Polypipe has developed a new range of smart controls compatible with leading home smart systems.
The controls allow customers to adjust the temperature of their underfloor heating system using a smartphone, tablet or touchscreen thermostat and are compatible with Google Assistant, Apple Homekit and Amazon Alexa – meaning that they fit in with systems that customers are already familiar with.
Smart controls used with modern underfloor heating systems are designed to operate more efficiently and save money and energy over the whole life of installation and use.
The new range offers three different control options:
- Simple (dial thermostat)
- Standard (programmable thermostat)
- Smart (internet enabled). This new range has been designed to be slim and stylish and feature proximity-based illuminated soft touch keys.
Features and benefits across the range include frost protection which makes sure the home is always protected from the elements and a holiday function which reduces the set temperature while the householder is away, then returns to the normal programmed settings in time for their return.
There is also an energy-saving optimum start which calculates the amount of heat-up time within a system required to ensure the property is warm when the owner wakes and returns home.
The ‘smart home’ market is set to top £10.8bn in the UK this year and 40 per cent of UK householders plan to buy smart heating controls according to recent research. These new Polypipe controls offers installers and heating engineers opportunities to specify the latest underfloor heating technology options.