A few years ago you wouldn’t have been able to walk onto a tube platform without seeing an advert for Hive or Nest heating systems. The adverts were eye-catching and they were the UK’s first big step into the extraordinary world of the ‘Internet of Things’. Smart systems have come on a long, long way since then and the capabilities of smart heating systems have improved exponentially. Having fit every brand on offer for our clients we’ve come to the decision that Honeywell evohome is currently the market leader and as a result have actually stopped fitting alternatives.
This has been a big gamble, but you know what? It has really worked for us because it’s meant that having focused on Honeywell evohome for the last three years we have become experts in all aspects of the system. We still love the system. And so far we haven’t found any other brand that comes close to it.
So what is it we love about Honeywell evohome?
Unrivalled control of your heating - most smart heating systems have one controller that is usually placed in the hallway. It measures the temperature of the house and once it has reached the desired temperature, it will maintain that temperature throughout the home. If one room is too hot or cold for you, you have to manually adjust the temperature at the radiator valve. However, with Honeywell evohome, you have ‘smart thermostatic radiator valves’ on every radiator or towel rail and you have individual control of each of these valves. So what does this actually mean? Well you can set every radiator to a different temperature - the guest bedroom at 14 degrees whilst the more communal areas in you house can be set to 22 degrees. No more prowling from room to room twisting valves to control the temperature. It’s genius.
Honeywell evohome is very energy efficient - with an evohome system you could enjoy a massive 40% reduction in energy costs. This is thanks to the individual control you have over each zone in your home so you don’t need to heat rooms that aren’t being used. The energy saving potential is important because Honeywell evohome doesn’t come cheap but it is an investment that you’ll quickly start seeing gains from.
It’s flexible - Honeywell evohome not only lets you set your zones up according to your own schedule, but it’s also pretty darn clever and recognises that our lives get very busy and we’re not always going to be able to diligently stick to the schedules we’ve set. Life moves fast these days and we’re always rushing to keep up with it. But don’t panic. No problem here! With Honeywell evohome you have the ability to open up the app on your phone and manually override your set schedule wherever you are.
It’s incredibly simple to use - Honeywell evohome has a ton of capabilities but it has managed to remain simple to use. Finethorp’s installers will always do a hand over with you to take you through the system but from there, you will be able to control your system from the evohome hub or the app on your phone very easily. It’s so easy that even your grandma will be able to use it.
It integrates with other systems - Honeywell evohome lets you create a link with Amazon Alexa, and Honeywell home security cameras. So not only can you control your heating, but if you have a Honeywell camera security system, you can connect it to Alexa too. “Hi Alexa, the kitchen’s a bit hot. Please turn it down by 2 degrees.” Not only is this great fun (we’re dorks!) but it’s also just another added level of control that pushes Honeywell evohome to the top of its game.
In our opinion, Honeywell evohome’s are by far the best choice for those living in houses or larger flats. We’re really excited to see how they continue to develop the system and expand their offering.
We are genuinely passionate about this system, and not a single one of our hundreds of clients have been disappointed once they’ve had them installed.
If you’re looking to install a smart heating system in your home give us a call as we’d love to chat to you about your options.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7427 6089