smart home

NIBE launches new smart home accessories and solar panels

Providing a complete energy efficient solution for household heating, NIBE Energy Systems has launched a selection Solar PV panels to power its heat pumps and expanded its range of smart home accessories to maximize indoor comfort and climate control. The new range builds on the heat pump manufacturer’s plans to offer customers a smarter and […]

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New tado° Wireless Smart Thermostats are easy to install with positive installer reviews

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 […]

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A look at the latest home automation trends

With smart home technology a key talking point for the heating and plumbing industry, Rhian Bartlett – Trading Director at Screwfix – looks at the latest home automation trends: Digital technology, whether employed in the home for safety and security, comfort and convenience or health and wellbeing is seen by many as a positive addition […]

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Are consumers ready for 'connected home' products?

As the range of smart technology for the home becomes ever wider and more advanced, the dream of the ‘connected home’ continues to become more attractive to many homeowners.  The emergence of Voice Search devices such as Alexa and Google Assistant now represent low price entry points to a broader smart home system in the […]

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Smart energy is the number one driver for Smart Home installations

Recent research has discovered that smart energy is the number one driver for Smart Home installations – ahead of smart security, entertainment, convenience and health . Sales figures for Internet of Things (IoT) heating devices in the UK show the increasing adoption of this new technology, with sales growing by 3000% since 2010 and volumes […]

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