What is Boiler Plus? Why You Need a Smart Thermostat With Your Next Boiler

21st March 2019

Our handheld devices give us greater access and control, particularly within the home. Thanks to the development of intelligent thermostats such as the MiHome Smart Thermostat, you never need to come home to a cold house again. Simply download the app to your smart phone or tablet and control your heating from almost anywhere.

The development in smart home living has become a booming market for homeowners looking for better control of their heating. Smart thermostats are a must for the modern household to simplify heating habits and vital addition to ensure your new boiler conforms to Boiler Plus regulations.

Boiler Plus Explained

Boiler Plus standards were brought into effect in 2018 and will impact any future installation of heating systems within UK homes. These regulations have been implemented as a means to improve the way in which people use energy. The aim is to improve overall energy efficiency and provide a better understanding of how people heat their homes.

There are 3 key requirements:

  • All gas boilers installed into existing systems in England to have an ErP efficiency of at least 92%
  • All gas and oil boilers require time and temperature controls to be installed at the same time, if not already present and working
  • Combination boiler replacements to include the provision of additional energy efficiency measures to be installed at the same time

Why go Smart?

Smart thermostats offer innovative heating technology and promise an unparalleled level of heating control, the perfect choice to comply with the Boiler Plus regulations. They work by connecting to your home’s internet, giving you the luxury of controlling your heating from your smartphone and tablet, from your home or even when you’re out and about.

The MiHome Smart Thermostat offers the perfect solution to switch any standard domestic boiler into a Boiler Plus qualifying system. An intelligent and simple system to install, the MiHome Smart Thermostat allows you to maintain a comfortable home within the Boiler Plus regulations.

Our 4 top reasons to choose a smart thermostat:

Stylish: Featuring contemporary designs with high quality LED screens; smart thermostats are unobtrusive and attractive in appearance. Thermostats no longer have to be those unattractive plastic dials of the past.

User friendly: Designed to digitally enhance the home, simply adjust your heating from the fixture itself or through the app on your handheld device.

Intelligent: By connecting to the household Wi-Fi, smart thermostats can modulate the power needed from your boiler.  The MiHome uses geofencing to track your location to trigger you heating when you are near home.

Money saving: Smart thermostats can help you heat your home more efficiently, which makes them ideal for the new Boiler Plus guidelines. The simple and easy access smart heating offered to users means you can keep a closer eye on your heating and subsequently reduce your fuel bills.

MiHome Smart Thermostat (RRP £89.99) is available to purchase via all good retailers including PlumbNation.

PlumbNation (http://www.plumbnation.co.uk) is one of the UK’s favourite online retailers of plumbing and heating products to both homeowners and trade customers alike. Established in 2007, PlumbNation is an experienced team focused on delivering the latest heating and plumbing products at fixed prices to your home or site. The competitively-priced product range can be delivered nationwide, with a good selection of products available for next day delivery. https://www.plumbnation.co.uk/

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