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Smart heaters / radiators

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by gort, 17 May 2021.

  1. gort

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 May 2003

    Posts: 1,502

    Got garden room / gym down the end of the garden being completed and we want to put a wall-mounted smart heater in there.
    Something to control through Wi-fi from the house so it's up to temp when we want to use it.
    Have seen smart heaters for £130-140 and then there's the smart radiators for £400 or so for the size we would need.
    Anyone got experience with either and if the higher price of the latter is worth it?

    Ta
     
  2. robj20

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Apr 2007

    Posts: 10,928

    Just get a bog standard heater with thermostat and a smart plug.
     
  3. gort

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 May 2003

    Posts: 1,502

    Had considered that as already have a few dotted around the house but the wall mounted radiators I've looked at so far have digital control. So if turned on by the WiFi plug at the mains they still need the digital control to be touched to turn it on.

    Ta.
     
  4. Bug One

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,147

    Location: Sandwich, Kent

    The lower tech the radiator, probably the better then. Just control the power with a smart plug.

    All electric radiators are 100% efficient, regardless of price.