Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate. Keep up or be left behind! Your home can be smarter than ever before by installing Smart Home technology. From intelligent lighting by Philips Hue to Hive’s ‘Active Heating and Thermostat’, the possibilities are truly endless. This article is going to focus on the advantages of Smart Heating, for information regarding Smart Lighting, head on over to Philips Hue.

If you are unfamiliar with Smart Heating, don’t worry – by the end of this article, you will know everything that there is to know! So, what exactly is it? Smart Heating is a system which enables you to control the climate in your property from wherever you may be. It is safe to say that there is an assortment of fantastic features which can be associated with the installation of a Smart Heating system. Let’s explore some of them together in more depth!

Keep your current set-up

You are probably wondering – do I need a fancy system to use Hive Smart Heating? The simple answer to that question is, no! Hive is compatible with almost any set-up, so you don’t have to worry about an over-complicated installation. Our engineer will usually have you up and running within a couple of hours.

If you are planning on having a new boiler installed, why not go one step further and have Hive ‘Active Heating’ fitted at the same time? If you would like to discuss your requirements, you are more than welcome to schedule a consultation with one of our Heating Engineers in Ipswich.

Quick and easy installation

A common misconception with Smart Heating is that the installation is complicated. We can assure you, it isn’t. If you know what you are doing, then the installation of a Hive Smart Heating system is super quick and easy! When you ask us to complete the installation for you, we will send a fully qualified; Gas Safe registered engineer. So, you will have complete peace of mind that the set-up has been completed safely and correctly by an engineer who knows what they are doing!

When the system has been installed and configured, our engineer will demonstrate the features and answer any questions you may have. You will then be able to use the Hive thermostat to control the temperature throughout your property. The thermostat is entirely wireless, meaning that you can place it anywhere within your home.

You’re in complete control

Have you ever been snuggled up in bed and had to get up to turn the heating off? We feel your pain. Fortunately for you, with a Smart Heating system, you can control the temperature through your phone and even via voice command. There is something oddly satisfying about it. Honestly, it’s as simple as: “Alexa – set the temperature to 21 degrees”.

Hive is compatible with Amazon Echo, Google Home and Siri. So, whichever device you use, your thermostat can be controlled without lifting a finger! Don’t have any of those voice-controlled devices? Don’t worry, download the Hive app on the App Store or Google Play, and you are good to go with a tap-tap!

Even better still, you can adjust the temperature in your property from wherever you are. Long day at the office? Gone are the days of coming home to a cold house. Turn your heating on before you leave work, and you will arrive home to a warm house. You can even sync your location with the app to trigger the thermostat when you are nearby!

In the Hive app, you can use the advanced functionality to configure custom timers, allowing you to ensure that your home is warm as and when you need it to be. It is a revolutionary piece of technology!

Did you say something about saving money?

How many times have you forgotten to turn the heating off when you have left the house? Don’t worry; we have all done it at some point or another! It is an all too common mistake, one that many of our wallets will not welcome. When you have a smart heating system, the worry that you have left the heating on will be no more. When you leave the house, and the heat is still on, Hive can be configured to send you a notification asking whether you want to switch it off. Having this level of control will help you reduce your energy consumption, in turn reducing your monthly bill.

Tight budget? No problem! With Hive, you can see how much you have spent on energy each day. This feature is particularly useful if you are trying to monitor the amount of money you are spending. Hive claims that their ‘Active Heating and Thermostat’ will save you up to £120 per year, so the cost of the installation will quickly outweigh the initial expense.

Apperance? It’s a match

If you want to attach your Hive thermostat to the wall, then you don’t have to worry about its appearance. Hive has created a range of frames and stands which you can purchase to ensure that your thermostat matches the decor of the room. They come in a wide variety of colours designed to match the Dulux Signature Collection, so every style has been considered.

Smart Heating in Ipswich

You don’t have to be tech-savvy to reak the benefits of a Smart Heating system. Hive’s ‘Active Heating and Thermostat’ is easy to use and is guaranteed to save you money. If that does not swing it for you, then maybe doing your bit for the environment might! Hive’s technology is second to none and is a worthwhile addition to any central heating system.

If you are interested in a Hive ‘Active Heating and Thermostat’, schedule an appointment with one of our Heating Engineers in Ipswich and we will have you up and running in no time.