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How To Create That Wow Factor You Want When Choosing a Smart Heating System 


Over our last few articles, we have dived in depth into how to create the wow factor you are looking for when you are investing in lighting control technology and audio-visual technology. 

Today, we are going to continue the wow factor theme, but this time we are going to dive into how to create that wow factor you want when choosing a smart heating system for your home or property. 

Smart technology has become increasingly prevalent in modern homes, with heating systems being one of the most popular areas of innovation. Smart heating systems offer you the opportunity to take control of their energy usage and improve efficiency, saving money in the long run. However, like any investment, there are both advantages and disadvantages to consider when deciding whether to install a smart heating system. 

The Benefits of Smart Heating Systems… 

1.Cost Savings 

One of the most significant advantages of investing in a smart heating system is the potential for cost savings. These systems allow you to remotely control your heating, optimising usage patterns and reducing energy waste. The smart system can also learn the habits of the occupants of your house and adjust the heating accordingly, avoiding unnecessary heating when there is nobody home. This kind of optimisation can lead to significant savings on your energy bills over time. 

2. Increased Comfort 

Smart heating systems can also enhance the comfort of your home by allowing precise control of heating levels. This means that you can adjust temperatures room by room, ensuring that each space is heated to the desired level. Furthermore, the ability to set heating schedules means that your home can be warm and cosy when you arrive, without wasting energy when the house is unoccupied. 

3. Remote Access 

Another significant advantage of smart heating systems is the ability to control heating remotely. With many systems now offering smartphone apps, you can adjust your heating from anywhere, at any time. This feature is particularly useful for people with irregular schedules or those who are away from home frequently, as they can still ensure that their homes are being heated efficiently and effectively. 

The Downfalls of Smart Heating Systems… 

1.High Initial Investment 

One of the main disadvantages of smart heating systems is the high initial cost. Installing a smart heating system can be a significant investment, and the cost may be prohibitive for some homeowners. Although the potential for long-term savings can offset this initial cost, it is important to consider whether the investment is financially feasible before committing to it. 

2. Technical Complexity 

Smart heating systems are complex technological systems that may require professional installation and ongoing maintenance. Homeowners should be prepared to familiarise themselves with the system’s operation and troubleshooting techniques to ensure that the system operates as intended. Additionally, technical issues may arise, requiring professional attention to resolve, which can be costly. Having said that, if you work with Astra Lumos to set it all up for you, we will set it all up for you to meet your specific needs and then train you how to use it… plus we are only a phone call away if you need our help. 


Investing in a smart heating system can be a wise decision for you if you are looking to reduce your energy bills and enhance the comfort of your home long-term. However, it is essential to carefully consider the potential advantages and disadvantages before deciding. You should assess your financial situation and determine whether the initial cost of the system is feasible. By weighing these factors, you can make an informed decision about whether a smart heating system is right for you. 

Once you have considered it however, and you know that this is a direction you want to go, creating a “wow” factor with your smart heating technology can help you save energy, enhance your comfort, and simplify your life. 

Here are some tips for achieving that “wow” factor: 

Choose a Smart Thermostat:

Choose a smart thermostat that can learn your schedule and preferences, adjust the temperature based on your location, and integrate with your smart home devices. This will help you save energy and enhance your comfort. 

Use Voice Control: 

Use voice control to adjust your thermostat settings without having to get up or use your phone. Simply use your voice to adjust the temperature, set a schedule, or change the mode. 

Use Geofencing:

Use geofencing to automatically adjust the temperature based on your location. This will ensure that your home is always at the right temperature when you arrive. 

Monitor Your Energy Usage:

Use smart heating technology that can monitor your energy usage and provide you with detailed reports. This will help you identify areas where you can save energy and reduce your energy bills. 

Integrate with Other Smart Home Devices:

Integrate your smart heating technology with other smart home devices, such as smart lighting and smart blinds, to create a seamless and convenient user experience. For example, you can automatically adjust the temperature when you turn off the lights or close the blinds. 

Use Automated Scheduling:

Use automated scheduling to ensure that your home is always at the right temperature, even when you’re not home. You can use pre-set schedules or create your own custom schedules based on your preferences. 

By incorporating these tips, you can create a smart heating system that is energy-efficient, convenient, and personalised to your lifestyle. This will impress your guests and enhance your living experience. 

For more information, or to speak to a member of our team about working with the UK’s leading authority in creating stunning spaces, email me at or call 01386 904 000. 

Until next time, have a wonderful day and I will look forward to seeing you in the next article! 

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