Best Wireless Thermostats in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 6, 2018
A wireless thermostat is a modern and sophisticated solution that will allow you to control a home's temperature with the help of your smartphone or any other Wi-Fi enabled gadget. Read our reviews of five best and smart thermostats and choose one that you like better. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Control Type
HVAC Compatability
Power Supply
Programming Type
Warranty
 
PROS

This unit uses advanced TPI control protocols to optimize temperature without constantly turning the boiler on and off, thus saving energy and extending the boiler's service life.

CONS

The power cord is quite short.

OUR VERDICT

This high-tech Honeywell thermostat may be a bit too pricey for some but we feel that its features justify the cost. It has excellent temperature adjustment, can be controlled from anywhere in the world, and can be set to work on certain days or during particular hours. A smart device for those that value convenience.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Remote: Smartphone, Tablet, PC

Manual: Thermostat interface

HVAC Compatability

Central heating systems, Floor heating (electric)

Power Supply

AC

Programming Type

7-day scheduling, 6 separate time intervals and temperature settings

Warranty

1 year

PROS

This model comes with a hard-wired module that keeps it connected to modems and routers without any stability issues, thus minimizing the risk of errors and glitches.

CONS

The device's glossy finish ends up covered in fingerprints after just a few days of use.

OUR VERDICT

A good choice for combi boiler control, this thermostat works with any heating system and may thus be a bit tough to control initially. But once you master it, you will be able to adjust the temperature in your home precisely to your liking without leaving your bed.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Remote: Smartphone, Tablet, PC

Manual: Thermostat interface

HVAC Compatability

Central heating systems, Floor heating (electric), Water heating

Power Supply

Thermostat: 2 AA batteries

Control Unit: AC

Programming Type

7-day scheduling, time intervals and temperature settings

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The patented auto-adapt function analyses your home's insulation and the outdoor temperature to set up the heating system's schedule.

CONS

Display controls can only change the temperature.

OUR VERDICT

This smart thermostat works with most HVAC systems,  is easy to setup, and has many advanced settings that can be accessed from your phone or tablet via the Internet from anywhere.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Remote: Smartphone, Tablet, PC

Manual: Thermostat interface

HVAC Compatability

Central heating systems, Floor heating

Power Supply

3 AAA batteries

Control Unit: AC

Programming Type

Fully adjustable 7-day schedule programming, self-programmable

Warranty

1 year

PROS

This model uses a dial for precise temperature adjustment instead of touch controls that mainly offer integers.

CONS

The batteries have to be replaced quite often.

OUR VERDICT

This retro-styled Drayton thermostat is operated via a dial on the unit itself, which may disappoint those that prefer remote controls. However, that way you can choose the temperature down to a tenth of a degree and the lack of fancy gimmicks makes this model quite affordable.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Manual: Thermostat interface

HVAC Compatability

Central heating systems, Floor heating (electric)

Power Supply

Thermostat: 2 AA batteries

Control Unit: AC

Programming Type

Temperature settings

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The model has 3 preset modes for optimal heating that requires no input from the owner. More experienced users can set everything up manually though.

CONS

Some users have had trouble integrating the device with their phone or tablet.

OUR VERDICT

If you want full automation for your house, don't hesitate to get this model as its 3 preset programs will keep the home warm and cosy without you doing a thing. And if you ever decide to change the temperature manually, the device has plenty of settings to choose from. A solid choice for a smart home.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Remote: Smartphone, Tablet, PC

Manual: Thermostat interface

HVAC Compatability

Central heating systems, Floor heating (electric)

Power Supply

AC

Programming Type

7-day scheduling, time intervals and temperature settings

Warranty

18 months

Honeywell Y6R910RW8021

Getting It Just Right

It’s not a secret that some people are quite picky about the temperature in their home with even half a degree difference going over their limit. If you want your house to be fully heat-controlled, consider spending a few extra bucks to get the Honeywell Y6R910RW8021.

This device uses advanced TPI control protocols that will set the temperature precisely at the level you want down to decimals. Moreover, while some of the more basic models could do that by wasting energy and constantly switching your boiler on and off, the TPI protocols keep that to a minimum, cutting costs down.

While the Honeywell thermostat will cover your whole house regardless of the control unit placement, you will still have to take some time finding a spot for it as the power wire is a bit short. That means that a power source has to be relatively close by for the device to work. Luckily, it doesn’t matter how out of the way the thermostat is, you could even place it down in the basement and simply control it remotely. Or take the main unit and carry it along as it's portable but we did find the remote control option more practical.

The Honeywell Y6R910RW8021 can be controlled via a smartphone, tablet, or PC regardless of how far away you are. For example, you could be on vacation on some tropical island and use the scheduling system to make sure your home stays heated in the cold of winter. In fact, one cool trick you can do is set the floor heating to come on right before you arrive from work so that you walk into a house and feel the warmth right away.

We understand that not everybody will be willing to spend more just to have the type of flexible controls and features the Honeywell Y6R910RW8021 has. However, if you can spare the cost, this wireless heating thermostat is absolutely worth it at least for the precise temperature adjustments.

Review of Honeywell Y6R910RW8021 Smart Thermostat

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SALUS IT500

Reliable Temperature Control

On paper, any remote thermostat for boiler control sounds like a nice idea. Warming up your home via the internet while you’re still stuck in traffic is certainly proof that you’re in the future, right? However, that only works if your thermostat model has a stable WiFi connection and many fail to offer that. Luckily, the SALUS IT500 comes with a hard-wired module for cable connection to a modem or router. This means that the signal stays steady at all times and there is no chance of the device going haywire and turning your home into a sauna.

