Control Heating from Mobile Phone
Where would we be without our mobile phones? These tiny little devices that over years have changed the way we practically live.
All from a small device that slides into our pockets, we have the ability to order a takeaway, organize a taxi or do our weekly grocery shopping. Quite literally, phones and mobile devices have completely changed the way we live our lives.
One of the most under-rated functions we can get our phones to complete is to control our home heating! So many people are starting to do it, us included, and has so many benefits that we cannot stop raving about.
What is all the fuss about?
There is nothing worse than returning home to a cold home; especially in the midst of winter! Let’s say you have popped out to the cinema and feeling snug and cosy you know that you want the heating on for when you return, simple! Boost the heating as you leave the cinema and your home will be nice and snug for when you return home.
Or, perhaps on a lazy Sunday morning you wake up under the warming comfort of your duvet. Sticking your leg out, the cold hits you hard and makes you tuck yourself back up under the warmth of your blankets and bedding. But, imagine having the ability to control your heating from your phone – so by the time you have slowly woken up, you can feel safe in the knowledge that once you stick your leg out once again you will not be hit by an icy bit of cold air.
There is also the fact you can control the temperature of heating from your phone too! Getting addicted to the latest hit TV series and don’t want to get up off the sofa to turn the thermostat down? Simple; control the heating on your phone and maintain the perfect temperature for your home.
What do I need to know?
All of these aspects sound great, right? But what do you need to be able to control the heating from your mobile phone? How does it all work?
Firstly, and the most important ingredient I suppose you could call it, is access to the internet. If your home does not a have a Wifi signal to connect devices to then you will only struggle further down the line. Plus, take into account that your mobile device will need to be able to have a clear signal to be able to control the devices. So, if you are down on the tube station then you may struggle at times to access your devices.
Secondly, you need to install the right home technology that you feel you like best to control your heating. There are so many examples on the market, all of which have their own features and benefits. There are no right or wrong reasons as to which you choose; it primarily comes down to personal choice and personal preference.
More options, more choice
For example, you can now order Wifi enabled radiator valves (read our article here) and thermostats that replace your standard radiator valves. These give you the ability to control your heating room by room and can either turn radiators up or down and maintain the perfect temperature for your needs.
Or, you can order a smart thermostat that allows you to control all of your heating from your mobile device. A Nest thermostat or the Hive system work very well and gives you the ability to not only configure and program your heating from your smart device or PC, but you can also turn your heating system on or off from the switch of a button on the device.
So as mentioned above; if you are returning home after a long cold day; simply turn the heating on and be ready to be greeted by comforting warmth upon your arrival!
Just be sure that you have a central heating system of course before you invest in this form of home technology!