Smart home devices can help you be more environmentally and financially conscious.
There are numerous ways to reduce energy consumption, ranging from turning off unnecessary lights to lowering the temperature on your thermostat. Many tech-savvy homeowners, on the other hand, are turning to technological ways to manage usage and expense, opting for smart devices that allow them to stay cosy while also being cost effective.
Smart-home devices can be controlled remotely, set on a timer, linked to a smart speaker, or even programmed to perform actions on their own using your smartphone. Smart-home devices can be an important part of your energy-saving strategy because they give you more control over the things in your home that use energy. Currys and other electrical outlets sell the items listed below.
PHILIPS HUE Bluetooth Smart Plug (£29.99)
Plug in any non-smart lamp for instant control via your phone’s Philips Hue Bluetooth app. It is also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant. Add the Philips Hue Bridge (sold separately) to enable additional features such as Apple HomeKit and away-from-home control. It can accommodate up to 50 lights, allowing you to control the lighting throughout your home.
Portable Smart Heater DUUX Threesixty 2 DXCH08UK (£99.99)
Use the Duux app to control the heater from the comfort of your sofa – adjust the temperature from your smartphone. The safety function prevents the heater from overheating or accidentally turning on, making it safer to use.
Add-on for the TADO V3+ Smart Radiator Thermostat (£69.99)
This device allows you to control each radiator separately, ensuring that each room is at a comfortable temperature. tado° integrates with smart home voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri to allow you to control your heating without using your phone. This is ideal for communal homes where you do not have control over your boiler.
WIZ CONNECTED Smart Plug (£14.99, reduced from £17.99)
Connect this device to your WiFi router using your smartphone or tablet and control whatever you plug into it from wherever you are. This socket connects to your router without the use of a hub or any additional hardware. To pair your phone with the socket for simple and intuitive controls, simply plug it in and download the Wiz app. You can use your smartphone to control this socket from anywhere as long as your router is turned on.