Recent energy-saving research by BEAMA shows that significant energy savings can be delivered by moving beyond the current minimum UK standards for heating controls, here's how:
Homeowners upgrading from basic thermostat controls to Wiser multi-zone smart heating could save up to £200* a year in energy bills, that’s almost 20% for the average 3-4 bedroom home! Read on for more on these findings.
How Can I Save up to £200 a Year with Wiser?
1. Check your existing heating controls
By upgrading basic Class I on/off heating controls to a smart thermostat system by Wiser saves up to 12% energy, even without multi-room heating control. The research also showed these savings were largely independent of how a user interacted with the system, making this figure widely achievable for most households.
Wiser top tip: If you’re unsure what controls you have, or need help with installation, you can search online for Wiser Approved installers in your area now.
2. Already have a programmable thermostat?
Even if you already have a programmable non-connected thermostat, you can still save up to 6% with smart heating by Wiser, thanks to easier heating control away from home, letting you make changes that stop energy wastage in its tracks.Wiser top tip: If your current programmer is fitted via a standard UK wallplate, installing Wiser is as easy as unclipping the old and clipping on your new Wiser HubR, then simply follow instructions in the app to pair the wireless devices.
3. Go multi-room
Wiser’s multi-room smart heating control saves a further 19% energy, simply install the smart radiator thermostats in rooms other than the living room (typically heated most often) to prevent energy wastage caused by overheating unused rooms.Wiser top tip: Smart radiator thermostats by Wiser are available in Wiser Multi-Zone Kits and individually, so expanding your system at a pace that suits you is easy and affordable.
4. Make the Wiser Heat App your control panel
Thanks to Wiser’s energy saving smart modes, available in the Wiser Heat app, you’ll save up to £40 more a year just by enabling them with a tap.
Enable Away Mode from anywhere to turn your heating down to a minimum level to prevent heating an empty home. For optimum savings, automate Away Mode using geofencing and an easy IFTTT integration to save up to 24% more energy.
This innovative feature learns about your home and turns the boiler off earlier than the scheduled end time, saving up to 7% more energy.Wiser top tip: The Wiser Heat app is free to download on both iOS and Android devices, provides feedback on system performance and energy savings via Insights, plus handy local weather data.
By making the most of Wiser multi-room smart heating and its smart modes as shown above, you could save up to £200 a year on heating bills when upgrading from basic Class I on/off controls.
With the average Wiser setup cost at around £300 for an average 3-bed house, Wiser could pay for itself in energy savings in less than 2 years.
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Who Did This Research?
Wiser and Drayton are part of and work closely with the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers' Association, or BEAMA, who conduct and publish industry research that provides a valuable link between domestic industries and the UK Government, supporting the UK in its goal to be net zero by 2050.
*The above findings were the resulted of research carried out by Salford University on behalf of BEAMA between 2018 and 2020.