What Is a Smart Underfloor Heating Thermostat?

A Smart Underfloor Heating Thermostat is a device designed to control and regulate the temperature of underfloor heating systems in the most convenient manner. Its primary purpose is to bring a new level of intelligence and user-friendly operation to the regulation of underfloor heating, ensuring optimal comfort in residential and commercial spaces.

Why Choose a Smart Thermostat for Your Underfloor Heating?

Choosing a Smart Thermostat for your underfloor heating system can offer several advantages in terms of convenience, energy efficiency, and overall control. Here are some reasons why you might consider a smart thermostat for your underfloor heating:


Smart Thermostats typically come with mobile apps, allowing you to control your underfloor heating system remotely. This means you can adjust the temperature and settings from your smartphone or tablet, providing convenience and flexibility.


Along with this, many smart Thermostats can integrate with other smart home devices, such as voice assistants (e.g. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant) or other home automation systems. This enables you to control your underfloor heating as part of a broader smart home ecosystem.


Smart Thermostats can send alerts and notifications to your smartphone, keeping you informed about system status, maintenance reminders, or potential issues.

Programmable Settings:

Smart Thermostats often have advanced scheduling options, allowing you to set different temperatures for various times of the day or week. This can help you optimize energy usage and maintain a comfortable environment without manual adjustments.


You can create personalized heating schedules to align with your daily routines, optimizing energy usage and minimizing unnecessary heating during periods of inactivity.

Easy Installation and Setup:

 Many Smart Thermostats are designed for easy installation and user-friendly setups. The intuitive interfaces of their mobile apps, simplify the process of configuring settings and managing your underfloor heating system.


Many Smart Thermostats are wireless and communicate via Wi-Fi or other wireless protocols. This eliminates the need for complex wiring, making the installation process much more simpler.


Wireless connectivity also enhances the flexibility of thermostat placement within your home.

How Can I Change or Upgrade My Existing Thermostat to a Smart Thermostat?

Changing your existing thermostat to a smart thermostat is generally a straightforward process. However, it's important to note that specific instructions may vary based on the brand and model of the smart thermostat you choose.


To upgrade your existing thermostat to a smart one, follow these general steps, though instructions may vary based on the chosen brand and model: (Always refer to the specific device's manual). 


• Begin by checking compatibility with your heating and cooling system
• Turn off the power, document existing wiring, and remove the old thermostat
• Install the smart thermostat's mounting plate, connect wires as per instructions, and affix the new device
• Restore power, configure settings (e.g., Wi-Fi and preferences), test the system, and, if applicable, download the mobile app for remote control

• Set up scheduling as desired


*If uncertain or encountering issues during installation, seek guidance from the manufacturer's support or consider professional assistance.

What Other Thermostat Options Are There?

If smart devices are too much for you or not what you are looking for, then there are several thermostat options available aside from smart Wi-Fi/app-enabled thermostats. Smart Thermostats aren’t for everyone; some people want a simpler solution to controlling their heating that doesn’t require being as tech-savvy. 


Here at Uheat, we also offer Programmable Thermostats that allow you to set heating and cooling schedules in advance, but they don't offer remote access or learning capabilities like smart thermostats. This can be a great option for people who want to be able to program their heating around their schedule and continue about the day, knowing they can return home to a warm environment. 


Arguably, the most user-friendly thermostat is the Manual Thermostat. These are the simplest form of thermostats as they don’t require setting up any sort of programmable schedule. Simply adjust to the desired temperature to control your heating. However, they don't offer any advanced features like programmability or remote access, meaning you cannot set up times for your heating to turn on and off. This is all controlled solely by yourself using the manual wall thermostat.