Regulating the heating with Gigaset Smart Home10. March 2020 Published by Jana Greyling
Heating is a sensitive issue for many of us. We are caught in a conflict: Energy costs are increasing, as is our desire to act with greater environmental awareness, yet we also want to feel warm and cozy. So many of us are wondering if there might be modern solutions that reconcile the two.
Regulating the heating with smart home solutions
Controlling the warmth in a room is one of the key features of smart home solutions. The idea behind most of them is that you save energy, avoid unnecessary emissions and reduce energy costs if you only turn on the heating when necessary. Of course, users have to fork out an initial investment for installing the smart home system, but they can benefit long term from lower energy costs.
Does smart heating control pay off?
Studies have shown that heating costs can be cut by around 30 percent if the heating is regulated by a smart home solution. That may actually be true in many cases, for example, if the apartment or house is poorly insulated or residents have lacked the necessary awareness when heating their home. The better the insulation, the less energy the heating system needs.
There is a single exception to that: Subsequently installing a smart home solution is not worthwhile in new buildings that have underfloor heating. Retrofitting a smart solution pays off wherever a lot of heating energy is needed and where residents have so far regulated their heating relatively little. It is therefore an issue for people who live in an old building with a heating system that responds relatively quickly, such as gas heaters, single-story systems, boilers or district heating supplied via radiators. A state-of-the-art smart home solution for regulating the heat can save a lot of energy and money in these environments.
Advantages of Gigaset heating control
Timetables for individual rooms
The Gigaset Rule Manager, which is part of the Gigaset elements app, can be used to configure all the thermostats in the home and regulate them individually. That means every room can heated to the desired temperature X at any time. Rules can also be set up for turning the heating off again.
Detecting open windows
If the temperature in a room falls quickly, it’s probably because a window is open. The window sensors in Gigaset’s system detect that in conjunction with the temperature sensors and adjust the supply of heat accordingly.
Optimizing the room climate
Gigaset’s thermostats work together with its climate sensors to monitor humidity. This information can be combined to draw conclusions about mold formation (the room is too cold and has high humidity) or indicate that the room needs airing (if the air pollution level is high).