Smart Thermostats explained: what are they and why you need one

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The standard household thermostat underwent a full-on makeover some years ago and has become a must-have everyday gadget using smart technology. The moment you experience adjusting the temperature from the palm of your hand, you’ll wonder why you didn’t invest in a smart thermostat earlier!

The Smart Thermostat

In comparison to an ordinary thermostat which is usually a fixed dial or pad used to control the very basics of your heating, a smart thermostat offers a great deal more flexibility. From zoned controls to controlling your hot water, turning the device on and off remotely, and changing your heating depending on the number of people in your house, the time of day, or the weather, smart thermostats are pretty clever.

There is nothing straightforward about the technology behind the smart thermostat but to put it in its simplest terms, a smart thermostat is a fantastic bit of kit which connects your heating system to the internet. By doing this, you have the freedom to control your heating from your smartphone. No more getting off the couch to give the heat a boost! Best of all, you can turn your heat on by the touch of a button on an app, so the house is at a perfect and comfortable temperature when you get home on a winter night.

But What About the Hub Controller?

The Hub Controller is leading and revolutionizing the market by allowing greater flexibility for the user with its intuitive and user-friendly device. It may look like an ordinary smart thermostat, but it offers so much more than that by way of convenience, money-saving, and comfort.

Along with frost control which ensures your pipes don’t freeze, holiday mode, and controlling your heating via our app, the Hub Controller allows multiple users to navigate the system. This means you can control the heat in an elderly relative or neighbour’s home.

And let’s not forget, our Happy Hub Controller is the only heating control on the market which is proven to save you money!

Why Do You Need One?

Technology is moving fast to make our lives simpler. A smart thermostat is the one device that not only offers you flexibility, but guarantees a more comfortable life, more control over your heating and hot water, and convenience you will wonder how you ever lived without.

The benefits of a smart thermostat significantly outweigh the cost of the device and installation. With a smart thermostat, you learn about your personal usage habits which mean the chance to make some cost-cutting changes and develop new patterns and behaviours.

Are Smart Thermostats Worth it?

Absolutely, but don’t take our word for it.

Between 2017 and 2020, Hub Controls conducted a trial that involved an amazing 800 households which used natural gas for their heating. The trial was conducted in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and measured household gas consumption over a year. The trial data revealed an incredible 25% saving of total natural gas usage in the households which had the Hub Controller device installed.