s how: You can contact us by telephone on 07920 875189 or 01279 316304, by email at email@example.com or by sending a message to our online contact form.