Smart regulation with sensors

Detect and adjust the temperature room-by-room to heat up to just the right level of warmth, detect motion or keep track of opened windows and doors. Smart sensors will save you energy and money in the long run! These sensors come in compact sizes, allowing you to easily place them wherever you need.


Tiny but mighty. Smart sensors make your life easier

Smart thermostats can come with a temperature sensor. But when it’s stuck on a wall in the hallway, it can give only a general reading for your entire home. Separate smart sensors are highly specialized and can zero in on all the different rooms of the house. What is the temperature on the second floor? What about the room with the extra window?

Because smart temperature sensors are small and mostly battery powered, you can place them wherever you need them. Put them in the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or whichever room you spend most of your time in. The more sensors you have, the greater the precision you’ll have throughout your home. With accurate readings, smart sensors will help the thermostat achieve a temperature that’s just right for the room you’re in.

Some temperature sensors will also send you graphs and charts of your energy usage. They’ll record and analyze data to show you where you can save energy - and therefore money. Smart sensors are easily overlooked, but they work hard to make sure your home is nice and cozy.

What else can smart heating & energy sensors do?

Depending on the brand, temperature sensors can detect more than just temperature. They can sense humidity, air quality and even occupancy. So if no one’s in the room, the smart sensor will tell the thermostat to turn off the heat.

But smart sensors can also connect with smart devices other than the thermostat to maintain your home’s ecosystem. A low humidity reading will automatically trigger your humidifier. High VOC levels (volatile organic compounds from cooking, cleaning solvents, smoking, burning candles etc.), will trigger the air purifier. Set up a routine and your smart devices will keep your home stable without you even thinking about it.

What should I look out for?

The range of temperature detection and temperature sensitivity are obvious things to look for in smart sensors. But you may also want to consider the sensor’s ability to connect. Temperature sensors will have to be within a certain range of the thermostat to work. Some require a hub to connect to WiFi or to be accessible while you’re away from home. Some may only work with the Apple HomeKit, while others are compatible with all three of the major voice assistants (Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant).

Another thing to consider is how the sensor is powered. How long does the battery last? Are the batteries easy to acquire? Some sensors may last longer because they operate on Bluetooth Low Energy or a secure low-energy radio frequency. Others work through regular charging, rather than having to physically change the batteries. It can also be important to consider the design. Does it have a display? Do you like a smooth aluminum casing? Or do you like having a stand to keep the sensor upright?

One thing’s for sure, there’s no need to worry about installation. Syncing with WiFi is easy, with many sensors providing a handy QR code. Smart temperature sensors are also often battery powered and aren’t tethered to a wire. Choosing where to put it may be the hardest part of installation!

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