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Wiser Explains: What is a Smart Thermostat?

Smart thermostats are a fantastic addition to your home, providing an internet-connected solution that puts you in total control of your home’s heating. 

Discover what a smart thermostat is and why you need to upgrade to a smart thermostat for cost-effective, energy-efficient heating.

What is a Smart Thermostat?

The smart thermostat definition is a device that allows you to control your home's heating system remotely from your smartphone or smart device. By connecting directly to your Wi-Fi network, the smart thermostat can intelligently control the temperature of individual rooms based on your selected schedules and modes.

Unlike the traditional thermostat, which requires manual adjustment throughout the day to suit your chosen temperature, a smart thermostat can automatically adjust itself based on programmes or schedules that you have designed. Some smart thermostat models can even use machine learning algorithms to monitor your habits over a period, thus adjusting to suit your behaviour within your home.

How Smart Thermostats And The Wiser App Can Benefit You

The Wiser app makes it simple and easy to control your heating from your phone, with smart thermostats delivering greater control over your energy usage and room temperatures:

Boost: Easily boost the temperature of individual rooms/zones for a selected time.

Away Mode: Away for a while? Select the Away Mode to ensure you’re not paying for heating you’re not using.

Schedule Changes: If your plans change, simply adjust your heating schedule from wherever you are.

Multi-zone Control: multi-zone control allows you to control the temperature of different rooms in your house separately, using your smart thermostats. Keep the baby’s room at a safe temperature while keeping elderly family members nice and comfortable without overheating the rest of the house. 

IFTTT – Meaning ‘If This, Then That’, link your wireless smart thermostat to different smart devices to give you even more convenient heating control based on your lifestyle. 

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Smart Thermostat Automations with IFTTT


Wiser has its own array of automation features like our Smart Modes and Moments to help you maximise efficiency and convenience, but did you know you can also link Wiser to your IFTTT account to enhance your smart home experience further?


What is IFTTT?

IFTTT stands for If This Then That and is a third-party digital automation tool for connecting apps, services, and smart devices together to enhance your smart home experience.

By linking your Wiser and IFTTT accounts, you can use the Applets to create ‘actions’ and ‘triggers’ so that certain conditions can be activated to suit your routine. When you connect your smart thermostats up to IFTTT, the triggers and subsequent actions are called ‘recipes’.


How does IFTTT integration with Wiser save energy?


Never again waste energy heating an empty home

By integrating Wiser with IFTTT and utilising the Applets available online, you can enable geofencing to automatically enable Wiser’s Away Mode when you and your smartphone leave the home, needing no interaction with the app. When you return, your devices will resume their pre-set schedules to warm things up and welcome you home.

Create an IFTTT account and download both geofencing applets to create this automation.


Save energy while on holiday

You can trigger your Wiser system to enter our energy-saving Away Mode when you and your smart phone leave the house. Your heating will remain at a minimum level (set by you) and won’t be triggered until you arrive home, giving you peace of mind to enjoy your trip.


Save energy while you’re at work

Geofencing not right for your household? Thanks to IFTTT Applets, you can also trigger Wiser’s Away Mode to turn on and off at specific times every day to avoid heating an empty home. If your daily routine is quite predictable, download the Applets and set the specific time you want Away Mode to turn on as you’re leaving, and on again for your return.

For help with installing a smart thermostat by Wiser and to find your perfect match among our kits, take a look at our quick and easy Product Selector to find the right smart heating kit for you.