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Home Heating Oil Smart Thermostats

Home Heating Oil Smart Thermostats

Have you ever woken up in the depts of winter and wished somehow you could turn on your home heating from your bed? Well you can and its brilliant!

Take my word for it, you have not lived until you have turned on your heating from your cosy bed. Plus, it gives you a perfect excuse to stay in bed an extra 20 minutes  as you waiting your house to warm up 😉

In this post HeatMyHome.ie will review the latest Smart Home Thermostats on the market today and more importantly  how they fit into your Irish home. each product will have its own page so please add some comment so you can add you 2-cents.

Nest Thermostat

The Nest Thermostat is probably the most well known Smart Thermostat on the market.

nest-handThis device comes from the team that developed the iPod. Google since acquired the team and are now developing a number of smart home devices. There are 3 versions of this thermostat and there is some tricky install requirements that can catch you out when purchasing.

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Netatmo thermostat

The Netatro in a great wee thermostat less blingy that the Nest and others thermostats but still very stylish without using any energy to do so.

netatmo

This company has a weather station range so you add to you heating with some very local weather data.

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Hive

You may of seen this thermostat on the UK TV ads. They have paired with British Gas.

This thermostat is black

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Honeywell Lyric T6

Honeywell are a huge company. They have been use is smart building around the world for many years.

This is the honeywell lyric T6 honeywell lyric

 

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Tado

The Tado Thermostat is a small minimalism styled device.

tado smart thermostat This is the minimal device

 

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Nest Thermostat

Nest Thermostat Generation 3

The Nest Thermostat is probably the most well known Smart Thermostat on the market.

nest-handThis device comes from the team that developed the iPod. Google since acquired the team and are now developing a number of smart home devices. There are 3 versions of this thermostat and there is some tricky install requirements that can catch you out when purchasing.

Buy                 Amazon Ebay

 

Nest Thermostat E

The Nest Thermostat E is the basically the nest thermostat with out the digital display. The result its a more minimal design and a device that required less power to operate.
nest thermo e

This is the basic model of the nest thermostat show above. less fancy

 

 

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Netatmo Thermostat

Netatmo Thermostat is a stylish and smartly designed device.

 

Netatmo Thermostat

The Netatmo in a great wee thermostat less blingy that the Nest and others thermostats but still very stylish without using any energy to do so.

netatmo

This company has a weather station range so you add to you heating with some very local weather data.

Buy Now                             Amazon Ebay

More to Come!

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Kerosene or Gas Oil?

Kerosene or Gas Oil?

What do I buy for my home heating system, Kerosene or Gas Oil?

 

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95% of Irish homes use Kerosene as home heating oil. Its red-ish in color.  You can buy it here at heatmyhome.ie through our suppliers . Quantities available from 20 ltr drums up to 1000’s of ltrs. Have a look at price list for Sligo . The only limitation is your tank size, and your wallet 🙂

 

Gas Oil

 (aka.  Green Diesel) (aka. Agri Diesel)
gas oil

5% of Irish homes use Gas Oil or Green Diesel as home heating fuel. These homes are normally farmhouses or older buildings. Gas Oil is green-ish in color. Gas Oil is normally purchased in large quantities because is also used around the farm, for tractors and farming equipment. Most Home Heating oil burners can be set up to burn Gas Oil. However, Kerosene is cheaper in small quantities.

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Coal Delivery Sligo

Coal Delivery Sligo.

Coal Delivery Sligo. Ah, as a boy I can always remember the coal man dropping in the 40kg bag of coal, all us kids had to jump out of the way while the big dirty boots thumped by. But in the day of  wind turbines, solar panels and airtight houses, Heatmyhome.ie is asking the question, Is the day of coal delivery Sligo over? We don’t think so!

coal delivery sligo

Yes technology and Irish homes have greatly improved over the last number of years. However, according to the Ireland2050 report coal import has only dropped by 400 tonnes from 2005 to 2015. When you take the number of houses in Ireland into account that’s only o.2 kg of coal reduction per household, leaving out industrial use and other factors.

We here at HeatMyHome.ie feel that coal delivery in Sligo will continue for a long time to come. However, the products and the technology of the coal man will change. Due to EU legislation, Ireland’s carbon emissions need to reduce. To meet these requirements, Ireland has banned Smokey Coal in cities and soon country wide. Since the introduction  of such measures a host of new smokeless products have come on to the Irish market, such as EcoGlow.  CPL Fuels Ireland the biggest importer in Ireland have moved to address this issue by investing in a new €10 Million smokeless coal manufacturing plant in Limerick.

Opportunities

We here at HeatMyHome.ie feel the major change and opportunity in the future for coal delivery Sligo will be technology. Coal men now have smartphones with them at all times. The power the internet can bring to this industry has huge potential. Especially, when linked to the new concepts in Local Online Sales.

One big player in online sales has invested heavily in delivery methods. The result is delivery charges costing more than the items you are purchasing. The second big player has cheap items from china with free delivery. If you are prepared to wait 6 to 8 weeks for your item to arrive.

Its time for the local sellers to start fighting back in the online space by offering the services the big guys can’t seem to get right. New technologies are emerging in this space. Pointy which just raised €12 Million in second round funding or Lightspeed POS cash-register with build in eCommerce website. Both these technologies put items from local shops online. So all the local sellers need now is a fast, cheap and reliable way to get their new bulky local online orders to the houses. There is potential for coal men to upscale into this space. If they are empowered with the right tools, such as HeatMyHome.ie technology.

HeatMyHome.ie is working very closely with coal and oil suppliers. Each Coal or Oil supplier has an online store inside of heatmyhome.ie. By pooling resources in this way heatmyhome.ie can offer a more secure, user friendly and convenient service.  This allows customers to easily order their home heating fuel, and maybe more!

All in all the future looks bright for coal delivery in Sligo.

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