Heat Genius: Intelligent Heating Controller with Z-Wave
Heat Genius have recently launched their new intelligent domestic heating controller. They say that heating accounts for 66% of household energy usage (an average bill of £750 per year for every home) and according to a study by Microsoft and Lancaster University an intelligent heating controller can save up to 35% of a UK home’s heating bill compared to a dumb thermostat.
In addition the £49.99 Radiator Valves are used to zone your heating system and the Room Sensors (also £44.99) are used to give you smart control of each room so the Genius Hub can learn when you use the rooms and automatically build a heating schedule for you. These PIRs use Z-Wave and HG say this means they will be able to incorporate support for new products into the Genus Hub in the future.
Heat Genius claim their system is the first “that learns when to turn on the radiator in each room of your house ready for when you come in, and to turn it off when you leave.” We asked them what aspect of their learning system was new compared to other heating controllers and they told us…
The Genius Hub is the first to take ‘Smart’ technology to the next level as it offers the automatic turning on and off of rooms within a house, rather then just the house as a whole.
On the subject of integration Heat Genius told us they have already written an API and are waiting for the right partner to work with.
The Heat Genius is manufactured in England and is available to buy exclusively from their website. Check out the video, links and exclusive photos of all the hardware below…