Automated energy devices such as smart thermostats are becoming more popular. According to the manufacturers, they can reduce your heating bills anywhere between 12% and 25%. However, the exact amount of savings you can achieve with these remote devices varies. It does depend on how practical you are with operating the heating in your home in the first place.

What automatic energy devices do is make you more aware of your circumstances and relative settings through the use of their apps. This encourages you to be more proactive, which means you can get the most out of the technology. But only if you are okay with using apps in the first place.

If you are into using apps like this, then automated energy devices can deliver savings.

It’s possible to install these types of devices yourself if you’re comfortable with DIY – particularly plumbing and electrical DIY. If you’re not, it’s best to call in the professionals. In the South London area, CW Services Plumbing and Heating are here to help.

Automated energy devices are only part of the picture

Automated energy devices can help to save you money, but of course, you have to spend money to acquire them in the first place. If you use them to the fullest extent, you will recover your initial outlay in time. There are, however, other things you can do without splashing out any serious money. It simply entails getting the best out of what you already have.

Over the years any central heating system that uses heated water will degrade. A build-up of dirt and silt is unavoidable with time. When this happens, your system won’t operate as efficiently as it should. This will push the operating costs up.

You will also find that your hot water boiler becomes less efficient over time. Components wear out, and settings have to be changed. If these things are not attended to, they will contribute to inefficient operation, again costing you money.

Take extra care with gas appliances

If you have gas heating appliances and they are not professionally maintained, they could emit CO poisoning. It is why it is so important to have all gas appliances maintained by a Gas Safe registered plumber or fitter on an annual basis.

However you want to cut down your energy bills, CW Services can help. Whether it is with fitting automated energy devices or making the best of what you already have. We are Gas Safe registered. It means we can ensure that your gas appliances are not only working efficiently but that they are safe to use too.

If you’d like to chat with someone about automated energy devices, why not give us a call? You can reach on either 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184. With the cold weather beginning to bite, now is a good time to save on your heating bills. Why not get in touch with us today?