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How to Be Greener With a Smart Thermostat

With the recent spike in energy bills and the sustainability of heating our homes at the forefront of most homeowners’ minds, there’s never been a better time to switch to greener heating.  

Making your home’s central heating system more eco-friendly doesn’t have to sacrifice comfort. With a Wiser smart thermostat, you can reduce your annual energy bills with its carefully designed eco-friendly thermostat settings. 

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But how does it work, and how can you make your smart heating system greener?  

The Basics Of Smart Eco-Friendly Thermostats 

Smart thermostats work best as part of a multi-zone heating system and could reduce your energy usage by up to 50%. The precise and flexible nature of room-by-room schedules means your energy consumption could reduce by up to 10% right away, just by lowering temperatures when you’re not home.  

With this superior control of your heating at home or away, you could start saving energy from the very day it’s installed. 

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Adjust To The Weather For Greener Heating 

To save even more on your heating bills and reduce your home’s carbon footprint, check weather forecasts ahead of time and tweak schedules for greener heating. When milder weather is expected, lowering household temperatures by just a degree or two can significantly reduce your energy consumption over just a few days.  

With a smart heating system, you can switch to eco-friendly thermostat settings from your smartphone to adjust your heating schedule anytime, anywhere. 

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Maintaining Greener Heating Efficiency 

Installing a smart thermostat is a great leap forward in making your central heating greener, but it’s essential to make sure the rest of your heating system is checked and maintained to maximise efficiency: 

  • Bleed your radiators 

  • Top up the boiler pressure 

  • Balance system flow rates 

  • Insulate your pipes and water cylinder (if you have one) 

  • Consider replacing an old, inefficient boiler with a modern A+ rated model 

  • Think about arranging an annual service with your local heating engineer, who can do ​​​all​ the above for you instead as well as flushing your whole system. 

Your eco-friendly thermostat can also help you to heat your home as sustainably as possible. Using Wiser’s Insights & Heat Report, you can check your energy savings month-to-month, see how the weather affects your heating, and track your heating activity to help you spot where you can save even more energy and money. 

Wiser’s other eco-friendly thermostat settings include: 

  • Eco Mode – when enabled, the system learns about the heat retention properties of your home to save up to 2% more energy. 

  • Away Mode – enable this feature from anywhere to turn all setpoints down while you’re away or automate it via geofencing. This can save up to 14% of your energy usage.  

  • Open Window Detection – turns off the heating when a draught is detected to prevent energy wastage. 

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Improving Your Scheduling 

The additional control that smart room thermostats & smart radiator valves offer makes it easy to reduce energy wastage by adjusting your schedules room-by-room, the essential element in a greener heating system.  

Smart, eco-friendly thermostats possess a more intuitive interface than traditional heating controls, as well as extra features like smart home integration and compatibility with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands. This makes boosting your heating as easy as possible. 

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Make Your Home More Sustainable With Wiser’s Smart Thermostats 

When you’re ready to shrink your carbon footprint with greener heating, learn more about how Wiser’s smart thermostats can save you energy and reduce your heating bills.