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How to Choose a Smart Thermostat?

There are many types of smart thermostats on the market, in all shapes and sizes, and designed for many different heating systems. It's worth taking some time to understand the type of heating system you have in your home and what kind of control you want from a smart thermostat, which will be crucial to the ease of use and energy savings of your later heating system effect. Most of these systems are connected to a power source and can be directly upgraded to a smart thermostat that runs on power. If you don't have a thermostat in your home, then this powered thermostat isn't for your home; maybe you just want to install a new remote-controlled room thermostat in a different location in your home, so don't worry. You can choose to install a battery-powered wireless smart thermostat.


1. The choice of wired smart thermostat


Choose from a wide range of smart WiFi thermostats from manufacturers. It's all connected directly to the router in your home, so you'll want to make sure you have good WiFi coverage where the thermostat is installed. Linkage to the boiler requires a wired connection to the thermostat. Choose a smart thermostat from the manufacturer. It will create a network by itself, and automatically form a network to transmit data signals hand in hand with each other, then return to an independent control center, and then connect to the router. The advantage of such a system is that the communication distance can be greater than that of the WiFi thermostat, and the performance is stable.


2. Battery powered wireless smart thermostat selection


Many manufacturers now offer simple wireless thermostats that communicate with a control center and connect to your router to turn the boiler on/off by communicating with a wireless receiver installed next to the boiler. This type of solution is ideal for those who don't have a thermostat in their home or want to relocate the thermostat. Since the thermostats are battery powered, they don't self-organize like a networked system, and you'll need to replace the battery, which averages out once a year depending on the system.


At POER, we usually recommend that customers use wired smart WiFi thermostats as long as conditions permit. Of course, this is not possible for users who need to upgrade or relocate the thermostat in their home. In any case, for those who are reinstalling a new system, especially a multi-zone underfloor heating system, we always recommend using a wired smart thermostat to avoid the trouble of replacing the battery later.