Obviously, the SALUS IT500 also offers full remote controls via any portable devices such as smartphones and tablets so you can really take advantage of the internet connection. Do note that the controls may be a bit complicated for some as the device works with central, floor, and water heating so you can pick and choose which system to activate. That may confuse beginners initially but once you get the hang of controls, you can keep a good ecosystem in your home with just a few taps on your phone screen.

We did feel like the SALUS IT500’s design was a bit of a misfire. The glossy finish on the body means that any time you touch it, a very noticeable fingerprint is left behind. However, we appreciated the fact that the control unit is AC-powered, while the thermostat itself works on basic AA batteries and doesn’t require replacement ones that often.

If you’re looking for a wireless thermostat for combi boiler control, the SALUS IT500 is a high-tech and reliable choice. This model leaves no room for error and guarantees that the temperature in your home will always be at exactly the right level.

Review of SALUS IT500 Internet Controlled Thermostat

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Netatmo Smart Thermostat for Individual Boiler

What Lies Beneath

The Netatmo Thermostat has a peculiar square design that reminds a modern table clock. The e-ink display with 2 sets of digits only adds to the impression. Under the simplistic look hides a high performer with rich functionality. The biggest advantage of this model is that it allows controlling the settings both manually and via digital gadgets, making it possible to regulate a home's temperature remotely. The device memorizes the stats such as the time when you return home, what temperature you prefer, your schedule, etc. so you do not need to fiddle with settings that often. Installing the Netatmo Thermostat is a cinch, and you will only need to find a place for it somewhere on the wall. The Netatmo Thermostat runs off 3 AAA batteries, however, it doesn't eat them like many other other battery-powered gadgets. Because it comes equipped with an e-ink type display, it consumes power sparingly and lasts much longer than models with LCDs. Another benefit of this thermostat is that it is compatible with both Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa voice activation. This means that you can send commands to the thermostat using your smartphone, heating water up anytime you want. In conclusion, the Netatmo Thermostat is a decent option for owners of smart homes. Compatible with all mobile devices, it will let you easily maintain favourable climate conditions in your house.

Review of Netatmo Smart Thermostat for Individual Boiler

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Drayton RF601

Dial It In

Since a wireless room thermostat is a pretty modern device, most of them come with touch controls that may not be to everyone’s liking. If you prefer good old mechanical controls, take a look at the Drayton RF601. This model has a dial that you rotate to set the temperature as precisely as you want, not limiting you to integers like some touch-controlled thermostats do. We do have to admit that remote controls would have been useful as well but the model is fully retro and can only be controlled while you’re standing in front of it.

One thing that the Drayton RF601 does leave in the past, though, is the complicated installation process. This device is easy to setup and integrate into any heating system as it’s compatible with both central and electric systems. Wiring the control unit takes just a few minutes and the thermostat itself only needs to have batteries in it. We did feel like the batteries in this one ran out quicker than usual so be sure to stock up on AAs when you get the Drayton RF601.

So if you like a touch of retro in your devices and prefer to keep your home in check by hand, the Drayton RF601 is a smart and budget-friendly choice. It may not be to everyone’s liking but it fills its niche well and offers good quality at a reasonable price.

Review of Drayton RF601 Wireless Room Thermostat with Digital Display

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Floureon Smart

Take Full Control

Not everybody likes to keep their home constantly hot or permanently cold. If you prefer versatility, the Floureon Smart may be what you’re looking for. You can set this thermostat to change temperature after certain time intervals, alternating between heating up the rooms and cooling them off to a reasonable temperature.

If you’d prefer a more energy-efficient approach, though, you can turn to one of the 3 preset programs that are optimized to heat up space faster and use less energy while doing it. You can also do the setup manually if you have particular preferences.

The Floureon Smart can be controlled both manually and remotely via a smartphone or tablet. We have, however, spotted some complaints about the device losing connection with the controlling unit, seemingly due to WiFi issues. That problem doesn’t appear on PC, though, so you can use that instead.

Since this model is mounted on a wall, you won’t need any batteries to power it, just wire it to the AC and you’re good to go. The thermostat can be hooked up to the central and floor heating so temperature control in your home will be centralized in one spot.

So while there are some shortcomings to work on, the Floureon smart wireless heating thermostat offers highly adjustable controls, energy-efficient heating, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. It’s a thrifty choice for a smart shopper that will keep your house warm and inviting no matter how cold it is outside.

Review of Floureon Smart WIFI Thermostat

 

What Is a Wireless Thermostat?

Despite the suggestive name, a wireless thermostat isn't really a thermostat. Instead, what it is is essentially a device that allows you to control the temperature around the house. Though these little household appliances feature a lot of differences between each other, there's also a number of similarities. If your financial means aren't particularly limited, what you should be looking for is the sort of device that comes equipped with a number of specific sensors. The said sensors connect to the heating and cooling systems within apartments, businesses, and, of course, houses, and allow the user to control those systems through the device. Some of the best models will also provide you with the ability to adjust the temperature from a remote location. Furthermore, any wireless programmable thermostat comes with the sort of features that can be used to set different schedules, so you will be able to enjoy different temperatures during the day and night. Plus, you can use it to cool down your house or heat it up whenever you leave it.

Of course, when it comes to temperature control, a device like that is a sophisticated solution and if you do not care for such luxuries, you could always simply purchase a misting fan or a ceramic heater.

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Publish Date: 2018-07-11 12:46:25