A Thetford heating company has launched the UK’s first electric heating system controlled by an app.
The innovative technology links a home’s electric radiators to an app that can be used on a smart phone or tablet giving customers the ability to control which rooms to heat at certain times of the day.
Simona Arneodo, director of Intelli Heat, said the ground-breaking system, called Wireless Heating Application (WHAP), could save customers money on their power bills.
She said: “People have different lifestyles and don’t necessarily work nine to five.
“This system means you can set up your heating how you like. If you are going to be late in from work you can set your heating to come on later.
“You could even programme your radiators from a tablet in New York.
“In the last five years home automation has been growing ever more popular. Everything in your home can be pre-programmed so there are a lot of savings to be made on your power bills.
“The difference between this and other gas or oil systems is that using the app you can control anything that is electrical – your garage door, lighting, hot water, alarm systems, even your curtains.
“There are already systems using gas or oil that can automate a home’s heating but nothing for electrical heating - until now.”
For more information on Intelli Heat visit www.intelligentheat.co.uk