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How to Bleed a Radiator Without a Key

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Tado smart thermostat – Review

If you’d like to take full advantage of your central heating system and are also interested in tech, smart thermostats may be right up your street as they offer the ability to control your boiler and heating with your smartphone or tablet. A smart thermostat offers you an abundance of features to ensure you’re heating your home efficiently while helping to reduce your energy bills.

What’s the ideal room temperature?

There are lots of myths surrounding the average room temperature in your home. You may have been told that it’s cheaper to have your heating on all the time or you are looking to find the best way to heat your home efficiently without wasting money. If you’re unsure about the best temperature for rooms in your home, Hometree is here to help.

What are smart thermostats?

A high-tech trend in home heating, smart thermostats give homeowners a way to control temperatures remotely and save energy. Unlike the days of manually adjusting your heating controls for each area of your home, smart thermostats can heat each part of your home remotely. With wireless connectivity, this type of unit keeps track of your energy use for improved efficiency and even the ability to anticipate your household’s heating needs in advance.

Introducing the new Nest Thermostat E

The original Nest thermostat product launched in 2011, with its glossy metal ring and a bright display to throw you straight into the world of smart thermostats. Fast forward to 2018, and we are now looking at the first complete re-design of the Nest thermostat, except it’s now almost completely white and cheaper than the original, constructed using white plastic.

The best smart thermostats 2019

The days of the dull white plastic thermostat are coming to an end with the introduction of smart thermostats. Today, we are going to give you a run-down of the top smart thermostats currently on the market in 2019.

The best smart thermostats 2017

The days of the dull white plastic thermostat are coming to an end with the introduction of smart thermostats. Today, we are going to give you a run-down of the top smart thermostats currently on the market in 2017.

Battle of the smart thermostats – Nest vs Hive

Advances in thermostat technology allow you to have complete control of your central heating at home at the touch of a button. The Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Generation) and Hive are at the top of the smart thermostat game and boast a healthy selection of designs and features. Now it’s time to pin the two most sought after smart thermostats against each other. Who’s going to come out on top?

Programmable vs smart thermostats

Being in the age of programmable and smart thermostats, the days of rotating a dial on a manual thermostat are slowly but surely coming to an end. Recent years have seen manufacturers go head-to-head to create some of the most intelligent and easy-to-use thermostats. However, the introduction of smart thermostats has kicked off a whole different ball game.

Nest Learning Thermostat – Review

Smart thermostats offer full control of your heating straight from your smartphone, with an abundance of other intelligent features to heat your home efficiently whilst you save money on your energy bills. In the palm of your hand, you have the power to control your hot water and when you switch your heating on or off.

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