We’re looking for Pure Planet Community members to help us test a new type of smart thermostat that can be controlled by your smartphone or your in-home display.
This is a three month pilot using thermostats from a company called Geo - they also make the in-home displays that come with the smart meters that Pure Planet installs.
To take part you’ll need to be a Pure Planet dual fuel Member with smart meters installed by us. The thermostat will be installed by Geo alongside your existing heating controls and will control your central heating and hot water. Geo will ask for a small amount of your time (about half an hour) to get feedback on the thermostat but in return you’ll be able to keep the thermostat forever, free of charge!
The installation requires a smart switch to be connected to your boiler (this is what turns the boiler on and off). You’ll also be provided with a wireless temperature sensor and an enhanced in-home display. You’ll then be able to control your new smart thermostat via the Geo Home app or by using the new display.
Geo will install the smart thermostat (which should be done in less than an hour) and provide any support you need to get set up. If at the end of the three month trial you want to remove the thermostat for any reason, Geo will be happy to do so.
We’ve three kits to offer to three Members of the Community. We’ll select three eligible Members to take part and Geo will then be in touch to arrange an installation.
At the end of the trial Geo will send you a short survey about your experience, such as:
If the thermostat met your expectations
How useful you find the information in the app
Whether it helped you to think more about your energy usage
How you typically controlled your heating and hot water
And you can also post here in the Community some feedback about your experience. Other Members may also have questions, too!
Pure Futures is all about trialling and testing the energy technology that will become increasingly common in homes of the future. We think smart thermostats are a great way of making your home heating more intelligent - reducing your energy bills and carbon emissions without a huge upfront cost.
We want to see if a smart thermostat that connects to your in-home display (and could be installed at the same time as a smart meter) is a better way of getting the technology into our homes.
Any questions? Let’s talk about them in the replies below.
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[Post updated 6 Jan 2021 to remove the link to the Google form, as we’ve had an amazing response - thanks everyone!]