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Can I Save on Winter Bills with a Smart Thermostat?

Winter can be an expensive time; there are Christmas presents to buy, a seemingly endless cycle of festive celebrations to pay for, and the cold weather can leave you feeling in need of a new coat and other cosy gear - and that’s without even mentioning needing the heating on more than usual.

Energy bills typically soar in the winter months, at the time when we could really do without that added expense. But smart thermostats, which you’ll find a fantastic selection of at Future Home Shop, could help you to save money on your bills, making your household’s winter expenditure a little more manageable.

Why Get a Smart Thermostat?

Smart thermostats can have many different benefits, helping you to be more mindful of your energy usage, potentially reduce the amount of harmful emissions your home sends into the environment, and save money on your bills.

For example, Netatmo and Nest smart thermostats send you regular personal energy reports direct to your smartphone or tablet via their dedicated apps. They’ll show you energy savings, which will translate to cash savings too.

This data is updated in real-time, so you’ll be able to stay right on top of your energy usage and spend at those times when you could do with saving some extra pennies.

With a smart thermostat, you don’t need to panic about having forgotten to turn your heating off when you’re halfway to the airport or dread coming home to a cold house when you arrive home earlier than expected - you'll have the power to do this from your smartphone or tablet instead, making smart energy usage super-simple, and stopping you from wasting money.

Who Will Save Money with a Smart Thermostat?

tado° says that when you buy one of its smart thermostats, you’ll make back the money that you’ve spent on it within 12 months with the savings you'll make on your energy bills.

But with other types of smart thermostats, some people may save more money than others. If you’re actively thinking about your home’s energy usage, you’ll be more likely to control your heating via your smart thermostat remotely.

Controlling your heating via your smartphone or tablet so you can switch it off if you end up staying out for longer than expected means you won’t be paying unnecessarily to heat your home when no one’s in.

If you’re the kind of person who’s always on the go or partial to booking last-minute breaks, you’ll definitely benefit from having this level of power over your thermostat.

But at the same time, if you have a regular routine, some smart thermostats, such as those manufactured by Nest, can learn your habits and intelligently pick up on when you need the heating turned on.

It’s important to keep up with the energy reports you receive via the app connected to your smart thermostat - you will need to check your smartphone or tablet regularly if you want to get the most from your thermostat device.

At Future Home Shop, you’ll find a great range of smart thermostats to help you to monitor your energy usage and possibly save on your bills throughout future winters. Did you know that we offer free next-day delivery too? This means you could begin saving money on your bills straight away.

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