Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats are the most sophisticated type of thermostat available today. Unlike thermostats, which just maintain a consistent temperature in your home, and like programmable thermostats, they allow you to regulate your heating based on timeslots that suit your lifestyle. Smart thermostats also have other advantages, notably because they can connect to the internet.

Why choose a smart atmosphere thermostat?

The thermostat is a key component in your heating system. That's why it's worth investing in a smart atmosphere thermostat that can optimise the heat produced by your radiators to give you maximum comfort while also saving energy.
  • Temperature regulation for more comfort
With a smart thermostat you can control your heating precisely, often to the nearest tenth of a degree, and make sure your home will always be at your preferred temperature. That means an end to coming back to a cold home after your holidays, or an overheated home if you've forgotten to turn off the boiler. You can control your thermal comfort and make your home a cosy and welcoming place.

Like a standard programmable thermostat, a smart thermostat lets you set up your boiler based on various timeslots. However, whereas a standard programmable thermostat merely adjusts the temperature based on the time of day, a smart thermostat adapts to your habits even more precisely. You can set up several programmes depending on the day of the week, adjust them based on your requirements, etc. In just a single gesture and without any effort, a smart thermostat ensures that your heating system will make you comfortable at home.
  • A smart thermostat for energy savings
The other benefit of setting up a heating programme based on your habits is that you'll also make energy savings. Your home doesn't need to be 19° for the entire day, and having the heating on less while you're out allows you to save on your heating bill. Programming your heating based on your habits means you can cut your energy consumption and make savings. The French environment and energy conservation agency (ADEME) puts these energy savings at 15%, although some smart thermostat manufacturers claim you can save up to 20% on your bill.
  • Smart thermostats let you control your heating remotely
Controlling your heating use at home is great, but managing your boiler's thermostat remotely is even better! Ideal for changing programme, regulating your consumption even more accurately or to help you out if you forget to switch the heating on or off, a smart thermostat can be remotely controlled on a computer or smartphone using an app. Maybe you're getting home from work earlier than expected or going on a spontaneous trip: if you have a smart thermostat you can adjust your heating accordingly no matter where you are!
  • Precisely controlling your boiler with a smart thermostat
The smartphone app that lets you adjust your heating remotely can also be used to view your system's records, including consumption, the temperature in your home, etc. This data gives you an overview of your temperature management at home and allows you to fine-tune your heating programme according to your habits. This makes using a smart thermostat even more intuitive and means it's even easier to save money.

Some smart thermostats also adjust how your boiler runs based on other criteria, such as detecting whether anyone's at home, adjusting the heating based on the outdoor temperature, your home's insulation, etc. This provides valuable data for saving even more on your heating bill! Discover all our products

Installing a smart atmosphere thermostat

Begin by checking that your heating system is compatible with your chosen smart thermostat, as smart thermostats are rarely compatible with electric heating systems. To install a smart thermostat, your home also needs to have a personal Wi-Fi network.

How difficult it is to install depends on the model you choose and your existing system. In most cases, smart thermostats can be installed just like standard thermostats, wirelessly or on a wall, and can be hooked up to the same connections as your old device. If you have a specific setup or you're not comfortable installing it yourself, it's best to call a professional.

The system is controlled using an app. You therefore need to install this app on your smartphone, create an account, connect the thermostat to your home's Wi-Fi and set up the device. The latest smart thermostats can also be voice-controlled using voice assistants like Google's, Alexa and Siri through the Apple HomeKit.

What's the return on investment?

A smart thermostat costs between €100 and €300, plus the cost of installation if you're having this done by a professional. Your return on investment through the energy savings you'll make therefore varies. However, given that you can save more than 20% on your bill, you can quickly offset the cost of this type of system. Most smart thermostats promise to offset the cost of the device from the first year of use.

What's more, if you have a professional carry out the installation in your home you may be eligible for France's energy transition tax credit, saving you 30% on the cost of installation and giving you an even faster return on investment!

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