With more and more homeowners looking to create a ‘smart home The Electric Radiator Shop explain why electric radiators and panel heaters are just the answer.
June 29th 2007, Steve Jobs unveiled the very first iPhone and in doing so he forever changed the way we access the world's information forever. Prior to that, our mobile phone was primarily used for voice calls and texting. If you were really lucky, it may also have had a simple camera, calendar, and a few basic games such as “Snake” to keep you occupied. But the original iPhone laid the foundation for the modern smartphone and introduced two very important concepts - the touch screen and the App Store. The App store is the reason why we can summon taxis without speaking a word, transfer digital payments, and switch on our heating from the other side of the world at the mere touch of a button. Without smartphones, there would be no Ubers, Snapchats, and Instagram’s, and likewise the electric heating industry wouldn’t be where it is today.
Over recent years electric heating systems have become super smart. We have models across all our ranges that predominantly use the internet via specially designed Apps to wirelessly control the heating times and temperatures within the home. Apps can work in conjunction with a central touchscreen or hub that acts as the Wi-Fi gateway, and this enables control of the heating in any room in the house, and from anywhere in the world.
Pictured above; Electrorads’ Digiline electric radiator alongside a TouchE3 control hub with WiFi gateway and App to enable wireless control and direct management of home heating over the internet and from anywhere in the world.
In addition to offering controllability from afar, some models such as the DigiLine radiators by Electrorad also feature inbuilt RF chips with a signal can that can 'hop' five times to increase the range and help reach remotely sited radiators. Other styles such as the Vanguard+ also feature pioneering control technology that makes them compatible with the market-leading Amazon Alexa to enable voice interaction. Now, homeowners can literally tell their heating system what to do!
Not only that, some of our ranges also feature a Geo-Location option that automatically activates the radiators when the homeowner is a set distance to or from the home; cleverly ensuring you never return to a cold house! And, all of this can be controlled either from the phone, tablet, or computer.
Pictured above; The Vanguard+ range, Fully Lot 20 compliant, it’s one of the first electric radiators to have voice control compatibility with Amazon Alexa. Coupled with its WiFi and App control, in-built energy monitor, and easy to read, top located LCD controls, it’s one of the smartest radiators in the marketplace.
Our hand-picked ranges of electric radiators and panel heaters now have more features than ever too, as part of the LOT20 compliance, which ensures they are smart, energy efficient and easy to use. Essentially, all our models now feature 24/7 programming, adaptive start, and open window functions to comply with the new minimum efficiency standard. Adaptive Start Control helps radiators learn when to switch on in order to achieve optimum household comfort, Virtual Open Window Sensors ensure that the radiators stop heating when they sense a continuous draft and restart when the draft has stopped. Some of the Electric Radiator Shop ranges also boast in-built energy monitors to help manage home heating usage.
For homeowners, this means that they can adjust their heating from wherever they are; should plans change, or if there are significant changes in the weather. Such technology not only offers freedom and flexibility, it offers significant control over energy costs too.
Pictured above; With its slimline design the Smartpanel by Electrorad may be small but it comes feature packed. It presents an affordable yet sophisticated energy efficient heating solution. As well Open Window Sensors and Adaptive Start Control, it features an integral energy monitor to provide users with useful data on their energy usage.
Smart heating is no longer a novelty, and homeowners have been quick to embrace the benefits of smart heating systems. Indeed, recent findings from MTW Research point to the growing popularity of home automation by suggesting that 50% of consumers are likely to install smart heating products in their homes over the next five years, and these numbers are climbing fast.
If you think this is way off in the future, then think again. Estimates suggest that in just two years’ time, the smart home trend will have doubled across 7.7 million UK homes. For those of you who haven’t quite got to grips with smart heating and home automation, it really is time to start warming to it!