Smart thermostats are a popular upgrade for many homes in Kent, offering improved energy efficiency and enhanced control over home heating systems. But one common question we hear as heating engineers is whether these devices are compatible with new boilers. Let’s dive into the details.

Compatibility of Smart Thermostats and New Boilers

  1. Universal Compatibility: Most new boilers are compatible with smart thermostats. These devices are designed to work with a variety of heating systems, including combi, system, and conventional boilers.
  2. System Requirements: To ensure compatibility, your boiler must typically have a low voltage (24V) control circuit. Most modern boilers are equipped with this feature.
  3. Consider the Thermostat Features: Different smart thermostats offer various features, such as learning your schedule, detecting your presence, and even monitoring weather conditions to adjust heating efficiently.

Benefits of Installing a Smart Thermostat with Your New Boiler

  1. Energy Efficiency: Smart thermostats can significantly reduce your energy usage by only heating your home when needed and maintaining optimal temperatures.
  2. Remote Control: With a smart thermostat, you can control your home’s heating from anywhere using a smartphone app.
  3. Usage Insights: These devices provide valuable insights into your heating usage, helping you understand and manage your energy consumption better.

Choosing the Right Smart Thermostat

When selecting a smart thermostat, consider compatibility with your existing or new boiler, the features it offers, and its ease of use. Popular brands that work well with most boiler systems include Nest, Hive, and Ecobee.


Smart thermostats are a beneficial addition to any modern home heating system, offering both convenience and cost savings. For homeowners and businesses in Kent looking to upgrade their systems, we provide professional installation services for a wide range of smart thermostats. Contact us today to book an installation and start enjoying a more efficient, controllable heating system tailored to your needs.

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Areas We Cover

We provide gas & oil heating services to homes and businesses across Kent and the surrounding areas.

  • Canterbury
  • Faversham
  • Bekesbourne
  • Bridge
  • Herne Bay
  • Whitstable
  • Margate
  • Ramsgate