Current Heating System:
Oil powered non-condensing boiler with a separate hot water tank.
Geoff and Yvonne contacted us with an interest in having their current heating system upgraded with the use of smart controls.
Geoff mentioned that for about eight months of the year only he and his wife Yvonne live in the four-bedroom house as their two children go to University. Geoff explained that the main incentive to upgrade to smart controls was to have the ability to set different heating rules for different days of the week, minimising energy wastage and to reduce his energy bills.
Throughout the house there were 10 rooms with 17 radiators. The individual radiators had thermostatically controlled values but Geoff was dubious as to how many of them work. The controller was very old and it was almost impossible to change the timing commands for the heating and hot water.
Geoff and Yvonne were spending approximately £1,000 on oil a year, £1,000 on electricity and £400 on coal. Some of the electricity was consumed on a couple of small heaters used to heat a single room as it was too difficult to turn the heating on for this room. Geoff explained that he was looking for a return on investment over an 8-year period.
After visiting the property and going through Geoff and Yvonne’s requirements, Roly suggested having a Heat Genius system which includes a remote heating control, wireless radiator valves and wireless motion room sensors.
The Heat Genius wireless radiator valves simply replace the existing thermostatic radiator valves giving Geoff and Yvonne individual control of each radiator. The room sensors installed in each room enable Geoff and Yvonne to see the temperature in the individual rooms as the neat little device also incorporates a temperature sensor.
The room sensor also gives Geoff and Yvonne access to a Footprint mode. The system learns when they normally use the room and automatically heats it ready for their arrival, while turning down the radiators when they leave. Heat Genius will constantly readjust heating patterns to suit the families changing lifestyle, making sure they are always warm but never wasting energy. There is a full manual override if the family want to do something spontaneous.
Once installed, our electrician Karl helped Geoff download the free app on his tablet and together they created the desired rules. If the family would like to make a change to the schedule they can simply do so by logging on to the app on their mobile phone, laptop or tablet for any location with Wi-Fi.
The installation of all the Heat Genius Smart Controls took our electrician Karl and plumber Will just one day to install. Geoff and Yvonne are delighted with how simple the Heat Genius System is to work and have already noticed energy savings!