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Ranking the Energy-saving Devices in Your Home

As the world moves towards more sustainable practices, homeowners are always looking for energy-saving solutions to reduce their environmental impact and lower utility bills. Smart home devices like smart heating and smart thermostats have emerged as powerful tools to enhance energy efficiency and contribute to a greener future.

But which devices give you the biggest boost to your home’s sustainability?

1. Smart Thermostats

At the forefront of energy-saving devices, smart thermostats have revolutionised home heating. These intelligent devices enable you to set personalised heating schedules, adjust temperature settings remotely, and even heat specific rooms for ultimate control over your heating.

Smart thermostats minimise wasteful heating, ensuring that your home stays comfortable when needed and conserves energy when unoccupied. The ability to control and monitor heating patterns from your smartphone makes smart thermostats an indispensable tool for energy-conscious homeowners.

In fact, in March 2024 our research and resulting MACC analysis showed that smart thermostats are the most cost-effective retrofit to reduce carbon emissions and cut utility bills compared to various insulation methods. Read more here now.

2. Smart Meters

Smart home devices like smart meters provide real-time insights into your home’s energy consumption, which are crucial to learning about your usage and where you can save on energy bills.

These devices can be connected to various appliances and systems, including your heating, lighting and electronics, helping you to fully understand how and when energy is used.

3. Smart Bulbs

Lighting is another significant contributor to household energy consumption. Using smart bulbs or lamps plugged into smart plugs lets you control lighting remotely, schedule on/off times, and adjust brightness levels — simply dimming your lights can add up to significant energy savings over time!

4. Smart TRVs

To get even more granular with your energy consumption, smart thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) allow you to control your home’s heating on a room-by-room basis, so you only heat the rooms you use the most.

5. Smart Plugs

Often overlooked, smart plugs are small but mighty smart home devices that allow you to turn almost any electronic device into a smart one.

By plugging your device into a smart plug, you can connect it to your smart home system, meaning you can control it remotely, set schedules, and personalise its energy consumption, just like any other smart home device.

Energy-saving devices are essential tools in transitioning towards a sustainable and eco-friendly home. If you’re ready to make that first step towards a smarter home, smart heating and smart thermostats will help you to save the most on your energy consumption.

If you’d like to save money and energy with a smarter home heating system, take a look at our range of smart home devices at Wiser here.