Installers have provided very positive feedback on the new tado° Wireless Smart Thermostat which was launched by tado° at the start of the year.
Designed to ensure an easier and faster installation process for professional installers, the tado° Wireless Smart Thermostat Starter Kit is compatible with all boilers and heating systems in the UK. It is pre-configured for speed and simplicity in installing the unit, allows instant heating and hot water testing from the programmer, and includes a professional installation manual in the box, which enables you to confidently install the product, even if you’ve never done so before.
tado° also offers a dedicated UK Installer Support line in case help is needed (0203 893 2159). Plus installers can use the tado° app in Demo Mode to get to know how the app works prior to installation, ensuring that you can give your customers a confident handover once installed.
For installers, it’s important to understand the features and benefits of smart thermostats, so that you can not only recommend the most suitable product for your customers, but also realise the value that they can bring to your business. Upselling smart thermostats and smart thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) can generate additional income by offering your customers state-of-the-art technology which can reduce their energy bills and improve the experience with their heating system.
The level of energy savings that can be made through using a smart thermostat depends on a range of factors, but the most important consideration is user behaviour. A significant amount of energy is wasted in the UK every year through the heating of empty homes and rooms. For example, some people keep their heating on all day even when they go to work, as they want to return to a warm home.
Others find it difficult to use their programmable timer properly or have flexible work schedules that make timers largely redundant. Furthemore, many people heat their whole house when they only need a few rooms to be warm at a time.
tado° has analysed the annual heating cost savings across their customer base and found that customers saved an average of 22% versus running their same schedule on a traditional thermostat. This is equivalent to over £160 saved per year based on average UK gas bills. Smart thermostats therefore represent the fastest return on investment achievable of any residential energy-efficiency measure, delivering ongoing savings for your customers
Rated over 4 out of 5 on Amazon, Trustpilot, and both app stores, tado° Smart Thermostats offer unmatched features and benefits. Users benefit from Geofencing (which adapts the heating depending on whether or not the home is occupied), hot water control, Weather Adaptation, Open Window Detection, in-app heating insights and climate reports, smart voice assistant compatibility such as Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, and much more. Furthermore, with its Smart Radiator Thermostats, tado° allows residents to expand to multi-room heating control as they wish.
“Our customers regularly feedback how pleased they are with their tado° installation – from being able to control each individual radiator to the extremely user friendly mobile app. Our engineers find them easy to install and find the customer support to be far superior to any of the other competitors.” – James Lakey, Managing Director, Laker Building Management Solutions.
“Really easy to install and pair up.” – Jamie Humble, Heating Engineer, Boiler Plan UK.
“The installation is simple and completed with ease; the Demo Mode of the tado° app is a brilliant feature for installers and sales alike making the explanation to the customer easier & quicker.” – Neil Stonelake, Operations Manager, Heatforce.
Be a step ahead of the competition
The contractor market is very competitive so installers can benefit from differentiating themselves to stay a step ahead of the game. Homeowners are looking for professional, well-informed advice and are interested in ways to reduce their energy bills and save money. Installers who are clued-up on the smart thermostat sector will therefore be able to stand out from their competitors with an advanced level of service, allowing them to build lasting relationships and branch out into a rapidly growing sector.