Drayton Wiser heating control system

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What is it?

A budget smart heating control system for homes.

Good points?

Regulating temperatures is a tough task as every house is different but Drayton has created an affordable and scalable system to meet these demands.

Central to the product is a Heat Hub that allows you to access the room thermostat and control your home’s temperature from anywhere via your smartphone.

Smart radiator thermostats aid scalability and allow you to tailor it for your home. Most systems are commonly controlled by a single thermostat and this can lead to large discrepancies from room to room, so having multiple sensors negates this issue.

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Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility gives a great introduction to smart-home integration, while the easy-to-use operation should appeal to anyone willing to take the plunge.

Bad points?

Design of the elements feels a tad flimsy, especially the smart radiator thermostats which could break if knocked by playing children. It would have been nice to view the temperature in each room on the radiator thermostats.

As this is a budget system it lacks some advanced features such as motion detection to set a standardised comfort temperature based on room occupation.

Best for …

Anyone looking to start their smart home journey in a cheap but effective way. The If This Then That (IFTTT) technology allows more adventurous users to programme the system based on certain events in their home.

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Avoid if …

You prefer to keep an iron grip on the home thermostat like Murray in The Goldbergs. You don’t want aggravated by a stray smartphone gesture.

Score: 8/10.

Drayton Wiser heating control system​, £259.99 (amazon.co.uk)

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