04th December, 2023
Last updated: 18th November, 2022Advice
A new boiler and smart thermostat has the potential to make a huge difference to your annual heating bills and with iHeat’s Give Back Friday coming soon, you could get a free Hive Mini Thermostat with your new boiler!
With gas prices higher than ever and annual heating costs averaging at around £2,499.87, many homeowners are desperately looking for ways in which they can save on their heating bills.
Fortunately, a new boiler and smart thermostat has the potential to make a huge difference to your annual heating bills and with iHeat’s Give Back Friday coming soon, you could get a free Hive Mini Thermostat with your new boiler!
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Did you know that most UK boilers are running at 80% energy efficiency, with some older models operating at 60 or less?!
Inefficient boilers burn through more fuel, which can end up costing you significantly more on your energy bills.
In fact, you could save up to £840 on your fuel bill when replacing an old gas boiler with a new A-rated one with a room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls.
At iHeat, we only install A-rated boilers from top brands, so you can be sure that your heating bills aren’t any higher than they need to be.
According to Hive, you could save up to £311 a year on your heating bills with a Hive Mini thermostat (based on an average annual energy consumption of 10,578kWh at 10.3p per kWh).
But how exactly can a Hive Mini help you make these savings? Allow us to explain…
The Energy Savings Trust says that one of the best ways to help reduce your heating bills and lower carbon emissions is to have an efficient heating system that you can easily control.
By using the Hive Mini alongside the Hive app, you can control your smart home thermostat from any smartphone, tablet, Amazon Alexa or Google Home device.
You can get instant access to your heating no matter where you are. So if you forget to turn your heating off before heading out for the weekend, you can simply turn it off from your phone, so you’ll never have to waste money heating an empty house again!
Like many other thermostats, the Hive thermostat allows you to schedule your heating, so it is timed to meet the needs of your day-to-day life.
For example, if you wake up at 7am, you can set your heating to come on half an hour before, at 6:30am so you never have to step out of bed to a chilly house.
You can also time it to turn off before you leave for work in the morning, and then come back on again before you get back home. However, should your routine change, you can easily adjust it from your app.
By doing this, you’re ensuring you’re only heating your home when it’s needed, saving money that would otherwise be spent heating an empty home.
Did you know that you could potentially be wasting significant amounts of energy by heating areas of your home that you aren’t using?
Fortunately, the Hive smart thermostat can help you to avoid this, by offering zoned heating. When combined with smart radiator valves, you can have room by room control of your heating.
Simply select the temperature you desire, set the heating schedules and set the radiators which should be turned off.
For example, if you spend most of your time in your living room between 5-9pm, you may wish to turn off the radiators in your bedrooms until 8:30pm, as they don’t need to be warm until bedtime.
In doing so, you aren’t using energy to heat rooms that don’t need to be warm all the time, helping to keep your gas bills down.
It can be difficult to know how long a house takes to warm up after the heating has turned on, as this can vary greatly depending on the size of the house, the starting temperature and the temperature you set the thermostat to.
This can sometimes mean that homeowners end up wasting money by setting their heating to come on earlier than needed.
However, smart thermostats like a Hive thermostat have a ‘ready by’ feature which allows you to preheat your home to the right temperature at the right time.
Hive’s geo-location feature makes it really easy to stay warm and keep your heating bills down.
It works by tracking your phone’s location so it can detect if you have left the house and sends you an alert if your heating is still on, so you can choose to leave it on or switch it off.
Manage your heating and hot water from your smartphone.
Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT.
‘Multizone’ zoned heating of up to 3 zones.
Set daily heating and hot water schedules.
Geolocation- be reminded to switch off the heating when you’ve gone out with it left on.
Holiday Mode- Keep the temperature at home just right when you’re away.
Ready By- pre-heat your home to the right temperature at the right time.
Compatible with most combi boilers.
Set savings goals
1 year warranty.
If you like the sound of all the savings to be made with a new A-rated boiler and smart thermostat, you’re going to love our Give Back Friday Deal!
What’s more, we’ll even be donating £25 to The Trussell Trust with every boiler purchased, which could help provide one person in financial crisis with emergency food, hot water bottles and essential toiletries.
Simply head over to get a quote and your free Hive Mini will be added onto the order of any Viessmann or Alpha boiler!
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