Managing your floor heater with a system-dedicated thermostat ensures ease-of-use, greater energy-efficiency and comfortable warmth all year round. In this guide we’ll walk you through the many benefits of the new 6iE wireless thermostat. You’ll find out:
- How the 6iE uses zoned UFH heating for accurate UFH control
- The simplest ways to set up heating schedules and automatic heat
- How a Smart thermostat improves your home’s energy-efficiency
- How much money you can save on your energy bills
- The compatibility of the 6iE with your other Smart devices
Can I use the 6iE thermostat with both electric and water underfloor heating systems?
Yes, you can. All of Warmup’s heating controls can be used for an electric floor heater or a hydronic system and the 6iE is Warmup’s latest innovation in UFH control. It is the world’s first underfloor heating controller with a Smartphone touchscreen and its stylish, premium design will suit any home decor.
Underfloor heating offers a ‘zoned’ heating approach meaning you can operate specific floor heaters separately from each other or from the rest of your home’s primary heating system by use of a zone-specific thermostat. For instance, you can install an electric heating mat system with the 6iE heat mat thermostat within just your bathroom and control this in isolation. This process dramatically improves energy saving functionality, enhances your home’s sustainability and saves you money on your bills.
How do I set up heat schedules on Warmup’s wireless thermostats?
It’s a great idea to set up heating and cooling schedules on the 6iE to personalise your home heating for your routines. Want to warm up your bedroom so it’s perfectly cosy when you wake up each morning? With the 6iE this is as simple as entering the details of this routine on the intuitive touchscreen or managing this schedule remotely from Warmup’s MyHeating app using your phone. With the MyHeating mobile app or the MyWarmup online portal, you can even set your floor heater to come on while you’re still out of the house or simply adjust the temperature, making sure your home will be radiantly warm when you return.
Looking to set up your new 6iE? Our thermostats are easy to install, and you can find tutorial videos and the answer to any technical question on Warmup Support.
Does the 6iE underfloor heating thermostat provide automatic heating?
Warmup’s range of Smart thermostats are packed full of advanced technology including automatic heat functionality – meaning your home will remain at your ideal comfort temperature without the need to set up a heating schedule if you wish.
The 6iE Smart WiFi Thermostat uses SmartGeo technology which can learn your routines to automatically set the perfect level of warmth for your needs. The SmartGeo feature optimises your heating system and can save you money. It uses background communication with your Smartphone to lower your home’s underfloor heating temperature when you are away and rising them up automatically when you’re on way home.
Will the 6iE WiFi thermostat enhance the energy-efficiency of my heater?
As we all work towards lowering our personal carbon emissions, using floor heaters with Smart thermostats are a fantastic way to help improve your home’s energy-efficiency.
Underfloor heating uses less energy than traditional heating systems by operating at lower temperatures whilst produce the same level of comfort. This is because UFH utilises the radiant heat effect which gently conducts warmth directly into the objects and people within a space rather than just heating the air like central heating operated radiators. This dramatically reduces energy wastage. With its enhanced ability to conserve energy through automatic heating and remote control, the 6iE maximises on this existing efficiency of UFH – saving an extra 25% on energy usage. Underfloor heating systems are also compatible with low-carbon heat sources such as heat pumps and biomass boilers.
Is the 6iE the best Smart thermostat to save me money on my heating bills?
The energy-efficiency of floor heaters can offer lower running costs than other heating systems and by using the 6iE to control your heating system could save you up to £400 a year on your energy bills.
Alongside the savings offered by a Warmup heating system, you can save even more money on your energy bills by using the AutoSwitch app. AutoSwitch is a free-to-download Smartphone app which helps you find the lowest priced energy tariff for your home and can sign you up to the best value tariff every year, automatically.
Can I connect the 6iE to my Amazon Echo or Google Home?
The 6iE underfloor heating thermostat can be controlled through other Smart home devices in your home through use of the IFTTT platform for home automation. This method provides a simple solution for managing your underfloor heating thermostat with your existing Alexa, Google Home or other internet-connected Smart voice assistant. And due to the floor heater’s ‘zoned’ heating approach, you can use voice control to operate a specific zone’s heating, rather than your entire home.
If you’re interested in incorporating your floor heater with the rest of your home’s Smart ecosystem, read our article outlining the ways to set up these systems. The 6iE is also compatible with Building Management Systems – making it ideal for installation in larger projects with multiple heating zones.
Where can I purchase the 6iE Smart WiFi Thermostat?
The 6iE can be purchased from many of our network of retail partners. Use our online Store Locator to find your local shop.
You can also purchase the 6iE wireless heating controller online via our innovative quoting tool. Simply enter the details of your upcoming UFH project and you can find the best floor heater and thermostat for your needs alongside exact prices. Try it today and see how much money a low-carbon heating system will cost for your home.