Smart heating controls - the hot choice for social housing

Specifying heating controls to improve energy efficiency and remote control flexibility has now been made even easier for social housing providers, thanks to the internet-enabled iT500 and iT500BM - the latest smart controls available from heating controls pioneer, SALUS.

Via a smart phone, tablet or computer, social housing customers can now control their heating and hot water remotely, by simply using their electronic device to change the on/off settings, or even adjust the temperature of their SALUS thermostat - all via the internet and with no change to their energy provider, and no subscription costs. As well as delivering improved home comfort levels, these latest products will also help reduce heating bills.

The internet-enabled iT500 smart control from SALUS outsmarts competitors’ equivalents, boasting inbuilt RF technology that will enable customers to manage their hot water and heating from afar. The iT500BM bears all the hallmarks of the iT500, but requires no wiring on installation, and in most cases does even not require a single tool. Connection to the existing heating system is simply achieved via SALUS’ combination boiler modules.

SALUS’ European Managing Director, Dean Jepson explains: “Our latest smart controls take the wireless, remote control of heating and hot water to new heights. Rising energy prices are affecting many households, but with the simple introduction of smart controls, social housing customers can enjoy energy savings in the region of 30%, subject to the size of property and energy usage.”

“Improving the performance of heating systems is key for social housing, and we are committed to working with providers to not only offer energy efficient solutions, but an array of additional support, including extended warranties and technical service excellence,” adds Dean.

To further meet the needs of social housing, later this year SALUS will be introducing data analytics for the iT500 and iT500BM to enable landlords and customers to receive data on their heating usage. This can help those on restricted budgets, as notifications can be sent when they reach a preset level of energy usage. Data analytics is fast becoming the future for connected thermostats, taking the traditional thermostat beyond all expectations. Bespoke data analytics will also be available from SALUS.

The iT500 features a touch sensitive master control unit that can be positioned anywhere in the home, both table top or wall mounted, to sense the room temperature. Boasting a contemporary slimline design with a unique black LCD, it operates in conjunction with an exclusively designed free SALUS app that can be downloaded via both iTunes and Android stores.

Connection of the iT500BM to the heating system is simply achieved via SALUS’ combination boiler modules. Designed to fit into the front of the most popular combination boilers in the UK, the SALUS boiler module simply connects via Radio Frequency (RF) to the remote iT500 thermostat unit and the gateway, which provides internet capability.

Both the iT500 and iT500BM are available alongside SALUS’ existing range of thermostats that features programmers; electronic, RF, cylinder and frost thermostats, together with a line-up of bypass valves, wiring centres, TRVs and control packs. All products are available via the company’s nationwide network of merchants and distributors.

For further information on SALUS’ range of heating controls, visit or contact 01226 323961.



Pictured here: The iT500 smart heating control from heating controls pioneer, SALUS, enables social housing providers to offer improved energy efficiency and remote control flexibility to its customers.




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