Heat Genius adds underfloor control

Heat Genius was already the most advanced home heating control system available - the only system that's able to learn the pattern of use for each room of a house, and automatically turn the radiator on in advance. Homeowners save energy because empty rooms are automatically turned off.

Heat Genius was already the most advanced home heating control system available - the only system that's able to learn the pattern of use for each room of a house, and automatically turn the radiator on in advance. Homeowners save energy because empty rooms are automatically turned off.


Today, Heat Genius is adding support for 'wet' underfloor heating and zone valves. These are expected to become increasingly popular choices in new properties, as homebuilders find ways to meet stricter requirements for energy efficiency. According to a recent RIBA survey, 68% of architects expect to install more underfloor heating systems this year [1]. Heat Genius allows underfloor or radiator zones to be scheduled via an easy-to-use app for Android and iOS devices, or a web browser.

Although the Heat Genius system is powered by cutting edge smart technology behind the scenes, installation and operation is quick and simple: a small box plugs into the home's internet router, a wireless valve slips onto each radiator, a small wireless unit connects to each zone valve wiring centre and a movement sensor sits in each room. These sensors help the device learn which periods each room is normally used for, so that it can preheat rooms ready for those times and turn the radiator off when the room's empty.

The advantage of Heat Genius being an intelligent system is that it is essentially "fit and forget". Temperatures can be manually adjusted from any web device including via a free smartphone app, but most of the time it will simply sit in the background, automatically adjusting the heating schedule for each radiator to match the behaviour of the occupants.

Potential energy savings are significant, helping households to deal with ever-rising fuel costs. Heating accounts for 66% of household energy usage - an average bill of £750 per year for every home [2]. Annual domestic fuel bills have doubled since 2005 and that trend shows no sign of slowing down.

The base system costs £249, and radiator valves, zone valve receivers and sensors can be added as required. Even at current energy prices, a Heat Genius system could easily pay for itself within 3 years in a typical home. A study by Microsoft and Lancaster University showed that intelligent heating controls saved up to 35% of a UK home's heating bill compared to a simple thermostat, and without the need to manually programme timers or adjust them whenever the occupants' schedules change[3].

The smart thermostat market is growing rapidly from £62 million p.a. in 2013, to a predicted £866 million by 2020 [4]. It's an opportunity that has attracted plenty of big players including industry giants Honeywell (EvoHome), Google (Nest), and British Gas (Hive).

Heat Genius is manufactured in England with components sourced almost entirely from the UK. They are headquartered in Birmingham, England.

Heat Genius is available exclusively via their website, www.heatgenius.co.uk

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