We’re delighted to tell you that Wiser was recently declared a winner in the 2021 Techradar Work From Home Awards.
Wiser was praised for its ability to provide total control via our intuitive Wiser Home app, allowing users to tweak heating schedules in just a few taps and providing control of up to 16 separate zones to take care of everyone’s comfort, no matter what their schedules.
But it’s not just about comfort, Techradar recognises this level of control with Wiser means potential for significant energy savings, helping you achieve a smart and sustainable home.
"The ability to control environmental conditions in the home more easily and with greater precision can only be a benefit for home workers."
- Joel Khalili, TechRadar Pro Staff Writer
What’s the future for working from home?
Employees across the world are returning to workplaces, but the reality is many of us will continue to work from home, and workers have found - through the recent necessity - some great benefits in having the flexibility to work from home longer term.
But it doesn’t come without challenges. Working at home places more importance on a productive, comfortable but efficient working environment, and higher energy use is inevitable. The very price of this energy is also going up, so how can we take back control of our energy spend?
Working from home – How to balance comfort and efficiency with Wiser
Every home and lifestyle is different, that’s why we’ve built Wiser to be versatile, responsive and fully-loaded with features to help you stay in control. Wiser takes care of your home, so you can take care of your workload.
1. Multi-room heating control
We know the scenario, it’s chilly in your home office but you’re reluctant to turn up the heating for fear of wasting money heating the rest of your home. But Wiser’s multi-room heating with smart radiator thermostats means only heating the rooms you use, at the times you use them, so no more wasted energy. Research shows you could save up to 19%1 energy with multi-room heating control.
2. The Wiser Home app – Control at your fingertips
Our easy-to-use heating app keeps you in touch with your heating, anytime and anywhere. There’s no need to leave your desk to make changes to your heating, simply boost, reduce heat, get system feedback and make schedule changes via the Wiser Home app in a few taps. For ultimate hands-free control, Wiser even works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant.
3. Away Mode
Called into the office or away for a meeting? Simply enable Away Mode, one of the smart modes, in the Wiser Home app from anywhere, to turn all temperatures down to a low level of your choice. No more fussing with fiddly wall programmers, and no more heating an empty home. You can even automate Away Mode using geofencing, which could save up to 24%2 energy.
4. Eco Mode
When enabled via the Wiser Home app, this mode uses a clever algorithm to learn just how quickly your home cools down after the boiler turn off, and wen coming up to the end of a heating period, will calculate an optimum time to turn the boiler off to save energy. Our UK field trials showed you could save an extra 7%3 energy by enabling Eco Mode.
5. Easy scheduling
Working flexible hours or part-time at home? Our heating app makes it simple and quick to change heating schedules to suit your working and living patterns, even when things change last minute, helping you save energy in total comfort.
6. Voice assistant compatibility
Smart speakers and voice assistants have proven useful to many while working from home, managing everything from work diaries to shopping lists. Now you can benefit from hands-free heating control by integrating with your voice assistant to check and control tempertaures across your heating zones.
7. Extensive system compatibility
Wiser works alongside practically any heating system, from traditional radiators to wet underfloor and electric heaters. Our range of smart heating kits include options for both combi and conventional boilers with separate hot water control, with a handy Product Selector tool on our website to help you find your perfect match.
Ready to work smarter and save energy? Buy Wiser direct from our online shop.
Read the full Techradar Working From Home Awards article to find out what they thought of Wiser.
2 A scientific study conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics suggests that the use of Away Mode with IFTTT (presence detection) can save up to 24% on your energy bills.
3 Schneider Electric field trials of 153 UK households