The man masters over millions of years the fire. Still, it takes us long to find a temperature control solution while having a comfortable feeling in housing and avoiding energy waste. This idea created the programmable thermostat. With digital, this indispensable element of domestic comfort becomes smarter for better heat our homes and to help us make energy savings.
Operation of connected thermostats
Today, fashion is the connected objects that can be used anywhere thanks to its smartphone. To meet the new demands of consumers, the thermostat is no exception to this trend. Regardless of where it is located, the occupant can intervene, through their smartphone or their tablet, connected to the thermostat:
- Set the time for heating their home;
- Select the ideal temperatures;
- Remotely manage the heating slot.
Integrate a thermostat connected to a central home automation allows a gesture to signal the departure to lock openings, to enable video and to lower the temperature of its housing. Conversely, thanks to the presence detectors, the house heats up automatically upon the return of its occupant, so it is no longer necessary to manually intervene on the thermostat.
Advantages of connected thermostats
With connected thermostats, the housing temperature always corresponds to current needs. With ergonomic interfaces, this new generation of thermostats is more intuitive than conventional systems. Also, intelligent, it can contact you if this is several days that it has not detected any presence in your home. This functionality is provided by the connected thermostat Qivivo: it sends an alert to whether to switch to “freeze-out” mode. Similarly, thanks to geo-location of the smartphone, some connected thermostats, as Ween, automatic back the temperature when you approach the housing.
For more autonomy in their use, these new connected products also have a learning function that allows them to take into account various parameters:
- The lifestyle of the inhabitants;
- The thermal characteristics of the dwelling;
- Weather factors.
Moreover, these new devices are compatible with almost all heating systems. Thus, adapting closer to user needs, these connected thermostats promise savings on energy bills up, depending on the solution, up to 40%.
Did you know?
NTIC (New Technologies of Information and Communication) represent 10% of global energy consumption.
What are the benefits and costs of a thermostat?
In winter, you have to heat your home, and you already know the amount of your fuel bill will be high, so you have decided to opt for an economical heating. This is great because Belgard Building offers your home a programmable room thermostat to regulate the temperature of your boiler and will save you 10-25% on your energy bill.
You should know that the increase in temperature of 1 ° generates an additional expenditure of energy by 7%. This small box connected by a pilot wire to the boiler allows you to set the temperature according to your will or not to heat certain rooms of your home.
A room thermostat measures the temperature in a reference room, typically the living room and compares it with the programmed reference temperature on the thermostat. It is no need to heat rooms if you are absent, and it is very comfortable when installed at home to enjoy a constant pleasant temperature, i.e. between 19 ° and 20 °. To sleep perfectly well in the bedroom, a temperature of 16 ° to 18 ° is sufficient, and everybody knows we love having good warm in the bathroom.
You can also couple the installation of a room thermostat with an external sensor for measuring the outside temperature for cooling anticipate or excessive heating of your home. To have comprehensive regulation of your heating, it is recommended to install thermostatic valves on radiators in rooms equipped with the room thermostat, so to adjust the temperature room by room. Click here for the best programmable thermostat for your home.
The price of a thermostat ranges between 10 and 50 euros and the price of a thermostatic valve between 20 and 70 euros, as it is programmed or not.