Pretty awesome piece of kit we are using in one of our 10 bed HMOs at the minute. Heat Genius. It’s a smart thermostat which we control via software/phone app. We have PIR sensors in each bedroom, so we know when a tenant leaves a room and it’ll turn the heating off. It also notices rapid heat drops or heat rises which we can see via graphs so we can see if people are using electric heaters. Each radiator is individually controlled. Because we thermally insulated the property because it was a commercial to residential conversion the house is really warm even without the heating on. If the boiler has a fault it notifies us and the heating engineer. Very cool piece of kit.
We are fitting the thermostats for £300+VAT. All the expansion kits like radiator controls and PIR sensors cost extra, but it’s saving 40% on the gas, which means it pays for itself within a few years. Over a 20 year period, it’s going to save thousands and increase our investor’s bottom line. We are always using smart technology in our properties to make them more economical and more profitable.