Heating Smart Control Installation

Upgrade your heating system and gain more control and efficiency with the latest smart thermostat technology. At Hartswood Heating, we understand the importance of optimising your boiler and heating controls to minimise energy consumption and maximise cost savings. Whether you simply need to replace an outdated thermostat or you want the convenience of controlling your boiler from your smartphone, our team will guide you towards the perfect solution.

There have never been more ways to control your boiler and heating, and having better controls means better efficiency and less money spent on heating your home! Whether you’re looking to just replace an old thermostat, or looking to control your boiler from your phone, we can find the best solution for you. Get in touch for a free no obligation quote to update your heating system

What Is a Smart Thermostat?

A smart thermostat is an intelligent piece of technology that allows you to control and program your heating systems from anywhere right from your phone. It goes beyond traditional thermostats by offering advanced features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, automation, and compatibility with smart home systems. It’s important to note that smart thermostats are different to smart meters.

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Difference between a Smart Thermostat and a Smart Meter

While a smart thermostat focuses on controlling and optimising your heating system, a smart meter is designed to monitor your energy consumption. Smart meters provide real-time information about your energy usage, whereas smart thermostats give you precise control over your heating settings meaning you can control heating schedules, boost the heating, and manually turn it on and off right from your smartphone.

How Does a Smart Thermostat Work?

Most smart thermostats are designed to connect to your phone via Wi-Fi. Through a user-friendly app, you can easily schedule when your heating or cooling turns on, adjust the temperature from anywhere, and even create automated settings that work with other smart devices in your home.

There are also programmable thermostats available that have a touchscreen display, allowing you to schedule your heating and cooling routines without the need for an app.

A smart thermostat can also be programmed to automatically set the heating based on the temperature of your room. By sensing your home’s ambient temperature, they send a signal to your heating system to make the necessary changes.

Pros and Cons of a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats have gained popularity for their ability to provide convenient control and optimise energy efficiency in home heating systems. Below are some key points to consider before choosing to install a smart thermostat.


  • Smart thermostats offer energy-saving features like programmable schedules, learning algorithms, and occupancy detection, resulting in reduced energy consumption and lower bills.
  • With a smart thermostat, you can conveniently control and adjust your home’s temperature from anywhere using a smartphone app, ensuring comfort and efficiency even when you’re away from your home.
  • Smart thermostats can integrate with other smart home devices, allowing you to create automation routines.
  • Some smart thermostats can learn your heating preferences and behaviour patterns over time and then adapt and optimise temperature settings automatically.
  • Smart thermostats provide data and insights into your heating usage, allowing you to monitor and analyse energy consumption and make informed decisions for further energy savings.


  • Smart thermostats are generally more expensive upfront compared to traditional thermostats, but the potential energy savings over time can compensate for the initial investment.
  • Compatibility with your existing heating system may vary, and it might require additional wiring.
  • Smart thermostats rely on a stable Wi-Fi connection for remote control and smart features. Network outages or connectivity issues can temporarily limit functionality.

Smart Thermostat Installation

Installing a smart thermostat is a straightforward process that enhances your heating system’s functionality and efficiency.

Before installation, it’s important to ensure your existing heating system is compatible with a smart thermostat. Evaluating your wiring configuration is important, as smart thermostats typically require a C-wire connection for the power supply. Once installed, configuring and setting up your smart thermostat involves connecting it to your Wi-Fi network and personalising settings to suit your preferences.

Choose Hartswood Heating for expert smart thermostat installation, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Upgrade your heating system confidently and experience the convenience, energy efficiency, and enhanced control of a smart thermostat today.

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Why Choose Hartswood Heating?

For smart thermostat installation in Brighton, Shoreham, and Sussex, Hartswood Heating is the number one choice. Our team of Gas Safe registered engineers ensures comprehensive heating services for our customers. As a reputable Which? Trusted Trader, we prioritise honest advice and deliver reliable services. Get in touch with us today to discuss your smart thermostat and smart control needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I save money on energy bills with a smart thermostat?

Smart thermostats and controls are designed to optimise energy usage and can result in cost savings on your energy bills. By efficiently controlling and scheduling your heating system, they help avoid unnecessary energy wastage.

Are smart thermostats compatible with my existing heating system?

Most smart thermostats are compatible with a wide range of heating systems, including conventional boilers, heat pumps, and underfloor heating. However, it’s important to check the compatibility requirements before purchasing by giving us a call.

Can I control my smart thermostat when I'm away from home?

Yes, one of the main benefits of a smart thermostat is the ability to control it from anywhere. Using a smartphone app, you can adjust temperature settings and monitor your heating system remotely as long as you have an internet connection!

Do I need professional installation for a smart thermostat?

While some smart thermostats can be installed yourself, it’s recommended to opt for professional installation, especially if it involves complex wiring or compatibility issues. Professional engineers like Hartswood Heating can ensure proper setup and functionality whilst reducing stress on your part.