As we’ve been able to print the element into the ceramic core (in a shape similar to a snail shell or @ symbol) the heating element now covers a much higher surface area of the core. The result for the end user is that the new EcoWiFi electric radiator now heats up from cold much more quickly. Within about 15 minutes, from a cold start, you will start to feel the heat being emitted from the EcoWiFi. Best of all, it cools at the same rate, so you will have all the benefits of the old ceramic core, but with the advantage of much quicker heating time.
The control units have been upgraded too. We have now added a WiFi enabled digital controller to this range. Unlike many of the electric radiators with WiFi, we have opted to use a mesh system. A mesh WiFi system means that every radiator within the system also acts like a secure WiFi signal booster. The more radiators you have in your home, the stronger the signal linking them.
Our initial trials found that a traditional point to point WiFi connection could easily be compromised by internal insulation, I’m sure that you’ve all experienced a poor WiFi signal in your home or at work. Our mesh technology overcomes this. It means that our EcoWiFi are a viable option, even in the most challenging locations.
Okay, here’s some honest feedback from a number of our customers. They love the heating from our radiators. Lots are impressed with the running costs. Many can’t believe what a difference they’ve made to their homes after replacing storage heaters, but quite often we get feedback saying the controls on the radiator are quite hard to use.
The whole heating industry has been constrained by the size of the screen to which controls could be attached. Fast forward to our time where we’re increasingly familiar with smartphones and tablet computers, the limitation of design inherent with onboard controls seem to become more and more frustrating for our customers.
With that in mind we’ve launched our VeriSmart Heating App available for both android and iOS apple smartphones. It takes the control functions from the built-in control units and transports them onto your smartphone or table. Suddenly programming your whole house heating becomes child’s play. You can setup a programme and copy it across all your radiators, copy heating schedules across days of the week, check current room temperature, boost heating and much, much more.
The added computer power of your smart device also means we’ve been able to develop even more money saving, comfort enhancing features!
Every electric radiator in the range contains a heating element encased in a ceramic block. These VeriSmart EcoWifi Radiators are manufactured without using any fluid inside. It is beautifully presented in a cast aluminium frame with an epoxy finish to withstand corrosion.
Thermal inertia is provided by the blocks of high-performance refractory material incorporated in the core of the conventional aluminium radiator. Ceramic radiators have high thermal inertia meaning they continue to emit heat long after they stop drawing power.
Let’s look at geo-location. Once you’ve set your heating schedule you can sit back and relax. But should you leave your home during a time the heating is working and maintaining your chosen temperature the system identifies that you’ve left and will stop heating, allowing the temperature of your home to gently drop as you move further away from you home. As you change direction and start moving towards you home the system will recognise this and begin heating your home again. As you slip the front door key into the lock, our VeriSmart controls will have your home temperature just where you want them.
The ability to remotely access your heating should excite holiday lets and second home owners.
You can turn your radiators on ahead of your guests arrival, you can also turn them off remotely. You can monitor your energy usage seeing exactly how much energy your heating is using. You can then set usage limits to manage your overall bills.
For the ultimate connected home, we’ve added a cool new feature. Why not ask Alexa, Amazon’s smart speaker, to adjust your heating? All EcoWiFi electric radiators from VeriSmart Heating are Alexa enabled.
Regardless of how you want to programme your electric heating, you really can do it from the comfort of your chair, or office, or anywhere with an internet connection!
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VeriSmart electric radiators are compliant with the EcoDesign Directive (Lot 20) which became effective on 1 January 2018. Our radiators possess electronic chronothermostats for daily control, open window detection and a power consumption meter. These functions help you heat your home only when you need it, thereby helping to achieve the UK’s overall carbon reduction targets.